California’s Boneheaded Solar Remedy for Climate Change

Good intentions can make for awful policies. by Steve Chapman In the world of government policy, two chief dangers always loom. The first is people with bad intentions using every available means to achieve their malignant goals. The second, more common but no less destructive, is people with the purest of hearts and the most…

Hippocratic Oath vs. ‘Hypocritic’ Oath?

By Charles G. Battig The National Institutes of Health website defines the Hippocratic Oath as “perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts.  It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards.  It also strongly binds the student to his teacher and the greater…

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Open Physics vs Secret Climate Science

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Should scientists share their data and method? EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt stirred a hornet’s nest when he issued a demand for the end of secret science. But isn’t open sharing of data and method the way we have all been taught science is supposed to work? Back in 2016, a…