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The danger of science denial

This, ladies and gentlemen. THIS. Journalist Michael Specter gives an impassioned TED Talk on the danger of science denial. A brilliant talk, and something to be shared as widely as possible. _Especially_ with the anti-science people you know! Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress. [And no, […]

So you think science is hogwash?

I think this piece almost perfectly sums up why I struggle not to become Quiet and Sarcastic* with anti-science people.   You stare into your high definition plasma screen monitor, type into your cordless keyboard then hit enter which causes your computer to convert all that visual data into a binary signal that’s processed by millions of precise circuits, which is then converted to a frequency modulated singal to reach you wireless router where it […]

Introducing a new blog: molecular matters

Hooray!  Adding to our already-fantastic list of new blogs, we’re proud to introduce you to molecular matters. Penned by regular guestwork contributor Michael Edmonds, it’s going to cover all sorts of interesting things: chemistry, pseudoscience/anti-science, science communication, and no doubt a wealth of other subjects. So, welcome Michael!  We’re glad to have you on board :)