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“There’s no appreciation on the part of the intellectual elite for the pathologies of rationalism. There’s nothing stupider than a smart person who went wrong. I’ve seen this in my clients, if I have a particularly smart client who is … Continue reading
Alan Lightman begins his article, “Nothing but the Truth; Science’s and Greatest Weakness Is Also Its Greatest Strength” (Popular Science, May 2015) with an anecdote about Richard Feynman. “40 years ago, the legendary physicist Richard Feynman gave the commencement address at … Continue reading
Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Department of Biosystems (D-BSSE) in Basel, were able to tap into brainwaves and convert genes into proteins (gene expression) using a … Continue reading
“If you are sure of your facts, you should defend your position.” – Cecilia Payne Cecilia Payne was an astronomer and astrophysicist who discovered how to understand the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundance of hydrogen and … Continue reading
Never ask a man if sexism exists. Never ask a white person if racism exists. Never ask Scott McGreal over at Psychology Today if there is a scientific taboo against ESP. Ask four-time president of the Parapsychology Association, Dean Radin:
On 3/14/14 remote viewer Courtney Brown launched his new project “The Great Pyramid of Giza: The Mystery solved”. He hyped the launch for about 6 weeks on his FaceBook page, with frequent postings of “implications”. On Jan 22 on his … Continue reading
From Dean Radin’s excellent talk, Was Buddha just a nice guy?
When we think of Darwinian evolution, one supposition come to mind: gene mutation (evolution) is random.
“The job of clever people is to ask difficult questions. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.” —The Economist1 Citations The Economist, September 7, 2013, The man who showed why firms exist [↩]
Everyone has heard of pseudoscience— unscientific ideas masquerading in the guise of science. But its corrolary is less well known. Pseudo-skepticism is also unscientific ideas masquerading in the guise of science.