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March 7, 2009
POLITICS/SCIENCE: Does The Greenhouse Even Work?

Matthew Hoy looks at some new scientific research on whether the causal mechanism ascribed to manmade global warming even works. As is generally true with complex scientific theories about causation, there's no "case closed" moment here, but it's another piece of the puzzle for those who view such things with scientific skepticism rather than religious/political fervor.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:51 PM | Enemies of Science • | Politics 2009 • | Science | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

Crank goes for the perfect score on the unintentional comedy scale -- "those who view such things with scientific skepticism rather than religious/political fervor."

Yes, folks, that's the GOP, far right wing nut variety, showing scientific skepticism, not religious fervor.

Posted by: Magrooder at March 8, 2009 10:17 PM

Dear Dan,

I was checking out Baseball Crank and I thought you might be interested in a new book I’m working on called YOGI BERRA: Eternal Yankee, by Allen Barra, sports-writer for The Wall Street Journal and best-selling author of The Last Coach: A Life of Paul “Bear” Bryant. This revelatory new biography offers hilarious insights into one of baseball’s greatest lives and some of the game’s greatest moments.

Part comedian, part feisty competitor, Yogi is also the winningest player (fourteen pennants, ten World Series, three MVPs) in baseball history. In YOGI BERRA, Allen Barra presents the icon’s remarkable life as never seen before, from his childhood in “Dago Hill,” the Italian-American neighborhood in St. Louis, to his leading role on the 1949-53 Yankees, the only team to win five consecutive World Series. Pegged by most as the class clown, Yogi’s more serious side is also revealed in this comprehensive biography, for which Allen Barra interviewed scores of Yogi’s contemporaries, including former Yankees Phil Rizzuto, Hank Bauer, Clete Boyer, and Tommy Byrne, former Dodgers Clem Labine and Johnny Podres, and sportscasters Richie Ashburn and David Halberstam.

I’d love to send you a copy of YOGI BERRA, which Norton will publish on March 30. If you’re interested, please let me know!


Heather Brown
Publicity Department
W. W. Norton & Company

Posted by: Heather at March 9, 2009 12:30 PM

I've long believed that the strongest argument against man-made global warming (or is it "climate change?") is that when the Norse first landed in the Western Hemisphere they came from Greenland, where they successfully farmed and raised cattle.

If the climate was significantly warmer a thousand years ago (which it had to be to make parts of Greenland fit for agriculture) how can anyone fall for the "man-made" part of global warming? Excluding, of course, those who believe that Viking marauding was facilitated by their extensive use of SUVs.

Posted by: Dai Alanye at March 10, 2009 2:46 AM

Well, faced with compelling logic like that from Magrooder, I have decided to become a Democrat.

Posted by: stan at March 11, 2009 11:37 AM

The Democrats suck. You'll be better looked after by liberals.
Don't forget the plan. Now that the GOP has dug a hole and jumped in (complete failure), we need to bury them under 60 feet of steel and concrete so they can never again screw the citizens of this country. Once that's done, we'll look towards the Democrats and say "you're next".

Posted by: Berto at March 11, 2009 3:06 PM
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