Koch Brothers Study Confirms Global Warming (In Other News, Hell Froze Over)

I’m struggling to believe that a study funded by the Koch brothers would confirm global warming. That’s like a study funded by Soros showing that gay marriage really does destroy marriage between a man and a women.


Antiscience | Berkeley Earth Project | Before I say anything else in this post, I will start off right away and say that the results I’ll be discussing here have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed…

Not So Fast

via Evolving Scientist:

Einstein always said faster-than-light speed travel was impossible.

Recently, neutrinos were clocked as going 64 nanoseconds faster. Understandably, this made everyone flip their damn lids.

The velocity of the neutrinos, within earth’s atmosphere, was measured using GPS satellites higher in the atmosphere. The earth’s rotation and gravitational field has known to cause time dilation, such as slowing down atomic clocks carried in high flying planes.

Calculating out the effect of the difference between the satellites and the neutrinos comes out to almost… 60 nanoseconds.

Which is why I was skeptical when I read the report – because even with good experimentation, something this monumental takes a lot of investigation and verification.

Watching Andreas Moritz Quack Up

Some Quack named Andreas Moritz has never heard of the Streisand Effect and has now been exposed on probably the most popular Science blog on the net. – http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/02/andreas_moritz_is_a_cancer_qua.php and a very popular medical blog http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2010/02/andreas_moritz_legal_intimidation_in_the.php

The Prime Quack has been identified: Andreas Moritz. He has admitted to getting WordPress to pull Michael Hawkins’ blog, and is also threatening me, now.

Michael Hawkins,

You may blame me for having your blog pulled. WorldPress had to remove your blog because otherwise it would have faced a hefty lawsuit, given the nature of the defamation campaign you had launched against me, and having positioned your blog link second place on the search engines.


I have not yet decided whether to sue you for defamation. I have asked my attorneys to assess the damages your defamation campaign has done to my work, business, and reputation since your blog has been up. I know that they are significant, but if they turn out to be an excessive loss of revenue and reputation and/or if I see any more defaming publications by you or your blog friends against me or Dr. Makoney, I will not hesitate to launch an expensive lawsuit against you that you will not forget for a long time. I have collected all the data of your blogs and publications involving me. Your last email to Dr. Makoney clearly shows that you are instigating a new defamation campaign, at least against him.

My investigations show me where you live and where you study (Augusta, Amine), and if I hear or see any further activities that involve me or Dr. Makoney you will need to hire a good attorney to defend your slanderous actions and campaigns.

My close friend, Dr Deepak Chopra, who in addition to Dr Makoney and myself have been viciously attacked by your friend, the fish zoologist, PZ Myers, are considering a lawsuit against him. Slander is slander, whether it is done online or offline. If your friend is wise, he will immediately remove those blogs from his site.

Just in case you are not aware of it, below are stated the laws that protect people like me against people like you.

Andreas Moritz

I had never heard of the quack Andreas Moritz, but it’s nice to see him exposed for the quack he is.

Checks and Balances

I think I need to start filling out checks like this…


via Afarensis via Failblog via XKCD.

It’s spring…

…It’s one of the 365 days in the year that you can balance an egg on its end.