The 4hiroshimas app – propaganda of the worst kind

The kidz at Skeptical Science (SkS) have made fools of themselves again, creating an app that is not only morally wrong, but the clearest case of science propaganda disguised as climate information I’ve ever seen. First, one wonders what the people of Hiroshima think about the tragedy of war that befell their city being used…

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Skeptical Science takes ‘creepy’ to a whole new level

People send me stuff. Yesterday Skeptical Science owner John Cook announced to the world that he thought Willis’s open letter to the new editor of Science was “creepy” and “sexist”. As is typical with the Skeptical Science kidz, it’s just projection. How much? You have no idea. But it turns out that when you scratch…

On the 97 percenters: ‘You Must Admit, They Were Careful’

Guest essay by Brandon Shollenberger It’s nothing but laundering lies. The authors don’t come out and directly say anything untrue, but they intentionally create and promote misunderstandings to inflate the importance of their work. It’s rampant dishonesty hiding behind a fig leaf of deniability. This is how I recently described Cook et al’s PR campaign…

Dana Nuccitelli discovers the ‘Streisand effect’

This could be a Friday Funny, but oh well, humor waits for nobody. A few days ago I made this prediction in response to a tweet: For those who don’t know, the Streisand effect is: …the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing…

Tuesday Tittering – Drill baby, drill

Josh writes: Apparently Dana Nuccitelli works for the fossil fuel industry, see here and here, so I thought a cartoon of him at work would be helpful. If you want to get the slightly obscure but apposite references to Drillbit then Google is your friend ;-)