Science & Society

How Academics Can Help US Move Forward From January 6th 2021.

J an 6 th 2020 will be remembered as a day of farce and tragedy in close proximity.  Right now, passions are high, tensions are high.  Right now, is the time when scientist and academics must hew to our basic principles and the principles embodied in the ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 9 2021 - 11:06pm

Moving The Apocalypse Goalposts: Goofy Doomsday Clock Now Invokes Coronavirus In Risk Of Nuclear Destruction

The Doomsday Clock, a marketing gimmick of the anti-nuclear group Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, gets an unreal amount of attention from political allies in journalism in a way that scientists can't understand any more than how Environmental Worki ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 1 2021 - 3:01pm

Oumuamua Was Not Aliens, Avi Loeb Is Not Wrong, The Reporting Is.

Oumuamua was hypothesized by Avi Loeb to be an alien probe due to its apparent very flat shape and hyperbolic path through the solar system.  It was almost certainly not an alien probe.  The orbit indicates that it is an object that was never gravitationa ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Feb 2 2021 - 11:28pm

Mississippi Gopher Frog: Science 2.0 Beats Center For Biological Diversity In The Supreme Court 8-0

It may not feel like science wins often in court but it beat out activists last week. Not only did science, and Science 2.0, win, it was a unanimous decision at the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court of the United States.  And the ruling dealt a ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 16 2021 - 12:52pm

Trophy Hunting Delivers Environmental And Social Benefits, Finds Study

The Pennsylvania Game Commission manages 1.5 million acres of land for its citizens and all "public land owners" are able to use it for hiking, hunting and various activities. Despite such an enormous responsibility, the Game Commission receives ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 23 2021 - 1:47pm

Organic Consumers Association And Joe Mercola Have A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory- The Wealthy Got China To Do It

For much of 2020, it looked like media was trying to pivot the anti-vaccine movement from being predominantly left wing to one afflicting right. More right-wing people than left in America didn't want to wear masks, after all, so it seemed easy to cla ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 25 2021 - 4:07pm

How To Put Sustainable Development Goals Back On Track

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are one of the key pillars of the UN’s attempt to remake the world according to a more equitable and sustainable model. The SDGs are a set of 17 individual goals which the UN aims to achieve by 2030. ...

Blog Post - Arthur Fong - Mar 10 2021 - 3:48pm

The Feel Good Fallacy Of Elite Philanthrophy

MacKenzie Scott does not give Science 2.0 any money. I wish she did. For a minute fraction of her $57 billion we could increase the science literacy for Americans quite a lot.  I am not criticizing her, just a few months ago she pledged $4 billion to nearl ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 12 2021 - 10:55am

Are We Living In A Simulation? Can Science Answer This?

C ould we be living in a computer simulation of some sort?  In priciple physics will never be able to directly test this.  It is an appealing idea, mentioned by everyone from scientist to pop culture figures.  It appeals as this would naturally explain ce ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 14 2021 - 1:10am

Organic Trade Association's Puppet Group 'The Organic Center' Exposed

The Organic Trade Association has canceled The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner due to venue concerns about coronavirus in Anaheim during the Natural Products Expo West, where the dinner was going to be held. Naturally. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 15 2021 - 1:16pm