Tagged: Science

Secondhand Smoke Stole My Wallet 0

Secondhand Smoke Stole My Wallet

I love reading Michael Crichton’s speeches about science and global warming. He blows me away. recently I’ve been reading “Aliens Cause Global Warming“, which has a lot to say about scientific “consensus” and junk science. Included is this statement about secondhand smoke: In 1993, the EPA announced that second-hand smoke...

Repost: They Can’t Be Serious 0

Repost: They Can’t Be Serious

Originially posted December 14, 2007 Yesterday the New York Times Science section and today Good Morning America reported on a new study that came out in Nature: “Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over”. Now, I don’t subscribe to the journal, so I don’t know if that’s the title of the...

The Technological Era 2

The Technological Era

We make a lot of assumptions about life, and about progress. Many of them are due simply to the fact that we’ve never lived at any other time. All we know is what we’ve lived, and what we’ve read, and really, there’s not much hope of objectively – or even...

Of Mice and Moms: Inheriting Intelligence 0

Of Mice and Moms: Inheriting Intelligence

The heritability of intelligence is one of the bigger questions in debates about education and IQ. Some, including those attempting to perpetuate the current educational system, swear that heritability is of negligible importance, and environment makes all the difference. Others swear that environment has almost nothing to do with outcomes....

The Attack of “Many” 0

The Attack of “Many”

When Larry Summers was still at Harvard, he made a comment during a lecture citing “innate differences” between men and women as a possible reason for the lack of gender parity in the sciences. As I’ve written before, it should be pretty obvious to everyone that men and women are...

Secondhand Smoke Stole My Wallet 0

Secondhand Smoke Stole My Wallet

I love reading Michael Crichton’s speeches about science and global warming. He blows me away. recently I’ve been reading “Aliens Cause Global Warming“, which has a lot to say about scientific “consensus” and junk science. Included is this statement about secondhand smoke: In 1993, the EPA announced that second-hand smoke...