Category: Science and politics
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 […]
Militant Science (or else: Paid science)
Science today has nothing to do with science in the “good old days” of Newton, when people curious about how the cosmos worked tried to reach the “truth” by endless analysis and thinking on various topics. Today science is more of a tool for politicians and people in power to promote specific agendas. Anyone having […]
Homeopathy works: Arguments in favor of the effectiveness of homeopathy and against scientific dogmatism.
~ Notes for easy reading ~ Go directly to Chapter IV. Arguments in favor of homeopathy… in order to find resources & bibliography related to the effectiveness of homeopathy Go to Chapter III to read about the philosophy behind the debate on homeopathy Go to Chapter V. Arguments against the effectiveness of conventional medicine to read about issues in proving […]
Oil spills, purple elephants, science as a tool of politics.
Much of the methane released by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout hung around until the end of that year. In a new study of data collected in the months after the spill, scientists report that the numbers of methane-munching microbes plummeted while the gas was still abundant. The result contradicts an earlier report, which suggested […]
Science without compass. A dangerous thing…
A defiant Yoweri Museveni has responded to U.S. President Barack Obama’s criticism of Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill by stating that he intends to sign it into law as soon as a scientific committee has completed its work. In a letter to Obama dated 18 February Museveni, Uganda’s president, defends the bill, which would introduce life […]
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