Katharine Hayhoe is not only a professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, but she is also the lead author on volumes one and two of the fourth national climate assessment. This means that she will find herself being faced again and again with climate change denialism and so she … Read morePopular Climate Change denial Myths
Now that the dust has settled a little and the media frenzy has died down, I’d like to focus on it all by examining a few of the claims that have been tossed around within the twitter maelstrom. People tweet racist stuff all the time, so why all the focus? It is different for various … Read moreDebunking Roseanne Barr myths
Today is officially International Darwin day. No seriously, it really is, I’m not making that up, the 12th February is officially Darwin day. It was chosen because Charles Darwin was born on 12th February 1809, and so it is celebrated all around the world today. Celebrating the life and works of Charles Darwin goes right … Read moreDebunking 5 common Darwin myths – #DarwinDay
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 moreHow do you persuade an Anti-Vaxer to change their mind?
What is quite frankly astonishing are the shear number of myths regarding Hillary Clinton that are promoted as fact by many. Digging into the truth is not simply a matter of what your specific political leanings happen to be, but rather is about working out what is and is not actually true. Criticism of those … Read moreModern Myths: Hillary Clinton DNC & Uranium