This Week in Canadian Science 2018-05-20

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Minister Duncan thanks science leaders for sharing their love of science with young Canadians OTTAWA, May 18, 2018 /CNW/ – When we ignite a passion for science in young minds, we encourage their imaginations to take over. The results can be remarkable: new inventions, incredible concepts and novel innovations … Continue reading

This Week in Canadian Science 2018-05-13

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Thousands of children descended on the University of Manitoba’s campus Saturday to muck up their hands and feet creating art, while learning about science and engineering. At 50 interactive stations, the annual Science Rendezvous festival in Winnipeg aimed to show kids how science overlaps with all aspects of … Continue reading

E4D Needs Some More Donors/Champions

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Evidence for Democracy or E4D needs some more champions or monthly donors to support their cause. The cause of evidence-based policies and decision-making. That accomplished through an informed public and government. It seems best to have people with the ability to discern scientific sense from nonsense. Same with … Continue reading

The Charge of ‘Scientism’, and Philosophy and Science!

By Dr. Stephen Law and Scott Douglas Jacobsen Some scientists dismiss philosophy. They think science and empirical observation provide the sole window into reality. How can we gain insight into the nature of the world out there by sitting down, closing our eyes, and just thinking about it? How can we find out … Continue reading

Interview with Theoretical Physicist, Professor Jim Al-Khalili

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Jameel Sadik “Jim” Al-Khalili OBE is a British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey. How did you become an activist and a scientist, and science communicator? I … Continue reading

Interview with Damon Conlan – Writer and Magician

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was early development life for you – geography, culture, language, and religion if any? Damon Conlan: I grew up in England, in the West Midlands. I was lucky in that no one was particularly religious in my immediate family, other than to be culturally … Continue reading

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