A commercial airliner produces a condensation trail in the skies over California. Mick West

Friday Funny: Chemtrails theory gets shot down by science

Surveyed scientists debunk chemtrails conspiracy theory UCI, Carnegie paper explains persistent aircraft trails, substances in soil and water Irvine, Calif., Aug. 12, 2016 – The world’s leading atmospheric scientists overwhelmingly deny the existence of a secret, elite-driven plot to release harmful chemicals into the air from high-flying aircraft, according to the first peer-reviewed journal paper…

Fromm the movie "young Frankenstein" by Mel Brooks. Igor peruses the brain of "Abby Normal"

Friday Funny: Study claiming psychotic traits linked to conservatism gets reversed–finds liberalism more likely to have those traits

From the friends of Stephan Lewandowsky, and upside-down Mann department Ralph Dave Westfall submits this story: Here’s an interesting example of possibly politicized research findings getting blown out of the water: Conservative political beliefs not linked to psychotic traits, as study claimed. Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who…

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Monday Mirthiness: A ‘psychic’ view of climate change

Psychic Medium Ian Scott writes via our “submit story” link: Climate Change Please Use Common Sense. Climate change, global warming the heated debate goes on and on. A handful of scientists say one thing and a handful of scientists say another ? which scientists do we believe ? “none of them”. Lets all use our…

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Friday Funny – Another look at Ed Hawkins Scary Temperature Spiral

This week there was lots of noise from the Twittersphere and Blogosphere over this tweet from climate scientist Ed Hawkins which was covered at WUWT: Making Global Warming Scarier Spiralling global temperatures from 1850-2016 (full animation) https://t.co/YETC5HkmTr pic.twitter.com/Ypci717AHq — Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) May 9, 2016 It received over 10,000 retweets so far. Eric Worrall wrote then:…