Monthly Archives: February 2015

More on Orbital Integration

My previous post on orbital motion and climate change climbed pretty far up on Hacker News, much to my surprise–I didn’t submit it there, so to whoever, did: thanks. There were a number of useful comments, mostly along the lines … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Marx

Today the new finance minister of Greece wrote about his fascination with Marx. His analysis points to the fundamental flaw in Marxism while not just ignoring but praising it: it rests on the notion that “binary oppositions” completely dominate world … Continue reading

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Dark Matter, Aether, Caloric and Neutrinos

It is fairly common today to see laypeople compare dark matter to the luminferous aether, that bugaboo of 19th century physics whose existence was disproven by the Michaelson-Morley experiment and which was subsequently made redundant by Einstein’s kinematic relativity. Aether … Continue reading

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On Interpretation

“The cat is on the mat” is a reasonably clear statement, not subject to a huge range of interpretation. If anyone reading it claimed it justified killing blasphemers most people would look at them funny. And remember: this is the … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Orbital Mechanics and Climate Change

What is the role of orbital variations in climate change? We know from direct measurement that the Earth is warming by about 0.6 W/m**2. Climate models give a number that is about 1.6 W/m**2 from greenhouse gas emissions and it … Continue reading

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