Category Archives: Science

What We Know

We entered the outbreak with a notion that we knew the cause of the disease, and were quite sure we knew how it was transmitted from person to person. Perhaps, if we have learned anything, it is that we are … Continue reading

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Spiteful Models

One of the most spiteful and most unhealing properties of scientific models is their capability to strike down truth and take its place. And often, these models serve as blinkers, by limiting attention to an excessively narrow area. The exaggerated … Continue reading

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Alchemy of Our Time

From Wikipedia This is not a book review. I tried doing one and it wasn’t of use to anybody. What follows is very much my own thoughts as a consequence of exposure. Perhaps one could tell that by the introductory … Continue reading

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How the Motor Car Saved the Cities

A reminder of gentler times found at Historic UK The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were “drowning in horse manure”. In order for these cities to function, they were … Continue reading

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Much Ado About 0.005%

What a tangled web we weave … New direct-injection gasoline/petrol engines will be equipped with particle filters to meet evermore stringent emissions limits, imposed quite arbitrarily by bureaucrats let off the leash to run amok. Let’s look at the scale … Continue reading

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Diesel Bans Based on Limits Within “Natural” Variability

Update 2018-10-24: Marathon Runners cause limits to be exceeded. Details below. For those who don’t know, the EU set ambient NOx level limits to 40 µg per cubic metre. The limit have recently been (ab)used by Lawyers Without Reason (DUH) … Continue reading

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How to Boil a Frog

Pierre Gosselin reports at NoTricksZone on Germany’s War On Diesel Takes A Setback … Environment Ministry Activism Exposed, Absurd Risk Claims Ministry of Environment’s, media’s absurd claims To underscore the risks of diesel fumes and to spread fear of diesel … Continue reading

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A Tortured Monkey of the Media

John Cadogan has a popular YouTube channel called AutoExpertTV. In his latest contribution, he castigates Volkswagen for being just like Hitler and accuses them of torturing monkeys in gas chambers. While I agree that Volkswagen’s management culture since ca. 1990 … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Effect Fallacy

Every now and then, one stumbles upon articles that clearly expose the scientific paucity upon which climatic catastrophism is constructed. But it is not in the interests of those who profit from catastrophism to recognize their errors. Instead they denounce … Continue reading

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Why Wind Farms Suck

Found this paper. Flow Adjustment Inside and Around Large Finite-Size Wind Farms Abstract In this study, large-eddy simulations are performed to investigate the flow inside and around large finite-size wind farms in conventionally-neutral atmospheric boundary layers. Special emphasis is placed … Continue reading

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