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saturday science session – the problem with “just asking questions”

Saturday Science Session – The problem with “just asking questions”

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines.Asking questions is generally a good thing. Indeed, questions are the very foundation of...
the queens(land) gambit: a brief history of chess in australia

The Queens(land) gambit: a brief history of chess in Australia

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PHIL BRAY/NETFLIX The new Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit has received rave reviews around the world. Surprisingly for a chess-themed show, it received a warm reception by the global chess community, which is usually highly critical of portrayals of tournament...
saturday science sessions – facts aren’t political (or religious)

Saturday Science Sessions – Facts aren’t political (or religious)

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines.In this article, I try very hard to stick to scientific facts and avoid...
if anecdotes are evidence, why aren’t you drinking paint thinner?

If anecdotes are evidence, why aren’t you drinking paint thinner?

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. I want to begin this post by doing something atypical for me. I want...
saturday science session: facts_ why they matter and how to check them – part 1

Saturday Science Session: Facts_ Why they matter and how to check them – Part...

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines.If you have not read Part 1 of this article, just click here -...
saturday science session: facts_ why they matter and how to check them – part 1

Saturday Science Session: Facts_ Why they matter and how to check them – Part...

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. We seem to be living in the golden age of misinformation. While cognitive biases and...
saturday science session – parents often don’t know what is best

Saturday Science Session – Parents often don’t know what is best

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. When dealing with anti-vaccers and those with other similar ungrounded beliefs, I often encounter...
the existence of real conspiracies does not justify conspiracy theories

The existence of real conspiracies does not justify conspiracy theories

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Most science deniers are conspiracy theorists. Many of them don’t like to think of...
saturday science session – is it likely that alternative medicine works? the importance of prior probability

Saturday Science Session – Is it likely that alternative medicine works? The importance of...

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Prior probability is basically just the plausibility of a result, given everything else we...
saturday science session – occam’s razor is about assumptions, not simplicity

Saturday Science Session – Occam’s razor is about assumptions, not simplicity

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Occam’s razor is an important tool for critical thinking, and it is employed constantly...