articles tagged: scientific method
world of weird things podcast: why everything we know is a theory
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why everything we know is a theory

This one is for every scientist and science writer who've been told that something is "just a theory" in response to an article.

the flat earth excuse
# science

the flat earth excuse

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.

what plague doctors can teach us about doing science
# science

what plague doctors can teach us about doing science

Plague doctors have been wrongly put in the pantheon of quacks. In reality, they created the biohazard suit as we know it.

how statistical literacy can turn conventional wisdom on its head
# politics

how statistical literacy can turn conventional wisdom on its head

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.

why retractions aren’t really a bad thing
# science

why retractions aren’t really a bad thing

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.

why the accommodationists still don’t get it…
# politics

why the accommodationists still don’t get it…

Michael Ruse once again shows us why accommodationists don't understand science and how it works, and don't want to understand it.

the amazing, gyrating theory of everything
# science

the amazing, gyrating theory of everything

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?

why scientific success is hard to measure
# science

why scientific success is hard to measure

Science doesn't move at the speed of headlines. It moves at whatever speed scientists can discover and confirm something new.

just asking questions, evolution edition
# evolution

just asking questions, evolution edition

Rehashing the same old talking points while framing them as questions does not make them better or more correct.

bill dembski vs. his fundamentalist bosses
# evolution

bill dembski vs. his fundamentalist bosses

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.

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