Category Archives: Science and technology

Posts about science and technology, including new discoveries and advances, or posts about the abuse of science or technology, including pseudoscience and technological fraud.

Science vs the Ark Encounter 1

by | January 18, 2018

The Clearly Stated YouTube channel explains biology in a non confrontational way that is still unapologetic. I was pleased to see that the spinoff channel Casually Started was going to look at the Ark Encounter. It’s been a long time since a good video on the topic has come to my attention, and Casually Started… Read more »

“Oh Friar, damned souls use the word banishment to describe hell.”

by | October 12, 2017

Scott Douglas Jacobsen There is a new course on the block on the cognitive science of religion (edX, 2017; The Ubyssey, 2017). It comes riding the wave of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, movement continuing to make inroads into the alternate-to-Academia educational route, i.e. more affordable, more points of intake, more variation in… Read more »

Do 43% of Canadians really think science is “a matter of opinion”?

by | September 21, 2017

There is a survey getting a lot of hype in the media now, widely reported under headlines like “43 Percent of Canadians Say Science Is a ‘Matter of Opinion’”. Given that 100 percent of science headlines in the media are misrepresentions, what’s really going on here?