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  • Texas earthquakes and Fraccing: A concern or an exaggeration? The Jacki Daily Show

    10/13/2015 2:35:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/13/15 | Jacki Daily
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank. She entered...
  • Freeman Dyson's Remarkable View of the Future Is Worth Your Time To Examine

    10/16/2015 7:15:36 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Speech at Boston University ^ | 5 November 2005 | Freeman Dyson
    A couple of days ago, there was a quite successful thread here entitled Top Physicist Freeman Dyson: Obama 'Took the Wrong Side' on Climate Change. As an admirer and follower of Professor Dyson, I enjoyed it greatly, and posted several items on it. That thread got me interested in Dyson once again, and in looking for Dyson material I found this remarkable lecture on YouTube. I believe it is worth anyone's time to listen to in its entirety. At a little more than an hour in length, it is a bit long for one sitting, but I am sure most...
  • Why One of the World’s Top Physicists Signed a Petition Against Climate Alarmism

    10/16/2015 8:47:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | October 16, 2015 | Calvin Beisner
    Why did one of the world's top physicists—ever—sign the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation's Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change, which challenges climate alarmism, though he's a liberal, a Democrat, likes President Obama, and has a strong background in climate science? His interview with the UK Register and his foreword to a new study titled Carbon Dioxide: The Good News reveal some of his reasons. Freeman Dyson believes increasing atmospheric CO2 content does more good than harm and that President Obama "chose the wrong side" in the climate debate. He explains that climate change "is not a...
  • World-Renown Physicist (and Democrat): Obama's Wrong on Climate Change

    10/15/2015 12:42:51 PM PDT · by ManHunter · 29 replies
    Conservative News Service ^ | October 14, 2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Freeman Dyson, one of the world’s top theoretical physicists and a self-described “100% Democrat,” criticized President Barack Obama for his views on climate change, stating that he was on the “wrong side” of the issue and that Republicans were on the “right side” of the topic. “I'm 100 per cent Democrat myself, and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on this issue, and the Republicans took the right side,” Dyson told The Register last week.
  • 29 Top Scientists Support Iranian Nuclear Deal

    08/08/2015 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    INN ^ | 8/8/2015, 9:49 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Twenty-nine nuclear scientists have signed a letter to US President Barack Obama praising the Iranian nuclear deal, the New York Times reports Saturday night, calling it “innovative” and “stringent.” Signatories include Richard L. Garwin, a longtime Washington advisor on nuclear issues and arms who helped design the first hydrogen bomb; Siegfried S. Hecker, who directed the Los Alamos nuclear testing and development program from 1986-1997; and Rush D. Holt, a physicist and former member of Congress who now leads the American Association for the Advancement of Science. …
  • Scientist: Humans Are Helping the Planet’s Ecology—Carbon Dioxide Is ‘Very Good’ for Plants, Animals

    05/04/2015 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 2:38 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Freeman Dyson, an award-winning British scientist and retired professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, said that the science on climate change isn’t “at all clear,” and in fact, humans are actually helping the planet. […] “Well, what I would like to emphasize is that human actions have very large effects on the ecology which have nothing to do with climate. Carbon dioxide is what we’re producing in big quantities and putting into the atmosphere,” Dyson said. “It happens to be a very good fertilizer for all kinds of vegetation, good for wildlife, good for agricultural production. “So...
  • I Got Cider in My Ear!

    02/17/2015 5:36:02 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/17/15 | Steve Berman
    One of these days, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, you do not accept this bet because, as sure as you stand there, you're going to wind up with an ear full of cider. So said Sky Masterson, gambler and philosopher, in Guys and Dolls.  Brother Sky was a skeptic.  He believed...
  • Freeman Dyson speaks out about climate science, and fudge

    04/05/2013 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Rocky · 26 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | April 5, 2013 | Paul Mulshine
    Freeman Dyson is a physicist who has been teaching at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton since Albert Einstein was there. When Einstein died in 1955, there was an opening for the title of “most brilliant physicist on the planet.” Dyson has filled it. So when the global-warming movement came along, a lot of people wondered why he didn’t come along with it. The reason he’s a skeptic is simple, the 89-year-old Dyson said when I phoned him. “I think any good scientist ought to be a skeptic,” Dyson said. ------------------------------------------------------ Dyson said his skepticism about those computer models...
  • Freeman Dyson: Science on the Rampage

    05/09/2012 10:28:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    New York Review of Books ^ | April 5, 2012 | Freeman Dyson
    Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything by Margaret Wertheim Walker, 323 pp., $27.00                                                   Pierpont Morgan Library/Art Resource An engraving by William Blake from The Song of Los, 1795 Physics on the Fringe describes work done by amateurs, people rejected by the academic establishment and rejecting orthodox academic beliefs. They are often self-taught and ignorant of higher mathematics. Mathematics is the language spoken by the professionals. The amateurs offer an...
  • "Fermi Bubbles" -- Starry Messages? Searching for Signatures of Interstellar Archaeology

    03/18/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | March 05, 2012 | 'my weblog'
    "Fermi Bubbles, " which might appear as a void in visible light in spiral galaxies. is the term used by Richard Carrigan at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in his work on the search for cosmic-scale artifacts like Dyson spheres or Kardashev civilizations. A Fermi bubble would grow as the civilization creating it colonized space, according to Carrigan... Searching for signatures of cosmic-scale archaeological artifacts such as Dyson spheres or Kardashev civilizations is an interesting alternative to conventional SETI. Uncovering such an artifact does not require the intentional transmission of a signal on the part of the original civilization... James...
  • Time for a new rigorous Association of Scientists

