Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dr. Oz: Science or Pseudoscience?

The New Yorker has a great piece about Dr. Mehmet Oz Here are some of the important bits: “I’m usually earnestly honest and modest about what I think we’ve accomplished,” Oz told me when we discussed his choice of guests. … Continue reading

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Hamm on “Historical Science” vs. “Operational Science”

Young Earth creationist (and founder of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum) argues that there is an important distinction between “historical science” and “operational (observational) science.” Operational science is indeed observable, testable, falsifiable, and so on—but none of those … Continue reading

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Fate, Control, and The Matrix

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The Matrix and Cartesian Doubt

The world that we perceive: And reality:

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Climate Scientists can’t Agree

Here’s what disagreement looks like: (source)

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The Moon Landing was Faked . . .

. . . on the moon: Which explains why this guy’s claim that 1969 film technology couldn’t have produced the hoax just misses the point:

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Are Genetically Modified Foods safe?

Mark Lynas used to think that companies producing GMOs (genetically modified organisms) were like the big tobacco companies: they were concerned only with profits and were happy to push dangerous products onto an unsuspecting public. Now (according to this apology) … Continue reading

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