Monthly Archives: September 2013

Is it libel to call a bigfoot hunter crazy?

. . . especially if it’s another bigfoot hunter who’s hurling the insult? Ken white, over at the Popehat blog, argues that calling bigfoot hunters crazy doesn’t count as libel, but is instead expressing an opinion, which, here in America … Continue reading

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Free Evolution Stuff!!!

Here’s a great poster of the history of life on Earth with indications of timescales and major developments. Note the indication of symbiotic events (including the formation of eukaryotes by endosymbiosis of bacteria and archaea). HHMI also has an EarthViewer … Continue reading

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History of the Universe

. . . in ten minutes:

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Is Psychology a Science?

John Brock says yes, but we need to understand how models work in science. (Check out the video on Rosaland Franklin at that link.) At Discovery Blogs, Neuroskeptic says we’re asking the wrong question. That may be so, but I … Continue reading

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On “proof” in science

Phil Plait (the “Bad Astronomer”) deals with a denialist who thinks only a bad scientist would claim there’s no place in science for “proof.” A few quick points that tie into lecture: When logicians and mathematicians speak of a “proof” … Continue reading

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Watch this video . . .

. . . before Monday, Sep. 16th.

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Flying saucer spotted in Vancouver!

Story is here. Gotta say, this one looks like the real thing, not like bugs or water drops.

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