In a big win for academic freedom over the forces of creeping authoritarianism, the Virginia Supreme Court today sided with the University of Virginia in its fight against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's investigation of climate scientist Michael Mann.
A crucial first step is to create scientific excommunication for heretical statements and practices that directly violate the Doctrines of Science. The excommunicated will be denied all the Sacraments of Science that have been developed over the last 2,000 years.
How did Mosher and other Heartland-aligned climate denial bloggers know immediately and with such a high confidence that the whistleblower was Peter Gleick when as we see this is tricky stuff, and why is Joe Bast going to such great lengths to disavow the memo?
In the sense that I believe in God, I am religious. However, I empathize with skeptics who, once they hear a believer begin with a phrase like "God's love" or "religious truth," dismiss the claims on history that often follow.
Roughly one in six of those polled believe that the scientific community is engaged in a global conspiracy to distort science when it comes to climate change. Such a fundamental disdain for the scientific community and scientists cannot be called anything other than anti-science.
Long regarded as the world's preeminent place to study and practice the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, the U.S. has recently been losing ground in these disciplines to other parts of the world.
Every now and then, they would roll over to scratch an itch, and then return to lying there serenely with their eyes closed. Those sea lions, I thought, had the right idea about how to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Educators and parents have long recognized the need to focus more on math and science. Now, it is time for policymakers, businesses and communities to stand up and play a more active role in training our next generation of energy professionals.
You may ask, "What is it like in a scientist's brain?" Let's start with my thought processes for an everyday task like seeing an article on The Huffington Post -- for example, this one: "Venus May Be Slowing Down, New ESA Data Suggests."
While scientific "debate" always continues and there are debates over many elements within and around climate science, the scientific community has a very solid understanding of and agreement about the basics.
At one time a candidate for office would have been sorely tempted to kiss Albert Einstein's balding pate along with that of an infant. So why does Rick Santorum feel compelled to assure us that he is pro-science? And why now?