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The Glory of Creation

The Glory of Creation
March 18, 2014
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Did you know that the dastardly, ungodly Big Bang Theory was developed by a Catholic priest? It was a heck …Read the Rest

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Stuck on Climate Stupid

Stuck on Climate Stupid
February 17, 2014
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According to John Kerry, climate change is equal to terrorism.  What if he were nearly a party to an extremely …Read the Rest

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The Epic Fail of Libertarian Policy & Green Theology

The Epic Fail of Libertarian Policy & Green Theology
February 16, 2014
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Be afraid, be very afraid.  This could be due to snow-pack, but with the increasing volcanic activity, world-wide, I would …Read the Rest

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Do I Look This Stupid?

Do I Look This Stupid?
February 3, 2014
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Think Progress has a headline that screams, UK’s January Flooding Surpasses all 247 Years of Data on the Books!  The …Read the Rest

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Newt’s Uncomfortable Truth

Newt’s Uncomfortable Truth
January 7, 2014
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A couple years ago when extreme cold slammed the southwest, it was not called a polar vortex, blamed on global …Read the Rest

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God’s Own Version of a Lava Lamp

God’s Own Version of a Lava Lamp
July 28, 2013
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I had to watch it twice, once with the full screen. I keep thinking I wish the cat were bugging …Read the Rest

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PART V: Liberal Science v. Conservative Science = Abject Idiocy

PART V: Liberal Science v. Conservative Science = Abject Idiocy
May 24, 2013
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The Pink Flamingo’s series into science, climate change, liberal versions of science, conservative versions, and abject stupidity of both groups …Read the Rest

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PART III: Liberal Science v. Conservative Science = Abject Idiocy

PART III: Liberal Science v. Conservative Science = Abject Idiocy
May 22, 2013
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This is my problem. When climate change scientists make their catastrophic warnings, they are completely ignoring the historical record. In …Read the Rest

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PART II: Liberal Science v. Conservative Science = Abject Idiocy

PART II: Liberal Science v. Conservative Science = Abject Idiocy
May 21, 2013
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This is yet another of those ‘no brainer’ Pink Flamingo posts I decided to toss together as quick and easy. …Read the Rest

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Just Science for a Change

Just Science for a Change
February 14, 2013
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The Pink Flamingo is a science freak.  Let’s be honest here.  I also find the far right approach to science …Read the Rest

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Global Warming Idiocy Just Went Over the Top

Global Warming Idiocy Just Went Over the Top
May 9, 2012
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The climate change dimwits did get one thing right.  The dinosaurs were killed off by rapid and extreme climate change …Read the Rest

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A LONG WEEKEND READ: The Arabic World and Science

A LONG WEEKEND READ:  The Arabic World and Science
November 26, 2011
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There is no greater evidence for abrupt global climate change than what happened to the world around 565.  The ancient …Read the Rest

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BUMPED: How to Destroy Our Future – The Approaching Dark Ages

BUMPED: How to Destroy Our Future – The Approaching Dark Ages
March 15, 2011
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The Russians are now shaking us down to the tune of nearly $800 million to launch our rocket-less astronauts to …Read the Rest

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Just the Science (and not the dark age dribble)

Just the Science (and not the dark age dribble)
March 11, 2011
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The Pink Flamingo spent much of late night Thursday and all of early Friday morning attempting to pray for the …Read the Rest

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Some Really Cool Science – Swimming with Sharks

Some Really Cool Science – Swimming with Sharks
January 22, 2011
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NASA is under the gun about a heavy lift vehicle.  The DOD just launched the Delta 4-Heavy rocket.  Why can’t …Read the Rest

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Was Arthur C. Clarke Right – Again?

Was Arthur C. Clarke Right – Again?
June 4, 2010
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Arthur C. Clark, that great visionary always thought that life would be discovered on the moon, Europa. Titan will do in a pinch – but an odd one.

Titan is one of the most inhopitable “worlds” in the solar system.

“…Scientists had expected sunlight interacting with chemicals in the atmosphere to produce acetylene that falls down to coat Titan’s surface. But Cassini detected no acetylene there. Experts warn that there could be other explanations for the results. But taken together, they fulfil two important conditions necessary for methane-based life to exist. Nasa astrobiologist Chris McKay said: ‘If these signs do turn out to be a sign of life, it would be doubly exciting because it would represent a second form of life independent from water-based life on Earth.’ Scientists believe that when the Sun swells up, swallowing Earth, conditions could be ideal on a warmer Titan. Professor John Zarnecki, of the Open University, said: ‘We believe the chemistry is there for life to form. It just needs heat and warmth to kick-start the process.

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Really Incredible Eyjafjallajökull Photo of the Day

Really Incredible Eyjafjallajökull Photo of the Day
April 19, 2010
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“Textbook Classic” Surtseyan Explosions

“Textbook Classic” Surtseyan Explosions
April 18, 2010
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For those among you who think the world is coming to an end and we are witnessing something unusual with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, well, guess again.

