Category: Politics in science
Against stupidity: A lost cause [On the irrationality of terror for a ‘nuclear’ war]
Harmonia Philosophica has for a long time fought against stupidity at all levels. The recent cries of terror from scientists regarding the gruesome effects of a nuclear war are yet another example of sheer stupidity which once more needs to be dealt with if we want to keep our sanity within this insane world. Due […]
I believe in science! What?!?
It is the year 2016 and Hillary Clinton’s nomination acceptance speech contained the simple phrase: “I believe in science”. She punctuated it with a chuckle while the audience roared its support. “I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.” She had […]
Science, money and politics: An unholy bond.
Science and politics… A group of the world’s leading experts in science, medicine and economics threw their support behind Hillary Clinton in the recent elections.  After Trump was elected, almost all known scientific magazines started publishing articles about how everything will be… destroyed because the republican nominee was elected. All of these catastrophy scenarios […]
No science minister!
A government with no science minister. (1) Scientists already protest against that. When you are so closely interconnected with politics, it is only natural that you suffer the consequences. Be careful with the friends you choose! Related article: State – Science separation: Is it time?
Vostok, bacteria and personal agendas in Science: A sad tale…
A Russian scientist over the weekend dismissed the claims of his colleagues that water pulled from a lake buried for millions of years beneath Antarctica contained a strange new form of microbial life. But on Monday, those colleagues insisted that the bacterium they have discovered doesn’t fall into any known categories. The tiny creature in […]
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