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This one is for every scientist and science writer who've been told that something is "just a theory" in response to an article.
We've made it easy and virtually consequence-free to be ignorant of history and science. Now we're paying the price for coddling intellectual sloth.
Plague doctors have been wrongly put in the pantheon of quacks. In reality, they created the biohazard suit as we know it.
A thorough study of prison records spanning 15 years shows that recidivism is actually a lot lower than the numbers commonly cited in the media.
Don't worry about retractions or bad papers being discovered by scientists trying to build on and replicate each other's work. That's exactly how science advances.
Michael Ruse once again shows us why accommodationists don't understand science and how it works, and don't want to understand it.
A viral theory-of-everything manifesto is raising eyebrows of scientists and pop sci writers with one questions: how could it get published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Science doesn't move at the speed of headlines. It moves at whatever speed scientists can discover and confirm something new.
Rehashing the same old talking points while framing them as questions does not make them better or more correct.
The man who spent his career dismissing evolution as a faith which scientists were bullied into following is now being threatened by his bosses for disagreeing with young Earth creationism.