Category: Science

What Are They Thinking?

I often check Fox News online to get the conservative slant on news. Poor as it might be, the comments are ten times worse. Here are some from their March for Science reporting. These people are a joke. The problem

Posted in Politics, Science

Our beliefs resist new facts

Mother Jones has a really interesting article on how our beliefs block new information: Pre-existing beliefs, far more than new facts, skew our thoughts. Feelings arise before conscious thoughts and color them. Confirmation bias gives more weight to facts that

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Ten Years!

Today is the 10th anniversary of this blog, so I’ll celebrate with a bunch of random items. Interesting post suggesting that the creation of life can be explained in thermodynamic terms. A great series of old John Cleese commercials for Compaq. Can

Posted in Humor, Science

Sharp knives

In my woodworking days I learned how to sharpen knives on a stone, so when invited to Thanksgiving or Christmas, I would offer to sharpen the host’s knives. The offer was always well received, but such a high proportion of

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The limits of Science

Let us consider what the domain of science covers. There is a hierarchy in science arranged like a tree: physics, chemistry, geology, biochemistry, biology. Each one is constrained by the rules of its parent, yet at the same time exhibits

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