Viewing entries tagged
debates

Lose It

2 Comments

Lose It

So what to do? Well in the words of famed English novelist and critic George Orwell, "the quickest way of ending a war is to lose it."

2 Comments

Is the March for Science a good idea? Part 1: Sure!

Comment

Is the March for Science a good idea? Part 1: Sure!

But not all scientists and members of the scientific community joined in the efforts. The March's slogan was "out of the labs and into the streets," but many scientists chose to stay in their labs. In this two-part series I'll weigh the pros and cons of the effort, starting with the pros.

Comment

Blue Planet Blues

1 Comment

Blue Planet Blues

What makes it so hard to talk about climate science? Or course the short answer is "politics", but why is it political, and why does that prevent us from speaking clearly about the subject?

1 Comment

The Challenge of a Flat Earth

3 Comments

The Challenge of a Flat Earth

It's so easy to dismiss flat-Earthers. Most of my colleagues do so with a contemptuous smirk and "of course the Earth is round", sometimes following up with "you idiot". I myself usually respond with a contemptuous roll of my eyes and "I refuse to feed the trolls"...sometimes following up with "you idiot".

3 Comments