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Climate scientist Phil Jones exonerated - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 31, 2010

The UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee has released its report into “climategate” – some of the issues surrounding the release of stolen emails from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit. It effectively exonerates Phil Jones from  charges of withholding data and questionable scientific ethics. The text of the press release is below and the [...] … Read More

Are religious scientists worried about their brethren? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 29, 2010

There were two public statements on science recently which seem to have disappeared into a vacuum. They were the ‘Public Statement Concerning Science and Christian Faith’ by New Zealand Religious Scientists and ‘A message to the Christian communities of New Zealand from scientists in their midst.’ I am not interested in the first [...] … Read More

Periodic Table of of science blogs - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 23, 2010

David Bradley of Sciencebase has put together an interesting Periodic Table of science bloggers. It was complied on a “first come, first served” basis and is, of course, restricted in numbers (currently 103). But a useful resource for anyone interested in browsing through science blogs they may not be familiar with. There’s even a couple of [...] … Read More

Creationism, climate change and scientific denialism - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 22, 2010

Strange how one keeps coming across familiar people. Last week I was shocked to read Andrew Bolt’s article on the Global Atheist Convention (see Speakers true love of hatred). He wasn’t there and those of us that were recognised his article as full of distortions, misinformation and lies. Then I realised he is one [...] … Read More

Great photo of the Solar Corona - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 10, 2010

This photograph of the sun’s corona is a real beauty. it was captured by Miloslav Druckmüller and colleagues from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, during an eclipse on July 22, 2009. They were located on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. For further image details, equipment used and a spectacular high-resolution photograph, visit Miloslav Druckmüller’s [...] … Read More

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