The Other McCain

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

Now That We’re All Dead …

In case you missed it, humanity was wiped out Tuesday, according to angry Swedish adolescent Greta Thunberg who, for some reason, decided it was prudent to delete that tweet. Her apocalyptic prediction is part of a long series of false prophecies by environmental doomsayers following in the failed footsteps of Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich […]

‘Limited Scientific Evidence’

Are you kidding me with this? What kind of “journalism” is being practiced at NPR? Perhaps the kind in which ordinary common sense is prohibited. You don’t need an advanced degree in biology to know that the average man is 5-foot-10 and the average woman is 5-foot-5. And these average differences have a profound effect […]

The COVID-19 Fetish Community

John Hoge blogged about the person pictured above with the headline “I’m Not Making This Up, You Know,” and yet at first, I didn’t believe it. Surely, I thought, this must be some kind of satire — a 4chan troll, a parody of extreme COVID-19 paranoia. But then I checked her Twitter timeline and discovered […]

It Started With Darwinism

About 25 years ago, I read Phillip E. Johnson’s Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education. A law professor at Berkeley, Johnson was also the author of Darwin on Trial, and once remarked, “Something about the Darwinists’ rhetorical style made me think they had something to hide.” This is […]

Why Don’t We Trust the ‘Experts’?

One of the great fools of our age, Tom Nichols, published a book a few years ago with the title, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, about which I’ll quote Wikipedia: Publishers Weekly said that “The crux of the book’s argument is that… the American public have grown […]

Climate Change ‘Science’ = Propaganda

Considering how certain neocons are treating Ukraine skeptics, I’ll imitate them: “If you’re anti-fracking, that’s treason!” For years, world leaders have accused Russia of funding environmental groups in Europe to steer nations away from energy independence and strengthen Russia’s iron grip over the continent. As nations across the globe begin shunning Russian oil in response […]

The Science™ Is Actually The Politics™

Ace of Spades remarks, “Quelle coincidence,” at the polling memo from Impact Research (which “has helped elect Democratic candidates at all levels”) advising Democratic candidates on how to pivot away from their ill-advised “COVID Zero” maximum-lockdown stance on the pandemic. The obvious proof that these lockdowns were never “necessitated” (to use the phrase of Biden’s […]

Mass Formation Psychosis: What Is It and Why Is Everybody Talking About It Now?

Have you ever heard of “The Streisand Effect”? It’s what happens on the Internet when someone tries to suppress the truth: Barbra Streisand . . . in 2003 had sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia[dot]com for violation of privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavored to remove an aerial photograph of Streisand’s mansion from the publicly […]

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