Tagged: rationality

Scientific self-deception - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 25, 2016

There is a lot of scientific self-deception about – and not only among ideologically motivated activists who wish to opportunistically use science in their campaigns. Scientists themselves are also prone to self-deception – as Richard Feynman sums it up the meme displayed above. I like this cartoon Eureka! with Regina Nuzzo from Cara Gormally as it indicates why we are so … Read More

Freedom of choice, but only for “responsible” choices - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jan 22, 2015

Freedom of speech is worthless if it's restricted to things that'll never offend anybody. Freedom of choice also requires that we be able to choose things other people think are dumb. Otherwise, what's the point? You might as well flip to a world where you're given a menu of permitted choices and where you're forced to pick one of them instead … Read More

A Skeptic’s Perspective — Repost - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Oct 18, 2010

After Friday’s unabashed rant on things magical and absurd I felt it would be good to post a more level headed and rational piece. This post from a couple of years ago caught my eye at the right time and given the popularity of reposting I decided it was worth another outing: A less formal [...] … Read More