Tag Archives: Karl Popper

The Popper Ratio

I hereby propose the Popper Ratio – (n.) Unit obtained by calculating the number of “popper” in a long-form text compared to the number of times Sir Karl is really cited. By “really cited” I mean (a) a quote and … Continue reading

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Just some things

I haven’t written anything for a while. Partly I’ve been rather busy with other things, and partly I’m just going through another phase of just wondering about what the whole point is. The whole climate debate seems so polarised, that … Continue reading

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Watt about falsifiability?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) has a recent post called Mann on mathematics, alcohol and “proof”. The post discusses a recent comment by Michael Mann in which he says Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It’s not for … Continue reading

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Watt about the null hypothesis?

There’s a recent post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called Can we actually even tell if humans are affecting the climate? What if we did nothing at all?. It’s part of an essay by someone called Charlie Martin. The … Continue reading

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