Science versus Scientism That, anyway, is the latest question making the rounds in the science wars. The simplistic answer, the one de rigueur on campuses and newsrooms, is “Yes.” Why, we even heard from President Obama this week that Republicans, … Continue Reading Do Conservatives Distrust Science More Than Liberals?
Jason and David meet to discuss the new gay marriage law. Jason: “It finally happened! New York passed gay marriage. Now gay couples are the same as straight couples!” David: “But they’re not, you know. One couple is comprised of … Continue Reading New York Passes Gay Marriage: What Are The Consequences?
What better way to celebrate Christmas Eve than with a game the whole family can play? So gather round the tree, load up the eggnog with some Barbancourt 5 star, and stand by for fun! Rules: Each question begins with … Continue Reading Christmas Eve Party Game: Spot the Logical Fallacy!
There are two open letters shot off to Congress these last days, one from “alarmist” scientists and the other from “denialist” scientists1. Those pejoratives were not picked by me, but by each rival camp, each seeking to find the best … Continue Reading Two Open Letters To Congress On Climate Change, And A New Third