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We spoke to author Shawn Otto about Science in the media.
Star Wars and the Parsec Palaver: Even if George Lucas did mean to use “parsec” as a unit of distance, he’s STILL wrong.
Trigger warning: This article explains basic geometry and science, with the unfortunate downside of demonstrating that Star Wars is wrong about something, and that the fan boys don’t know what they’re on about. Expect heated comments from angry fans who lack the ability to understand reality, or have a sense of humour, below 😉 OK, it’s time to bury this […]
When Cal asked me to write a post about the LIGO announcement regarding the long awaited direct detection of gravitational waves, I had to take some time to think about how to approach it. I realise this is a few weeks after the announcement, but luckily I can piggy-back on Einstein’s birthday celebrations. I could try to give you an […]
Anyone following Myles Powers YT channel is sure to at least be aware of March Against Monsantos anti GMO stance. Now that’s all I thought they were against, until I checked their webpage, and I came across this article. Turns out they are anti vaccines as well. They refer to CDC “whistleblower”, Dr. William Thompson. The conspiracy was about […]
So for GM March, I thought I’d make a GM blog that’s not about GM crops. Insulin is a very important hormone produced by specialised cells located in patches in the pancreas known as the Islets of Langerhands. People who either can no longer produce it (Type 1 diabetes) or do not respond well to it (Type 2 diabetes) […]
The Godless Wolf
This was the first time in my life I wrote a script. I wrote this script in response to the 2014 film God’s Not Dead. The movie was entirely unrealistic (ex. a Philosophy professor would not do this to their class), so it needed a harsh push into reality. It was also too stereotypical, as well as inaccurate. Example, the […]
I’ve been wanting to make a blog post about this for some time, back when this form of argument was widely used by apologists, but better late then never. I’ve often heard presuppositionists and creationist apologists throw this argument around when discussing about logic, science and morality: “Your just borrowing from my worldview.” Every time I hear this kindergarten type […]
The Devil's Dumplings: Musings from Atop the Spike
I know I wasn’t going to talk about politics but something has been happening that I have to comment on. In the current race to nomination to represent the parties in the upcoming presidential election there has been a lot of attempted romancing happening, by all parties. We expect to see this, as voters. We expect to be romanced when […]
Among my many attributes, I usually list that I am a mother (and pretty high on the list, I mean it’s not like they are going anywhere anytime soon) to three teenagers. My daughter, being the only girl and in the middle of the three, has been having trouble in school. Not with learning. Quite the opposite, actually. She’s bored […]
After talking to random people on the streets of his local town about GMOs, Jeremy Seifert travels to Haiti, where he says “something happened that really awakened me to a much bigger story about seeds and food and control.” In June 2010, more than 10,000 Haitians gathered together in the streets to protest a generous donation of seeds that Monsanto […]
The tension between good science and conspiracy-happy fearmongering about some of the most important innovations in science has manifested itself in every aspect of social life, including and perhaps especially in popular culture. A recent instance of this tension can be seen in the kerfuffle that arose in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Robert De Niro, […]
Brad OH Inc.
Dear America, It’s time we had a chat. I’ve been thinking about it for some time—stewing and chewing my lip and hoping the feeling would pass. Sometimes, after all, it’s best to wait things out; give it some time, let emotions cool, and perhaps things will just settle down. It’s gone on long enough now. It’s nothing major mind you, […]
Under the Green Desk Lamp… I got a strange phone call the other day. A friend of mine phoned to point out that he could see both the sun and the moon in the sky at the same time. Certainly, there was nothing unusual about this other than his desire to call and tell me about it. But—he then pointed […]