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Climate Change and Argumentative Fallacies

April 6th, 2009 · 100 Comments

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 […]

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Tags: General Philosophy · Libertarian Theory · Science

There Is No Spoon

November 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Woah.

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The Evolving Banana

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 […]

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Tags: Religion · Science

Old New Math and New New Math

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:

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Tags: Art & Culture · Random Cool Link · Science

How Not to Make a Point

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 […]

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Tags: Science · Sexual Politics

Weird Science

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

China is so going to own us in a decade.

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Tags: Random Cool Link · Science

Evolving Standards

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

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My Opponent Believes You’re an Ape!

December 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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You Tell Me That It’s Evolution

December 11th, 2007 · 15 Comments

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Albert Einstein, Philosopher

December 6th, 2007 · 7 Comments

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