Tagged: Ken Ring

Ken Ring pontificates on climate change - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 13, 2014

Ken Ring runs a business predicting the weather. Apparently in that sort of business, and with the clients he has, conflict with evidence-based science and scientists is good for business. So,  it isn’t not surprising to find him trolling the internet debating issues from weather and climate change to earthquakes. But his contribution to a recent debate on … … Continue reading … Read More

Monday mirth: Ken Ring reinvents botany, geology, and the oil business - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2013

Sometimes the best way to start the week is with a good laugh — an eruptive bellow, in my case. Do not read any further while handling or consuming hot drinks, because it’s that man again: NZ’s favourite astrologer, “moon man” Ken Ring, reinventing science (again) in service of his weird view of the world. […] … Read More

Prat Watch #12: warmest winter makes Ring writhe (and other tales) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 02, 2013

It’s time for another update on the antics of our favourite climate cranks — and this week’s star is New Zealand’s very own über crank, weather astrologer Ken Ring. He’s been reinventing NZ’s warmest-ever winter to make it fit with his forecasts. Here’s Ken, back in April, in a piece headlined “Severe winter ahead” [WebCite1]: […] … Read More

Climate lulz: Rings around Antarctica - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 16, 2013

Two things made me laugh out loud today — great gusts of guffaws enough to wake the trufflehound from her slumbers. The first was a perfectly pitched piece of satire in the Southland Times, the second a reinvention of the ocean atmosphere interface by astrological long range weather forecaster Ken Ring. Both are worth your [...] … Read More

Bent spoons galore for coverage of "charlatan" Ring - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 15, 2011

The Skeptics Society has roasted several media organisations, collectively awarding them its annual Bent Spoon award for “journalistic gullibility” after they gave “Moon Man” Ken Ring largely uncritical coverage in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes. Vicki Hyde The story is one close to the hearts of Skeptics spokeswoman Vicki Hyde, whose neighbourhood in Redcliffs, … Read More

Five Signs You Might Be Wrong - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 25, 2011

Over the last few weeks several things have been happening both in my own life and in the wider public (Ken Ring) that have made me think about good rules of thumb to determine whether a claim is likely to be right or wrong. In particular when is it reasonable to perform a self examination [...] … Read More

Ken Ring’s predictions – what happens on March 20th doesn’t matter - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 07, 2011

Some ‘scientific commonsense’ to clarify a few misunderstandings that seem to have arisen since John Campbell’s interview with astrologer Ken Ring. (If you came here looking for my ’continuously updated’ comments on the 2011 earthquakes the aftershocks go here - older comments are appended to … Read More

Learning from America's Ken Ring moment - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 04, 2011

The furore over John Campbell’s interview with earthquake predictor Ken Ring this week really exposed a strong anti-science vein running through New Zealand that even we here at Sciblogs, seasoned from hand to hand combat with the anti-vax lobby, homeopaths and evolution deniers were surprised at. Headlines that preceded the predicted December 1990 earthquake As one commenter … Read More

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