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Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay have managed to successfully pull off a wonderful Sokal like hoax. They have now written up what they did within a Skeptic magazine article … The androcentric scientific and meta-scientific evidence that the penis is the male reproductive organ is considered overwhelming and largely uncontroversial. That’s […]

Hoax Alert: The Conceptual Penis as a social Construct


Back last March I had a posting about spring 2017 being very very early in the US. It is now May and so it is appropriate to check back in with the USA-NPN (USA National Phenology Network) and see how things have been blossoming since then. Side Note: “Phenology” is tracking the dates of biological events in […]

US Spring 2017 has been very weird #Climate #USANPN #statusofspring





The UK’s Independent, and others, have latched on to the publication of a new study that claims it has evidence that Atheism is doomed. Basically the claim is that the religious will be able to out breed the non-religious. OK, I’ll bite, let’s take a peek. Atheists at risk of dying out due […]

Claim: “Atheists at risk of dying out” – is this true?


You are perhaps aware the Mr T is proposing to deploy a rather hefty axe to the funding for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and radically slash its budget. If you did not know that then your starting point can be an article within The Washington Post (3rd March) entitled “White House […]

What are the implications of the NOAA funding cuts?