Category Archives: Rafe

Heads up from Keith Windschuttle on the Aboriginal recognition agenda

A note on a very important volume from Quadrant Books. The Break-up of Australia: The Real Agenda Behind Aboriginal Recognition sounds a warning about the slippery slope that will lead from the apparently innocent recognition of the “First People” in … Continue reading

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For nerds and Popper fans

A talk by a major scientist on Popper’s philosophy of science and how it helped his career. Mostly good but a bit weak on some points, especially the function of consensus, he thinks that frauds are rapidly found out.

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William Happer on global warming

A nice interview with a scientist who knows a bit about atmospheric physics and related matters. He was sacked from the Department of Energy by Al Gore but don’t be put off. A lot of information and telling arguments. He … Continue reading

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Judith Curry the latest casualty in the climate wars

Just as a breath of fresh air on the climate front is approaching in Washington DC, Judith Curry has bailed out of Georgia Tech. A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs … Continue reading

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More items of interest Jan 3

Dr Dan from Washington DC says, workers do best in unregulated markets. For bean counters. Update of US climate change funding. As they say, a billion here and a billion there, and soon you are talking real money. Screw the … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on greenhouse policy

Once again, the Government has been getting its knickers in a knot over climate change. And once again, despite three politically shrewd options to choose from, it is choosing a dumb fourth option. The first of the shrewd options is … Continue reading

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Items of interest Jan 2

Dan Mitchell from the centre of the universe Washington DC aka Trumpville. The best and the worst news of 2016. For the year ahead, hopes and fears. Steyn on line for the week leading into the new year. The Australian … Continue reading

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Hope for climate realists in the US

“Here’s to hoping the Age of Trump will herald the demise of climate change dogma, and acceptance of a broader range of perspectives in climate science and our policy options,” Georgia Tech scientist Judith Curry wrote this month at her … Continue reading

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Roundup Dec 30

Good to see someone is on duty in Washington DC. Turn out the lights when you go home Dan! America’s Greek future. How to help the poor and reduce poverty. The local government extortion racket. Weather. Scott Adams, creator of … Continue reading

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Roundup 27 December

Farewell Thomas Sowell! Thanks for the memories. Relax, he is still alive but taking a WEB (well-earned break). Christmas humour from Dan Mitchell. Around the traps, what the usual suspects are up to. Nobody cares at this time of year. … Continue reading

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