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Monkey Selfie
Back in 2011 photographer David Slater was in the Indonesian jungle and had setup his camera. A rather playful troop of crested macaque monkeys that he had befriended starting larking about with his camera, and soon one ended up taking the above monkey selfie. Now here is the key question. Who owns the […]

Monkey Selfie legal case settled – The Monkey gets 25%


I recently came across the claim that the well-known climate scientist Michael E Mann had ruined his long running defamation lawsuit by committing contempt of court. It was basically being tossed in my face by an anti-science guy as “evidence” a few days ago. Finding this being touted is perhaps […]

#FakeNews Alert: Claim: “@MichaelEMann – ‘Commits contempt of court’”


Back in 2014 a geologist named Andrew Snelling who works for Answers in Genesis, the Young Earth Creationist organisation, formally applied to the National Park Service for a permit to remove rock samples from the Grand Canyon. You can find his actual permit application buried in a subsequent lawsuit that he […]

Creationist Drops Grand Canyon Lawsuit After Park Approves His Research Permit



Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has been the primary climate change denier in congress for the past few years now. If you are truly wondering what motivates his pro-oil anti-science stance then you need look no further than the $700,000 that he has received from the fossil fuel industry during his career in Congress. They are […]

NY State Attorney rejects Congress Subpoena as illegal – #climate


There is of course Mr T’s proposal to build a specific physical wall, and while that should be both a huge concern and also appropriately criticised, there is another existing wall that Mr T is in the process of demolishing that should also greatly concern us – It is Thomas Jefferson’s […]

Donald Trump proposes to demolish a wall


Richard Cohen, a graduate of Columbia University Law school, and now president of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has issued a rather important statement. First a quick bit of background. Who is Richard Cohen? This is a guy who is passionate about human rights and people. In 1997, the national legal […]

Important Statement from President of the SPLC