Tag Archives: BAD SCIENCE

PRE-PALEOLITHIC CURMUDGEONS

THE CONTRARIAN   MacLean’s, April 25, had a lot of coverage of the recent NDP convention. It appears some radicals injected something called the “LEAP Manifesto”, upsetting the applecart.  I would describe the LEAP as proposing to shut down my … Continue reading

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TALE OF A MEXICAN VALLEY

THE CONTRARIAN   When you cross into Mexico from the US, you see a quaint, rustic, old village, as befits a country stuck in the past. Well, except that some of those shops are remarkably alike, you see the same … Continue reading

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WINDMILLS, AND STUFF

THE CONTRARIAN   A page out of Willy Brants diary – I just got up, and was stretching the old body this way and that while looking out the front window, when I saw Joe’s ratty old tractor turn in … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

THE CONTRARIAN Here are some stories I have actually heard directly from real people, honest people not trying to make a point or sell something, not some crap from the internet, but real local people. “My three-year-old came running into … Continue reading

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YOU SEE WHAT YOU LOOK FOR

THE CONTRARIAN   An oft-told tale concerns an experiment in which a group of kids was sorted randomly into two classes. One teacher was told that her class were all exceptional students, and the other was told that her class … Continue reading

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CROWDED PLANET

THE CONTRARIAN   One of those ‘everybody knows’ things is that there are too many people in the world, sooner or later we will be standing shoulder to shoulder, no place to lay down; the planet can’t produce enough food … Continue reading

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MSG IS KILLING ME

THE CONTRARIAN   No, that’s not a new country song; I am talking about the food additive famously found in Chinese food. Which I am sensitive to, and which I have recently learned is also found pretty much everywhere. Here … Continue reading

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