articles tagged: punditry
how not to get facts get in the way of righteously angry clickbait
# science

how not to get facts get in the way of righteously angry clickbait

Clickbait punditry is selling a story about a study into male birth control whose participants wimped out. But that's not at all what happened...

how to tell when your rhetoric goes too far
# politics

how to tell when your rhetoric goes too far

When you spend your days fear-mongering and creating imaginary existential threats, is it any wonder if violence breaks out as a consequence?

making climate research a risky proposition…
# science

making climate research a risky proposition…

Hyperventilating right wing conspiracy theories about climate science have inspired their less stable listeners to send a constant barrage of death threats and hate mail to climatologists.

the lazy man’s guide to theistic evolution
# evolution

the lazy man’s guide to theistic evolution

Deepak Chopra's fluffy quantum creationist woo has a new imitator and he's ready to disappoint readers with a buzzword salad of an essay.

the unfortunate return of dennis sewell
# science

the unfortunate return of dennis sewell

Dennis Sewell is back, and this time with an entire book lazily recycling the worst and most thoroughly debunked arguments against evolution and Darwin's work and impact on science.

the sunday times gets an egg on its face
# evolution

the sunday times gets an egg on its face

British pundit Dennis Sewell is back to blame all the evils of the modern world on the discovery of gradual genetic change in living organisms.

looking for the afterlife in all the wrong places
# evolution

looking for the afterlife in all the wrong places

Dinesh D’Souza's exploration of evidence for the afterlife is a feat of intellectual laziness and incuriosity.

when a fiery demagogue reaches a new low
# politics

when a fiery demagogue reaches a new low

Bill Donohue, a fire and brimstone polemicist with morals considered barbaric by 15th century standards, mouths off on Christians' duty to outbreed the secular and educated.

why you should think before ranting
# science

why you should think before ranting

According to an anti-science demagogue, teaching evolution and being an atheist is banned by law.

time.com goes after facebook
# tech

time.com goes after facebook

A new study tried to link Facebook use to a decline in academic performance and Time goes overboard with its conclusions.