Toronto Mike

Groundhog Day is Junk Science

Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, and every morning radio or television show felt obliged to tell you whether Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia or Wiarton Willie saw their respective shadows.

I've peeled back the curtain to look at the science behind these supposed indicators, and I've come to the conclusion that it's nothing more than junk science.  You cannot gauge the amount of winter remaining based on whether a rodent saw its shadow or not.

Don't believe the hype.

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