Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Due to the outcry about the officiating in the Monday Night Football game, I’ve included the first bit even though it is football related. (Note: I do not necessarily endorse his political positions, but have […]
Or and intentional “stunt”? You be the judge. (My money is on intentional.) For another fun take on presentations see my post about the “typical” presentation.
Unfortunately, while the science on natural gas fracking is clear, the public debate does not reflect this fact. Why? Here is a take from an op-ed piece in the NY Post by Jon Entine: The academic face of the anti-fracking movement — Cornell marine ecologist Robert Howarth — increasingly looks like he’s willing to turn science […]
An interesting technology that may someday soon begin to revolutionize the energy discussion. (HT: Cody Wanner)
Interesting thoughts from Gregg Easterbrook on the world of unnamed sources to quotes: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, and Anonymous People Don’t Complain About Quotes: In an era plagued by what Stephen Colbert memorably called “truthiness,” increasingly, public speakers quote people or sources who mysteriously lack names. In Barack Obama’s speech on the Afghan war, the president […]
Running a week behind again on my reading of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com, so just getting to the entirety of last week’s TMQ. The football pieces are old news now, but here are my favorite non-NFL pieces (find the whole thing here): ———————————- On Christmas Creep: Christmas Creep: Reader Jill Andvik […]
Trevor Butterworth hits another topic on target, this time on Forbes.com. He tackles the recent hub-bub over Dr. Oz’s dire warnings about apple juice and arsenic. Here is the intro: If the reaction in the news media to Dr. Oz’s absurd claims about the dangers of arsenic in apple juice has been enormously heartening (essentially […]
From FoxNews.com yesterday comes a story about a Nobel Prize winning physicist withdrawing from his professional organization over the politics of climate change. Dr.Ivar Giaever resigned due to the American Physical Society‘s official statement of policy on the subject. Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that “the evidence […]