articles tagged: media
why your contrarian take is almost certainly wrong
# education

why your contrarian take is almost certainly wrong

Today’s media is addicted to contrarian takes on everything. And those takes are almost always just attention-grabbing clickbait.

covid denialists want you to think you’re brainwashed
# health

covid denialists want you to think you’re brainwashed

Joe Rogan and other prominent anti-science mouthpieces are now trying to pull off an old conspiracy theory Jedi mind trick when discussing the pandemic.

when, why, and how popular science lies to you
# science

when, why, and how popular science lies to you

When science, the media, and short-sighted metrics meet, the end result is often long on flash and short on facts.

at the mountains of political madness
# politics

at the mountains of political madness

I tried writing about politics for a year and a half. My experience was eye-opening in the worst possible ways...

politicizing science the right way
# science

politicizing science the right way

Scientists search for truth, not "balance" to appease partisans who already hate them anyway. If they get involved in politics, they shouldn't change their attitudes.

how the fake news monster grows stronger
# tech

how the fake news monster grows stronger

If you thought fake news were bad, welcome to the hell that is fake fact checking.

what alex jones really fears: experts
# oddities

what alex jones really fears: experts

Alex Jones' deepest, darkest fear isn't reptilian aliens. It's experts and wonks with who cramp his and his fans' style.

why weird things is moving to medium
# tech

why weird things is moving to medium

The start of a new experiment for a new era of blogging.

why amazon is probably not the worst place for techies, and why it doesn’t matter
# tech

why amazon is probably not the worst place for techies, and why it doesn’t matter

Amazon is not a nice or fun place to work, even if you're one of its supposedly vaunted techies. But it's not like we expect any better from a company that big.

no, no, go on, bring on the hate clicks
# astrobiology

no, no, go on, bring on the hate clicks

Nick Redfern’s publishers really didn't like having his theory debunked...

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