Tag Archives: bad science

The Internet is making us stupid – TechnoLlama

Andres at TechnoLlama has written a blog post that explains how the internet is making us stupid, and it’s not just because we spend too much time on it. I’ll put a few quotes from his article here, and then … Continue reading

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Science Prank

I’ve run a few posts dealing with bad science and the idiotic attitudes of some politicians toward science, including this one, and this one with a chart. Let’s get back at them.-) Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has a good idea … Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up

As they did here in Canada, the federal government in the United States is trying to get science to comply with their preferred view of the world. They seem to think that if they say something loudly enough, then it … Continue reading

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Death

Crispian Jago is dying. I have featured his blog, The Reason Stick, here before. One, two, three. It is self-described as: A blunt, shit-stained instrument wielded indiscriminately to bludgeon pseudoscience, superstition, blind faith and common or garden irrational bollocks. Now … Continue reading

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Fighting Back Against the War on Science

The ongoing war on science has received reinforcements. Government has joined with industry to suppress facts in the name of commerce. In this so-called post-fact era when an unknown percentage of the information we receive is fake news, they are … Continue reading

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Fake News – Fake Science

Fake news is in the news these days. It’s a problem because of the gullibility and credulousness of so many people. There are those who trust any source that gives the appearance of authority. And there is the ever-present problem … Continue reading

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Creationism Invades Europe

I thought Europe was our bastion of rationality. Our mature cousin who could be counted on to buffer the immature enthusiasms we’re prone to on this side of the Atlantic. Now I’m not so sure. If this article is to … Continue reading

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The Spread of Ignorance

I often post on the dangers of ignorance and fallacious reasoning. You can see some examples here, here and here. Science has learned a great deal about our tendencies when it comes to how we perceive reality, and has even … Continue reading

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Bad Science

We’ve seen a lot of good science practiced by dedicated scientists. They put in the long hours researching the literature, performing the experiments and analyzing the data. When they think they have something worth sharing with the world they publish … Continue reading

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