Via Brad Plumer, I see Cato’s Jerry Taylor is riled at responses to an open letter ad the Institute published in which a group of scientists signed off on a statement questioning the strength of the case for catastrophic climate change. I’m broadly sympathetic with his irritation at the proportion of ad hominem attacks in […]
Entries Tagged as 'Science'
April 6th, 2009 · 102 Comments
November 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments
June 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments
So, at some point you’ve probably seen that absurd clip of Kirk Cameron and some Aussie preacher arguing that the banana is “the atheist’s nightmare,” because its perfect adaptation to human food needs implies a divine creator. This would be a hopeless argument under any circumstances, of course. (Obvious first question: Then why aren’t all […]
June 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Tom Leherer’s classic “New Math”: Bo Burnham’s “New Math”—arguably (will I be struck by lightning for blasphemy?) funnier:
May 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments
The Boston Globe runs a piece arguing that the “gender gap” in the sciences may be attributable, not to institutional discrimination, but rather gendered differences in career interests. Jessica Valenti replies that there are these three girls who are awesome at science, so there. In other words, the way to rebut the scurrilous stereotype […]
March 7th, 2008 · No Comments
China is so going to own us in a decade.
January 7th, 2008 · No Comments
December 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment
December 11th, 2007 · 15 Comments
December 6th, 2007 · 7 Comments