If things continue, the Royal Navy is going to do the rescue thing and bring Brits stranded in airports home!

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Notes from a Volcano Junkie!

Notes from a Volcano Junkie!
April 18, 2010
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This week Planet Earth caught a break, literally. The largest solar prominence in nearly 20 years exploded off the face of the Sun. Capable of massive electrical disruptions with something akin to a EMP, it hit the planet a couple of days ago. Then again, the fireworks in Iceland may be just enough to push the planet into a little ice age.

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You Know That Man Made Climate Change Thingie…?

You Know That Man Made Climate Change Thingie…?
April 17, 2010
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Once the ash cloud hits the upper atmosphere, start watching for some glorious sunsets!

Every once in awhile The Good Lord (and I am not taking about Obama) thumbs His nose at humanity, and proves in some rather strange way that He doth indeed harbor a sense of humor. While nothing humorous is going on with the current volcanic upset in Iceland, it does prove that His power is far greater than man’s. There is a wonderful irony here, rather like one of those Ten Commandments moments, a note to Al Gore, sort of a, “Umm, big guy, I’M THE ONE in charge!”

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Will the Chilean Earthquake Trigger a Volcanic Eruption?

Will the Chilean Earthquake Trigger a Volcanic Eruption?
March 9, 2010
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Last year Sebastian Watt proposed a volcano-earthquake connection.  Geologists are now watching the region around the Chilean earthquake to see …Read the Rest

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Is Nature Out of Control Or Are People Just Dumbed Down?

Is Nature Out of Control Or Are People Just Dumbed Down?
February 27, 2010
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One of the worst results of an unending litany of global warming is the dumbing down of science and of …Read the Rest

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Thera’s Killer Tsunamis

Thera’s Killer Tsunamis
November 29, 2009
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The eruption of Thera 3000 years ago devastated much of the Mediterranean with tsunamis.  There are those who think it …Read the Rest

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Sarychev Volcano Eruption

Sarychev Volcano Eruption
November 5, 2009
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sarychev-volcano-eruption-cloudThe ultimate photography experience would be the opportunity to take the photograph of an erupting volcano from space!

“…Astronaut photograph ISS020-E-9048 was acquired on June 12, 2009, with a Nikon D2XS digital camera fitted with a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 20 crew. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, NASA-JSC….”

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How Did Dinos Go Extinct

How Did Dinos Go Extinct
November 2, 2009
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After a long period without decent dino news (my new painting by Doug Chaffee has arrived, btw) we’re now being treated to just scads of new theories, extinctions, and all sorts of feathered critters.

My painting has arrived in time to crown my reading of the “new” debate about Dinosaur extinction. Sure, I know all the talk is about India, but I am partial to a volcanic end of things.

Did Dinos go extinct from a massive asteroid hit or from volcanism?

“…The cause of the dinosaurs’ demise is far from an open-and-shut case. Though many experts support the Chicxulub impact theory, some question whether the extinction was caused by an impact at all, and suggest that climate changes and volcanism were responsible. One line of reasoning holds that all three phenomena were to blame.

Gerta Keller, a geoscientist at Princeton University, found evidence for massive volcanic activity coinciding with the time of the extinction in an area called the Deccan Traps in India. Keller has advocated that this volcanism was the main culprit behind the dinosaurs’ downfall. Her idea has long been controversial and remains so. She is bluntly dubious of Chatterjee’s argument.

“We have worked extensively throughout India and investigated a number of the localities where Sankar Chatterjee claims to have evidence of a large impact he calls Shiva crater,” Keller wrote in an e-mail along with colleague Thierry Adatte of Switzerland’s Universite de Neuchâtel. “Unfortunately, we have found no evidence to support his claims… Sorry to say, this is all nonsense.”

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Is Mount Rainier Coming to Life?

Is Mount Rainier Coming to Life?
October 2, 2009
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Global Warming people are freaking, joyfully, over the “changes” in Mount Rainier, blaming everything on a warming climate. If you …Read the Rest

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Is Something Magmatic Going on at Mount Rainier

Is Something Magmatic Going on at Mount Rainier
September 24, 2009
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In case you’ve not hears, there are some cluster quakes, quite recently around Mount Rainier, that reek of magma going somewhere.

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The Disappearing Sunspot & The Little Ice Age

The Disappearing Sunspot & The Little Ice Age
September 12, 2009
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Did you know in the 17th Century the sun experienced 70 years of spotless activity? During the Maunder Minimum, the …Read the Rest

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Now the Feds Want to “Manage” Mount St. Helens

Now the Feds Want to “Manage” Mount St. Helens
August 28, 2009
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Is there no end to their arrogance? “…An article in the New York Times looks at the future of the …Read the Rest

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Volcanic Blasts Responsible for Ice Age

Volcanic Blasts Responsible for Ice Age
July 7, 2009
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Evidently volcanic blasts were responsible for the last Ice Age.  Makes a lot of sense.  Major blasts in modern times …Read the Rest

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