scientism

Political Ideology Is Not the Culprit in Skepticism of Science, Research Shows

Political Ideology Is Not the Culprit in Skepticism of Science, Research Shows

Political ideology is seen by many researchers as the main culprit of science skepticism. The research, however, suggests something else.

Climate Scientist Launches GoFundMe Page in Response to University’s Gag Order

Climate Scientist Launches GoFundMe Page in Response to University’s Gag Order

James Cook University professor Peter Ridd was censured and gagged after publicly expressing concerns about the vetting process of scientific research.

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.

What Cannabis Growers Know that Climate Scientists Don’t

What Cannabis Growers Know that Climate Scientists Don’t

Cannabis growers know something that climate scientists apparently don’t know.

Obama Says He Can’t Have a Discussion With People Who Don't Believe in Climate Change

Obama Says He Can’t Have a Discussion With People Who Don't Believe in Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama, during a visit to India, said "there’s no way" to bridge differences with climate change skeptics.

Climate Science and Politics Don't Mix

Climate Science and Politics Don't Mix

Are we doomed to mix politics and climate science?

 Why Philosophy is so Important in Science Education

Why Philosophy is so Important in Science Education

Students often treat philosophy as wholly distinct from and subordinate to science. They shouldn't.

8 Climate Change Questions Scientists Should Be Asking

8 Climate Change Questions Scientists Should Be Asking

An environmental consultant asks eight important questions, while pointing out some inconvenient facts.

12 Signs You Have Above Average Intelligence, According to Science

12 Signs You Have Above Average Intelligence, According to Science

Should one actually put stock in these “indicators of intelligence”?

Is Exorcism Real?

Is Exorcism Real?

Exorcism is surging in the U.S., and CNN just profiled one of the world's top exorcists. But is demonic possession even real?

Why Eating Healthy is so Damn Hard (and Arguably Pointless)

Why Eating Healthy is so Damn Hard (and Arguably Pointless)

Food science in modern times has been largely defined by hyperbolic conclusions and substantiations that go well beyond scientific facts.  

Black Coffee, Psychopaths, and Pseudoscience

Black Coffee, Psychopaths, and Pseudoscience

The internet says if you drink black coffee you're more likely to be a psychopath. So it must be true, right?

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

We the Internet TV just rolled out a new video on ‘the Science Guy’.

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

Marching is an expression of subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put subjectivity aside to discover how nature works.

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil deGrasse Tyson released a new video on what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism  in the U.S..

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

If scientists really want to know who’s to blame for bad science, they need to look at themselves.

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy… 

Science versus Scientism

Science versus Scientism

The problem with scientism is that it tends to be prejudiced and therefore not very scientific.

You Heard Me: We Need MORE 'Liberal Scientists'

You Heard Me: We Need MORE 'Liberal Scientists'

Responsible scientists shouldn't be so dogmatic.

10 Penetrating Quotes on Contemplation from an American Monk

10 Penetrating Quotes on Contemplation from an American Monk

Thomas Merton's writings touched many a life in the 20th century, including the Dalai Lama's.