COSMOS

COSMOS

The news is out. It has been officially announced that COSMOS has a second season … Neil deGrasse Tyson is officially returning to the Cosmos. Seth MacFarlane, who co-produced 2014’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, teased over Reddit in September to “stay tuned” for a potential second season of the documentary series. “I can’t give a … Read more COSMOS

How do you persuade an Anti-Vaxer to change their mind?

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From last August there is a great Canadian article that lays out a good way to effectively communicate to people who have serious doubts about vaccines. It is worth reading in full, but since they have proposed seven steps, I’d like to chime on and comment on each myself. There was and still is a … Read more How do you persuade an Anti-Vaxer to change their mind?

Can you vaccinate against “Alternative Facts”?

There is a new study that takes a rather serious look into the idea that you can psychologically inoculate people. Well yes, with my tongue firmly placed in my cheek I believe the term we use to describe that is the word “Education”. OK, so putting the teasing to one side, it is actually both … Read more Can you vaccinate against “Alternative Facts”?

Children ‘at risk’ in Christian fundamentalist schools in the UK

The subject line “Children ‘at risk’ in Christian fundamentalist schools in the UK” might appear to be an anti-religious rant, but this an official warning that has been issued by Ofsted as part of their response to evidence raised by journalists working for the UK’s Independent. Previous Revelations In June 2016, The Independent ran this story … … Read more Children ‘at risk’ in Christian fundamentalist schools in the UK

What are the Greatest Moments in Human History?

The greatest moments image (above) has popped up on Facebook. No doubt you will guess that it comes from an evangelical believer named Mark Spence – if curious, you can find that original Facebook posting here. You know that the image will of course provoke, and so those that believe all give it a thumbs up and those … Read more What are the Greatest Moments in Human History?

What is the best way to debunk fake Videos?

Viral fake videos abound because they tickle our imagination. So how do you effectively debunk one? If you were faced with a talking head where somebody proceeds to debunk it fact by fact, then most eyes will rapidly glaze over and the vast majority will simply move on. Is there a better solution? Actually, yes … Read more What is the best way to debunk fake Videos?