Carl Sagan the astronomer known for being probably the worlds best science popularizer had as you might expect quite a lot to say about the issue of scientific literacy. In fact the book Demon Haunted World is almost exclusively about scientific literacy and the issue of pseudoscience and why we believe in it. I have […]
The Patent and Market Court in Sweden has just made a ruling that a Swedish internet provider (ISP) has to completely block two filesharing websites. This may seem innocent enough, after all they are just trying to prevent the theft of intellectual property, right? However a few things about this ruling are particularly strange, and […]
Last week astrophysicist and science populariser Neil deGrasse Tyson held a speech at Greensboro Coliseum, addressing the current crisis of science illiteracy that we are facing. Here is a summary of that speech: “Americans overall are bad at science. Scared of math. Poor at physics and engineering. Resistant to evolution. This science illiteracy,is a threat […]
We are currently looking for donations to send one of our representatives to Washington DC for the pro-science protests in April. Depending on how much of our goal we raise we plan to attend both the March For Science (22nd of April) and The Peoples Climate March (29th of April). Besides joining the protest we […]
Carl Sagan explains the immensity of space and time and the importance of the decisions we make now. Our choices as a species right now is what will decide whether we can colonize space, and survive beyond the lifteime of our planet, and the sun. That’s why scientific literacy is so important. We are all […]
This is fascinating approach to analyzing what kind of voters different parties candidates attract. Grammarly went to each candidate’s Facebook page, collecting comments that were at least 15 words long and expressed either positive or neutral feelings about the candidate. Then, researchers randomly selected at least 180 of those comments to analyze for each candidate.
Cognitive biases, we’re all guilty of it. But it isn’t all that hard to avoid as long as you remember to consider it. Cognitive bias according to wikipedia: A cognitive bias refers to a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn […]