Monthly Archives: September 2009


Wish list for science journals 11

Many of my numerate readers will have read the account by Rick Trebino of Georgia Tech of trials and tribulations of responding to an error in the public record of the peer-reviewed literature, and have ideas of their own on what they would like to see. Record ideas for what you would like to see […]


Example of Scientific Bias 37

When reading a paper by Richard Lindzen Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions? I was struck by some comments towards the end by John P. Holdren, director of the Woods Hole Research Center about climate skeptics. He says: First, they have not come up with any plausible alternative culprit for the disruption […]


Massive Extinctions: An Update 19

The online magazine CO2 Science has published a review and update on the massive extinction theory, featuring a large section on my guest editorial they graciously hosted back in 2004. This is where I lost my virginity, so to speak, so the treatment is a little more exuberant than I would use now, but not […]