The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Unintentionally Heteronormative’!

Readers will please pardon my long silence this evening, but I was doing deep research on (yet another) long post about feminism, the completion of which will have to wait because . . . this: Emily Nagoski is a Ph.D. “college health educator in Massachusetts.” Both an atheist and a progressive, Nagoski has “worked for […]

Carts and Horses, Causes and Effects

Complex causation in human behavior means that social science often isn’t very scientific. Not every variable can be measured with such accuracy as, for example, annual income and years of education, and things which are not measured tend to be neglected as factors in social science. Researchers don’t usually find correlations by accident, and they […]

‘Unusually Thick Ice’ in Antarctica Traps Scientists With Unusually Thick Heads

Ship crew who have been stuck in 5 metres of ice for days prepare an ice helipad for rescuers — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 30, 2013 It probably seemed like an excellent idea: Load a bunch of tourists and journalists aboard a ship for an expedition to Antarctica in December (the height of […]

Last Night, I Hit Rand Simberg’s Tip Jar for $10, Because … Science!

Global warming “hockey stick” theorist Michael Mann has sued several critics, a litigation that Mark Steyn calls “a textbook example” of “bollocks on stilts.” When Mann first sued in October 2012, Ken White at Popehat called it “Butt Hurt in the First Degree”: [T]he complaint seems almost calculated to support likely conservative narratives about it. […]

EPA Climate-Change Expert Admits ‘Historic’ Fraud for $900,000

Our Moral Superiors: "Beale, an NYU grad with a masters from Princeton …" — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 16, 2013 “I thought, ‘Oh my God, How could this possibly have happened in this agency?’ . . . I’ve worked for the government for 35 years. I’ve never seen a situation like this.” The […]

The Atheist Creep Lawrence Krauss

Professor Lawrence Krauss on Australian TV, February 2013. “Science is based on telling the truth, which is a really important ethical boundary. It’s one that I don’t think religion shares, in fact. . . . I think that science can offer a better world.” — Lawrence Krauss “Jen McCreight, who describes herself as ‘a liberal, […]

Remember: ‘Climate’ Is Not ‘Weather’ (Unless Scientists Tell Us It Is)

Global Warming: The SCIENCE is SETTLED! @iWeatherNews @GlockLady @AmrElGabry — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 13, 2013 Once you realize that anthropogenic global warming (also known as “climate change”) is a non-falsifiable theory, the pretzel logic is amusing: Any extreme or damaging weather — including extreme cold — can be cited as evidence of […]

The Science Is Settled: Feminism Is Wrong

Men and women are not the same: By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found that male brains have more connections within each hemisphere, while female brains are more interconnected between hemispheres. . . . By analyzing the subjects’ MRIs using diffusion imaging, the scientists […]

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