Barry Bickmore

Barry Bickmore

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No, There Is No Magma Ocean

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. Dean Sessions, author of the Universal Model, apparently thinks scientists are pretty…

Quartz Can Form From… Glass?

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. The Universal Model (UM) relies very heavily on the claim that the…

Do Earthquakes Create Volcanoes?

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. Do Earthquakes Generate Heat?  Yes. Given that Dean Sessions, author of the…

Magma & Heat Flow: UM Response 1

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. As I have been posting my critiques of the Universal Model (UM),…

Quartz is Not Glass. So What?

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. Quartz is not glass!  According to Dean Sessions, this is one of…

Does Magma Exist?

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. In Universal Model vol. 1, ch. 5, “The Magma Pseudotheory,” Dean Sessions …

That Time I Met Dean Sessions

This is part of a series of articles responding to the claims made in Dean Sessions’ Universal Model.  Click the link to see the introduction to the series. To hear Dean Sessions tell it, his Universal Model (UM) is such…

Trump is YOUR Fault, and You Suck

Like many others, when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency, I didn’t take it too seriously.  But now that he has an increasingly good chance of becoming the Republican nominee, we are asking, “Who are these idiots supporting…

The Monckton Files: Threatwatch 2

Your humble correspondent must report yet ANOTHER bombastic threat issuing forth from the ever-dependable Lord Christopher Monckton.  This time, the unlucky recipient is Peter Sinclair, creator of the video I publicized in my last post about how the scientist responsible…

Republican EPA Chiefs Urge Climate Action

Four former EPA administrators from Republican administrations testified at a congressional hearing about the new EPA rule on coal plant CO2 emissions, urging action and supporting the rule.  Articles from the AP,  Reuters, National Journal, and Huffington Post.   Some coal…