Social Construction and Little Else

…So basically I think it’s actually, like, socially constructed.


“Global Climate Change” and Peer Review

“I searched the Web of Science for peer-reviewed scientific articles published between 1 January 1991 and 9 November 2012 that have the keyword phrases “global warming” or “global climate change.” The search produced 13,950 articles. […] By my definition, 24 of the 13,950 articles, 0.17% or 1 in 581, clearly reject global warming or endorse a cause other than CO2 emissions for observed warming. […] The 24 articles have been cited a total of 113 times over the nearly 21-year period, for an average of close to 5 citations each.”

Sociology and Actually Existing Cloaks of Invisibility

There’s news that allegedly the “first functional invisibility cloak” has been developed by a lab at Duke University.  (side note: umm AWESOME!)  While I’ll leave the scientific details of the “functional invisibility cloak” part of that claim to more qualified people, it is an opportune moment to share a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic which give … Continue reading