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Tag Archives: Science Denial

The Eclipse Conspiracy

[I absolutely love this article from The Atlantic. Especially the last line. –iron] The scientists are all talking like it’s a sure thing. On August 21, the “moon” will pass between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the light of the latter. The government agency NASA says this will result in “one of nature’s most […]


New Outbreak of Science Denial

Science denial – not just for conservatives! Perhaps it is just evolution in action?



© John Backderf Science deniers and anti-evolutionists do indeed have their panties tied in knots over the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. But what must be the most upsetting of all is that they cannot direct their venom at PBS or other public media, because the new show is being shown on […]


Politics Trumps Math

Very interesting study done at Yale comes to some surprising conclusions about how our politics can override rational thinking. The study did this by giving people a math problem to solve. The problem presented the results of a fictional medical trial for a new skin cream designed to treat rashes. Half the participants in the […]


Valuing Liberal Values, Shout-out to

Ron Chusid’s blog Liberal Values is the first blog I check every day. Chusid is not prolific, about a post per day, but if he finds something interesting, it’s worth considering. I often find that he writes with a clarity that helps me focus my own thoughts whether I agree with him or not. His […]