Science & Society
- Joe Biden, Yes It Is True Windmill Production Takes Fossil Fuels, At Least For Now.
Building a green energy infrastructure will take energy. That means we need to use the energy sources we have, fossil fuels, to build out the infrastructure we want. Solar, wind, and in any realistic scenario nuclear. Making windmills that means burning ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 22 2020 - 9:45pm
- Mixed Messaging On COVID-19 Can Erode Trust In Institutions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised its guidance to acknowledge that COVID-19 can be spread through tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols. It had earlier removed a similar guidance from its website, saying it was “posted i ...
Article - The Conversation - Oct 26 2020 - 9:32am
- Do We Want Accurate Polling Or Fair Elections?
The public has a bit of a cultural schism about elections. Everyone says they want more diversity of candidates but an actual primary race is a sign of weakness. In the United States of America, Democrats are trumpeting the fact that they picked their can ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2020 - 11:44am
- On A Biden Presidency As A Trans Astrophysicist. Bright Sides For The Ambivalent. A Fact Backed Opinion.
D emocrats favor LGBT people in the culture war but seem to favor only certain kinds of science, not including space exploration or high energy physics. Two areas where fundamental physics expertise is of value. Too often science priorities are viewed a ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Nov 7 2020 - 2:27pm
- Consumers Like Pretty Food In Advertising, But Why Do People Think It's Healthier?
That gooey cheese you see in pizza advertising is actually glue. That's probably not a surprise. Consumers understand that with choices, marketing matters. With over 20 food ads seen per day, educated people recognize that though organic food contains ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2020 - 4:01am
- Pfizer’s Vaccine Announced. Keep Believing In Science And Get It. OPINION
T here is only one valid, not breathtakingly hypocritical opinion anyone who has claimed to believe in science can have on this vaccine. Give it to me fast and strong.. give me that vaccine ASAP. ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Nov 9 2020 - 5:32pm
- World Will NOT 'End' Days Before Christmas 2020- NOT Mayan Calendar- More Baloney From Perennial False Prophet
This is yet another baloney false prophecy from Paul Begley. This is scaring people I help to the point of being suicidal and having serious impacts on their lives. If any of you are journalists for the Sun or the Daily Express or the other papers who are ...
Article - Robert Walker - Nov 13 2020 - 3:44am
- Tab Survived 'Artificial Sweetener' Scaremongering, But Couldn't Survive Consumer Changes
Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed and Limette. Coca-Cola has announced that it is discontinuing Tab after 57 years on the market, and fans of the drink will ha ...
Article - The Conversation - Nov 23 2020 - 9:10am
- Gary Hirshberg And Stonyfield Learn That Casual Sexism Is No Longer Okay
Stonyfield Farm, an organic corporation started by Samuel Kaymen in 1983, really rocketed to prominence when its then president, Gary Hirshberg, discovered a way to increase his market share with not much marketing cost at all: where most companies market ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 2 2020 - 11:43am
- Mystery Monoliths: How To Build A Better Conspiracy
The three recent appearances (and two subsequent removals) of “ monoliths ” in Romania, Utah and California are intriguing examples of what can capture the public’s imagination. These constructions are metallic-looking structures about three or four metre ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 8 2020 - 11:33am