Monthly Archives: January 2014

The journal of citizen science

After reading about the likely relaunch of “Patterns Recognition in Physics” on Jo Nova (which I thoroughly endorse) I was reminded that there is a glaring hole in the list of journals, which is stopping many good papers from getting … Continue reading

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Noah's Ark – what does it mean?

According to a new translated Cuneiform tablet, Noah’s Ark was round. Reading the Daily Mail Comments I read : Cardiff supporter: Noah was a farmer who built a larger version of the locally used coracle. An earlier earth quake warned … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Eggsperts

There’s a post on Climate Etc. “Death of Expertise“. I’m not  commenting on this directly. Instead, I have a very simple question: what is an expert? Two scales come to mind, the first is that in any given subject the … Continue reading

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Scienceofdoom:: Ghosts of Climates Past is proving a real boom. I came across this article at Scienceofdoom. I can’t remember which way they swing on the debate, but the article is well written and a subject I’m interested in. Available at: Ghosts of … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by response!!!

I have been bowled over by the response to the survey. For example, I noticed a survey ID “501” had come in. By the time I get around to posting this it had risen: Response summary Total responses: 538 Full … Continue reading

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Survey on participants of climate debate

The Scottish Climate & Energy Forum have been working to produce a survey on the background of participants in the climate debate. Now, after some excellent feedback, the survey is ready. The url is: Please help us by filling … Continue reading

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History is written by the VICTORS!

They say history is written by the winners. But the Citizen News Media are beginning to dominate the internet. If this new CNM end up writing the history of the “climate wars”, does mean we are the winners?

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Did Wikipedia editors kill the Guardian & Independent?

With the rise of the internet, the mainstream Media are in long term decline as Citizen Scientists using Citizen News Media begin to dominate those Universal subjects like climate. But were they given a helping hand by the antics of … Continue reading

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Found: missing heat – but I'm leaving academics in the cold.

After a “And Then There’s Physics” article exchange about the “pause”, I got to thinking where I might find “the missing heat” – or as politicians would put it “the economy’s growing – it’s just we can’t see it”. In … Continue reading

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Dear Jo, the sun: "it's really scary".

Dear Jo, it is important you get this. But first, I was delighted to hear about the baby. So, I will try to keep this short knowing you will be busy with the most important of things and are unlikely … Continue reading

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