Climate change is real, the “realists” are wrong and we can solve this problem (if we try)

Approximately 64% of Americans do not think climate change is a threat to their way of life. That 64% will be made up of climate change deniers as well as people who call themselves climate change “realists”. This is a hugely concerning problem; democracy demands that people are aware of the problem before action can… Continue reading Climate change is real, the “realists” are wrong and we can solve this problem (if we try)

How Lying about Science allows You to Claim Anything You Want

If there is a dogma in science, I think it is this: "if there is a perceptible difference between a claim being accurate and it not, science can perceive that difference". If there is no perceptible difference, it is not at all clear how you reasonably became confident of your claim, anyway.

Is it More Rational to Believe in God?

The BBC's The Big Questions continues to captivates, today with the question of whether it is more rational to believe in God. There has been some allusion to what it means to be rational; the philosopher Julian Baggini refers to science and naturalism. But a strong definition is never given. I'd like to do that (and… Continue reading Is it More Rational to Believe in God?

Science is Ruthless

A friend of mine is a much more outspoken sceptic than I am. He spends his day around people with beliefs so unbelievable that I simply don't believe it is worth the energy debunking them: homeopathy, moon farming, healing crystals, psychic counselling... trust me, the list goes on. Said friend will always explain to these… Continue reading Science is Ruthless