Tagged: humor

Tired of Predictions? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 29, 2011

It seems that every week or so there is someone claiming to predict some sort of natural disaster. As a resident of Christchurch, it gets particularly tiresome, given the previous earthquakes seem to attract every mediocre medium or attention seeking astrologer to have a go and guessing when another quake might occur. It is pointless to try and prevent these people from … Read More

Debating Science – Is there a Place for Rudeness? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 11, 2011

Occasionally in the skeptical/science blogosphere there is a debate over how to deal with proponents of pseudoscience. Some argue that every tool should be used to debunk pseudoscience, including rudeness, aggressiveness and insults. I usually prefer a less aggressive approach, by trying to understand the other person’s views, and challenging them on the basis of the (lack of) evidence and … Read More

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