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

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?

When Practical Knowledge Meant Power: The Memory Code

Three Part Totem - Martin Lopatka

In her latest book, The Memory Code, science writer Dr. Lynne Kelly details her thesis that the primary purpose of monuments ranging from the statues on Easter Island to Neolithic Stonehenge was not as tributes to the gods but rather as extremely effective memory technologies used by oral cultures to encode many hundreds of … Continue reading

Where Does Canada Stand on Science?

On August 28, 2014, an expert panel, formed through the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), released an in-depth report about where Canada stands on “science culture”. Who are the Council of Canadian Academies and what is “science culture”? They describe themselves on their web site as: …an independent, not-for-profit organization … Continue reading

WordPress theme: Kippis 1.15