IPCC's Pauchauri and the aliens er, spirits, er, Shirley MacLaine

Donna LaFramboise writes to tell me: The head of the IPCC has written a novel in which the central character [Sanjay] is infatuated with pseudoscience and in which UFO enthusiast Shirley MacLaine is presented as credible. The final installment of the Nobel Laureate Summer Reading series. Excerpt from Donna’s Article: As a young Hindu, Sanjay…

Earth versus the flying saucers

I’m sure many of you remember this campy scifi film from 1956. Roswell on steroids. But did you know that there is a natural phenomenon on Earth that gives rise to reports of flying saucers on a regular basis? In fact there’s a mountain near me where they congregate. Observe: