Science & Society

Elysium and Science Fiction Films that Hate Science and Technology

I haven't seen Elysium yet, but Ryan Britt's article "Our Science Fiction Movies Hate Science Fiction" is interesting nonetheless: Ripping off the heads of robots like a sweaty space-age cyberpunk Robin Hood, Matt Damon is delivering fu ...

Blog Post - Samuel Kenyon - Oct 8 2019 - 4:50pm

Marion Nestle, Harvard School Of Public Health, And Other Correlation Fetishists Are Upset About Red Meat Not Causing Cancer

When papers came out stating that cutting back on red meat didn't make any difference in your real risk of getting cancer, because a normal diet did not cause any more cancer, it came under fire by critics who had spent an alarming chunk of their care ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 15 2019 - 11:37pm

The 1930s- When Horror Movies Were Really Creepy

Young people always think the previous generations were more conservative, repressed, etc.  Two years ago one young dummy in journalism even referred to 'the more conservative 1970s', which is meaningless to anyone with any knowledge of cultural ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 17 2019 - 11:25am

Maunakea Protests Have Grown Into Broad Anti-Science With Threats Of Terrorism

K u Kiai Mauna protestors have branched out from being concerned with the fictitious pollution of a nonexistent aquifer at the top of Mauna Kea on the big Island of Hawaii. Some who wear their brand have been making terroristic threats up to and including ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 23 2019 - 11:48am

'Truthers' Are The Norm, Which Is Why You Should Stop Reading Scientific American Right Now

Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., of Berkeley is the kind of anti-science "truther" that even most west coast activists steer clear of, because he makes all of the social sciences look bad by association. Worse, he is a "social" psychologist, whic ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 23 2019 - 1:02pm

Michael Shermer And Lady Gaga Fight For The Future Of Your Brain

I have to be honest, if a casual question arose like 'who would you believe on science topics, Michael Shermer or Lady Gaga?' I would side with Shermer. I know, I know, that is a vicious stereotype and I haven't read every single thing Lady ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 24 2019 - 2:50pm

Economists Claim Air Pollution Caused 10,000 More Deaths Due To Trump- It's Political Nonsense

Wildfires happen multiple times per year here in California, we even make light of it by joking "the mudslides will put out the wildfires" when the seasons turn.  Given that pollution surges due to fires are well-documented here, it would seem ob ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 30 2019 - 2:27pm

Game Of Throats: Is Scotch Still King Of Whisky?

It’s been a disappointing couple of weeks for the Scotch whisky industry. Diageo reported that it is delaying plans on a £1 billion new-build distillery just north of Inverness following a slow-down in the company’s key whisky markets, particularly Latin ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 30 2019 - 9:29pm

The LA Times On Ghosts, Aliens And Why Paranormal Belief Is Good For Us

I’m used to some American media outlets shamelessly feeding crap to the public. Think Fox so-called News, for instance. But the Los Angeles Times? That’s supposed to be one of the most highly respectable papers in the country, on par with the New York Tim ...

Article - Massimo Pigliucci - Oct 31 2019 - 2:16pm

Our Population Is NOT Headed For Accelerating Collapse In Next 20 Years- Elon Musk And Jack Ma Are Not Population Experts

This is a story running in the news, even on the BBC website, which is scaring a few people. There isn't any prediction of an accelerating population collapse. Indeed our population is increasing and is expected to level off some time between 2050 an ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 2 2019 - 4:54pm