Tagged: truth

Why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs? - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Nov 11, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs? Do we understand why and how people … Read More

Why is one person’s science another’s conspiracy theory? - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Mar 13, 2018

One of the things that’s become quite obvious, in the various anti-vax comments that I’ve followed and responded to on line, is that people with ‘alt’ views have very firm ideas on what constitutes ‘the truth’. And it’s not something that mainstream organisations, authorities, or scienceA are seen as offering. And so (on a new UNICEF New Zealand post) we see: … Read More

Political Debates – facts are optional? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 27, 2012

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story, that would seem to be MP for Ilam, Gerry Brownlee’s approach to political debate. In order to counter David Shearer’s positive comments about Finland, Gerry Brownlee launched a series of untruths about Finland including that Finland: “hardly educates it’s people” Wrong, Finland has an exceptional education system. Read More

TOSP Episode 24: March 12th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 15, 2012

Greetings again, fine TOSPers! Apologies for the delay – a host of computer and time-related issues have delayed us a little. But here we are! This week, Elf and aimee talk many things atom/molecule-related, and some other pretty cool stuff, too 🙂 Specifically, we look at anti-atoms and the new science of … Read More