Reef Expert Spots Fish Fakes

Reef expert spots fish fakes, according to a report in Science (AAAS) News 25 September 2019. Peter Ridd, a marine scientist who was dismissed by James Cook University (JCU) for criticising the quality of research into coral reef bleaching, has examined photos used in a study of zebra lionfish social behaviour and found that photos […]

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“I Made It Up”, Writes Gender Theorist

“I made it up”, writes gender theorist in an article in Quillette 17 September 2019. Gender historian Christopher Dummitt of Trent University, Canada, was one of the leading promoters of the idea that gender is a social and cultural construct, rather than being based on the biological fact that there are two sexes – male […]

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Christian Doctor Sacked for Transgender Challenge

Christian doctor sacked for transgender challenge, according to a report in Christian Concern 2 October 2019. Dr David Mackereth, an Accident and Emergency doctor in the British National Health Service has been sacked from a position as a disability assessor with the Department of Work and Pensions because he refuses to use ‘transgender pronouns’. During […]

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Ocean Warming Report Retracted

Ocean warming report retracted by Nature 25 September 2019 doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1585-5. A paper published in Nature on 31 October 2018 claiming that the oceans are rapidly warming due to man-made emissions has been retracted. The paper was given widespread publicity in the mainstream media, accompanied by warnings that climate change was worse than previously thought. […]

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Swedish Church Claims Greta as Jesus’ Successor

Swedish church claims Greta as Jesus’ successor, as reported by Watts Up With That 29 September 2019. Anthony Watt of the climate website Watts Up With That spotted a Twitter announcement made on 1 December 2018 by the Swedish church Limhamns Kyrka, which proclaims (in Swedish) “Kungörelse! Jesus från Nasaret har nu utsett en av […]

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“Good Coral Parenting” For Reef Recovery

“Good coral parenting” for reef recovery found, according to reports in ScienceDaily 16 September 2019 and Scientific Reports 16 September 2019, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50045-y. Corals live in a symbiotic relationship with algae – single celled plants that provide the coral with a lot of nutrients, as well as giving the corals their colour. When the corals […]

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Fossil Suction Feeding Surprise

Fossil suction feeding surprise reported ScienceDaily 11 September 2019 and Science Advances 11 September 2019, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aax2742. Bony ray-finned fishes, such as bass, perch and carp, feed by using a method called suction feeding, where they are able to catch prey by sucking water into their mouths and then funnelling the water out through their […]

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No Single “Gay Gene”

No single “gay gene” according to reports in BBC News and Science (AAAS) News 29 August 2019, and Science 30 Aug 2019, DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7693 An international group of scientists has carried out a study of genomes of 477,522 people from UK and USA using data obtained from UK Biobank and the USA gene sequencing company […]

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Universe Gets Younger

Universe gets younger, according to reports in PhysOrg 12 September 2019, Science Alert 13 September 2019 and Science 13 September 2019 doi: 10.1126/science.aat7371. The Big Bang theory claims the universe started as an incredibly tiny “singularity” that rapidly expanded, and has been expanding ever since. The rate of expansion is known as the Hubble constant. […]

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Reef in No Trouble At All Says Expert

Reef in no trouble at all, says expert in an interview recorded by the Institute of Public Affairs. Dismissed university Professor Peter Ridd, a marine geophysicist at James Cook University, made the following comments about the Great Barrier Reef: “When you bury down to the data about that bleaching event in 2016, at the extreme […]

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