#Dilbert goes full #climate denial in latest strip

#Dilbert does office politics. Unfortunately, Scott Adams, the guy who draws the strip is not only a rather vocal Trump supporter, but he is also a science denier. Here is the strip that was just published 14th May in which Dilbert goes full science denial … The first few panels are fine, its the last three … Read more#Dilbert goes full #climate denial in latest strip

Belief, disbelief, and human rights – Walking the tightrope

There is a really good article within The Atlantic that focuses on Ali Rizvi, a chap that I have been friends with on facebook for quite some time, enough to know that he is a good author, a passionate medical doctor, a great blogger and an inspirational individual. What is of specific interest within the article is … Read moreBelief, disbelief, and human rights – Walking the tightrope

Why do so many people ignore facts?

We are awash with people who reject facts and embrace myths … Creationism Rejection of the scientific consensus that humans are the cause of climate change The assertion that 9/11 was an inside job The claim that vaccines cause autism etc… We are wholly familiar with much of this. This is because the realisation that … Read moreWhy do so many people ignore facts?

Daft Claim: “Atheists slaughtered millions”

Over on the National Catholic Register Angelo Stagnaro rants for a bit on the claim that Atheist’s are vile evil people who did truly vile things. It is worth mulling over for a bit because it reveals how our use of language can and does enable some to fall into a bit of rather flawed thinking. His article is entitled …”Atheist … Read moreDaft Claim: “Atheists slaughtered millions”

Facebook page “We Love GMOs and Vaccines” permanently taken down by Facebook

Steve Novella has written an article that grants us a really good insight into the recent GMO wars that have been taking place within social media. The quick summary is this … the Facebook page, We Love GMOs and Vaccines, was permanently taken down by Facebook and its founder, Stephan Neidenbach, was banned from Facebook for … Read moreFacebook page “We Love GMOs and Vaccines” permanently taken down by Facebook

Shock horror, “Jet Stream Crosses Equator” … oh wait …

The UK’s Independent reports the rather startling news that … Scientists warn of ‘global climate emergency’ over jet stream shift Experts say drastic weather changes could cause ‘massive hits to food supply’ and ‘death of winter’ Environmental scientists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, bringing … Read moreShock horror, “Jet Stream Crosses Equator” … oh wait …