2011-08-31 20:56:43SkS: a 'conceptual thing of beauty'
John Cook


Got this lovely email tonight:

I've barely scratched the surface of your site content.
Just read your
Something I've wondered about but had not found a good treatment of.

Clear, concise, comprehensive.  It is a conceptual thing of beauty.
And respectful.  It's something I could show a skeptic without them feeling I'm poking a thumb in their eye.

Tho' I must admit I especially enjoyed your (Deltoid's) kicker:
"Chickens do not lay eggs, because they have been observed to hatch from them".

Hmm, just had another look at the CO2 lag rebuttal - gotta love those little Earth globes :-)

Milankovitch cycles: orbital changes in eccentricity, precession and obliquity

2011-09-01 11:23:33Hmph!
Dan Friedman

Is that really the earth?  Where's the big pointy continent that's usually on the front side? 


Just kidding!

2011-09-01 12:29:40
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey

For my part I recognized the Earth, but am puzzled by the giant egg it circles...

2011-09-01 14:09:12Aussie-centric globe
John Cook

I think it may be coincidence that I happened to use a globe graphic featuring Australia. Or perhaps I had a few choices, including the usual North America-centric globe and I opted for something different just for variety. I dunno, was too long ago to recall :-)
2011-09-01 16:43:11
Ari Jokimäki


Nope, it's usually Europe/Africa-centric globe.