Posts tagged ‘pseudo-science’

March 11, 2011

Climate-Change Indoctrination

Educit obstetrix, educat nutrix, instituit paedagogus, docet magister.*

These days, unfortunately, teachers neither teach nor instruct; they propagandise.  Alfred, my son, has written a review of his high school’s Society and History class on “the impact of climate change”.

* “The midwife delivers, the wet-nurse nourishes, the tutor instructs, the master teaches.” (Varro, ap. Nonius Marcellus, 447, 33.)

January 10, 2011

Tim Flannery and the Late Robyn Williams on Resurrecting Mammoths and Modifying Human Babies

From the ABC’s Science Show (the first of this year), the very silly Tim Flannery and the late Robyn Williams converse:

Tim Flannery: So if we want the Mammoth Steppe, if we want to have maximum and optimal productivity on the planet, we need to put back some large herbivores into that ecosystem.  The one that’s excellent, even to live in cold conditions, is the mammoth.  It even had a little stopper over its arsehole to stop heat escaping!   It was perfectly adapted.

the late Robyn Williams: I did not know about that stopper!  The tail goes down and it’s sort of like that and it plugs in.  We should have those for babies, shouldn’t we really!

Tim Flannery: We probably should!

the late Robyn Williams: It would be fantastic!

January 10, 2011

Death of Robyn Williams

Recently, following some bizarre behaviour (and, in particular, some ravings in a conversation with the silly Tim Flannery, broadcast on ABC Radio’s “Science Show”, wherein Flannery and Williams celebrated the democratic politics of ants and continued to spread the gospel of the discredited pseudo-science of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming), many former admirers of Robyn Williams had been worried that he was either suffering from some form of dementia or was extremely ill.  Now the sad new comes that Robyn Williams is dead, and has been for some time.

Full details are at the all right, all right blog.