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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...
vaccines don’t “bypass the immune system”

Vaccines don’t “bypass the immune system”

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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 frequently encounter anti-vaccers who argue that vaccines are bad because they are “unnatural”...
saturday science session – the concept of a “chemical-free lifestyle” is absurd

Saturday Science Session – The concept of a “chemical-free lifestyle” is absurd

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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. Chemophobia is alive and well. It is difficult to get on the internet without...
case-fatality rates don’t indicate how well a country contained covid

Case-fatality rates don’t indicate how well a country contained COVID

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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. Recently, I have been frequently seeing the argument that the USA has actually done...
measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. vaccines prevent this

Measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. Vaccines...

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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. Two of the most persistent anti-vaccine tropes are that unvaccinated children are healthier than...

The 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...