Aussie Attorney General: "If the [climate] science is settled, why do we need research scientists to continue inquiring into the settled science?"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Attorney General George Brandis has stirred the climate pot down under, by asking a simple yet devastating question. “If the science is settled, why do we need research scientists to continue inquiring into the settled science?” Brandis said on Tuesday. “Wouldn’t it be a much more useful allocation…

Harnessing Infinity: The Promise of Quantum Computing

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Register has published a fascinating video about Quantum Computing, an interview with D-Wave, a company which manufactures what they claim are quantum computing systems. According to The Register; It turns out that there are three broad categories of problem where your best bet is a quantum computer. The first…

Newsbytes: Big Science Is Broken

Also: Poll: Just 6 Percent Of Americans Say They Trust News Media From the Lewpaper department: Science is broken. That’s the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that’s not even the worst part. Advocates of the…

Sea level rise: Plenty of time for Noah to build the Ark

Guest essay by Albert Parker We may consider all the tide gauges in the latest PSMSL survey of relative mean sea level secular trends (http://www.psmsl.org/products/trends/trends.txt ). The population changes year after year, and since 2015, also the method to compute the rates of rise has changed. As PSMSL says “Please note that we changed the…