    02/14/2011 7:19:05 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies
    JoNova ^ | February 14th, 2011 | Joanne
    Below is the O so apt resignation of  Steven J. Welcenbach from the American Chemical Society (ACS). In it he describes how the largest scientific society in the world has become a non-scientific activist group bowing to political pressure and ignoring it’s members objections. Such is his ire and dismay, he is not only pulling his membership but vows to do all he can to make sure ACS does not receive public money. He suggests that many former members will form a new society that rigorously follows the scientific method (hear hear). It’s time to start talking about that new...
  • The Global Warming Heretic [Freeman Dyson]

    03/29/2009 7:29:05 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 11 replies · 698+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 3/28/2009 | Soulskill
    theodp writes "In The Civil Heretic, the NYT Magazine takes a look at how world-renowned scientist Freeman Dyson wound up opposing those who care most about global warming. Since coming out of the closet on global warming, Dyson has found himself described as 'a pompous twit,' 'a blowhard,' and 'a mad scientist.' He argues that climate change has become an obsession for 'a worldwide secular religion' known as environmentalism. Dyson has been particularly dismissive of Al Gore, calling him climate change's chief propagandist and accusing him of relying too heavily on computer-generated climate models and promoting 'lousy science' that's...
  • The Civil Heretic (Freeman Dyson on global warming)

    03/25/2009 1:25:09 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 1,180+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2009 | Nicholas Dawidoff
    ... Lately, however, since coming “out of the closet as far as global warming is concerned,” as [eminent physicist Freeman] Dyson sometimes puts it, there has been noise all around him. Chat rooms, Web threads, editors’ letter boxes and Dyson’s own e-mail queue resonate with a thermal current of invective [...]. Dyson had proposed that whatever inflammations the climate was experiencing might be a good thing because carbon dioxide helps plants of all kinds grow. ... IT WAS FOUR YEARS AGO that Dyson began publicly stating his doubts about climate change. Speaking at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the...
  • George Dyson: Let's take a nuclear-powered rocket to Saturn (Project Orion)

    03/16/2009 8:28:20 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 10 replies · 471+ views
    TED ^ | 02/2002 | George Dyson
    Talks George Dyson: Let's take a nuclear-powered rocket to Saturn. About this talk Author George Dyson spins the story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life. About George Dyson A historian and philosopher of science, George Dyson takes a clear-eyed and deeply researched view of our recent scientific past -- while showing where it may lead us
  • Freeman Dyson Debunks Dire Forecasts on Global Warming and Other Tenets

    11/19/2008 9:46:42 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 12 replies · 810+ views ^ | 11/19/2008 | Ellen Gilbert
    In the absence of audience interruptions Mr. Dyson had and argument anyway with the scores of people like Al Gore who weren`t present to defend their belief in the dire consequence of global warming . ("There`s no accounting for human folly", Mr .Dyson said when asked of Mr.Gore`s Nobel prize.) Saying on a recent trip he and his wife found Greenlanders to be delighted with their warmer climate and increased tourism, Mr.Dyson suggested that representing "local warming by a global average is misleading." In his comments to both the Nassua Club and Labyrinth, he decried the use of computer modeling...
  • Heretical Thoughts About Science and Society [Freeman Dyson chides global warming alarmists]

    08/10/2007 11:44:05 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 59 replies · 1,834+ views
    Edge: The Third Culture ^ | 8 Aug 2007 | Freeman Dyson
    HERETICAL THOUGHTS ABOUT SCIENCE AND SOCIETY [8.8.07]By Freeman DysonFREEMAN DYSON is professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton. His professional interests are in mathematics and astronomy. Among his many books are Disturbing the Universe, Infinite in All Directions Origins of Life, From Eros to Gaia, Imagined Worlds, and The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet. His most recent book, Many Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (Page Barbour Lectures), is being published this month by University of Virgina Press.Freeman Dyson's Edge Bio Page HERETICAL THOUGHTS ABOUT SCIENCE AND SOCIETY1. The...
  • Global warming science, from a scientist (Freeman Dyson)

    04/17/2007 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 50 replies · 1,232+ views ^ | Freeman Dyson
    Transcripts are clickable on the site too if you dont want to watch. You can read instead. Three interesting clips. This guy is not caught up in the hype over atmospheric CO2. He slams computer models pretty hard. Three short vids. First one should start right away. Select the last two on the dropdown menu on the left. 144. Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere: the balance between vegetation and atmosphere [Duration 00:06:33] 145. Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere: global warming and stratospheric cooling [Duration 00:01:27] 146. Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere: conclusions [Duration 00:02:42]
  • Rebel with a Cause: The Optimistic Scientist

    04/10/2007 6:39:53 PM PDT · by ccmay · 9 replies · 443+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 10 April 2007 | Benny Peiser
    Freeman Dyson: My optimism about the long-term survival of life comes mainly from imagining what will happen when life escapes from this planet and becomes adapted to living in vacuum. There is then no real barrier to stop life from spreading through the universe. Hopping from one world to another will be about as easy as hopping from one island in the Pacific to another. And then life will diversify to fill the infinite variety of ecological niches in the universe, as it has done already on this planet. ... Concerning the climate models, I know enough of the details...
  • Project Orion

    04/30/2005 3:48:34 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 9 replies · 636+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 1/14/05 | George Dyson, reviewed by Sam Dinkin
      If President Bush wants the 51st state to be New Texas on the Moon, he should consider reviving Orion. (credit: Phil Smith courtesy of Sam Dinkin) Revisiting Project Orion by Sam DinkinMonday, January 24, 2005 If you look on for Jeff Bezos’s personal book reviews, the only rocket book you will see is Project Orion. His summary from April 14, 2002 is as follows: For those of us who dream of visiting the outer planets, seeing Saturn’s rings up close without intermediation of telescopes or charge-coupled devices, well, we pretty much *have* to read “Project Orion.” In...