Posts by Johny Krahbichler

Wise Words By Carl Sagan About Scientific Literacy

Wise Words By Carl Sagan About Scientific Literacy

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 […]

Internet Censorship Just Became Legal In Sweden

Internet Censorship Just Became Legal In Sweden

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 […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Addresses The Current Scientific Illi...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Addresses The Current Scientific Illiteracy Crisis

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 […]

Help Us Send A Representative To The Science Marches In W...

Help Us Send A Representative To The Science Marches In Washington DC

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 […]

Study Attempts To Identify The Most Ignorant Countries In...

Study Attempts To Identify The Most Ignorant Countries In The World

The supposedly most ignorant places in the world have been named based on a survey of people’s knowledge about their own country.

Good Intentions Coupled With Ignorance Is Harming The Env...

Good Intentions Coupled With Ignorance Is Harming The Environment

When we think of who is hurting the environment we often get this idea of an evil villain type of character, CEO of BP, Donald Trump, etc.. But much more commonly found is the regular Joe who considers himself informed, and as far as they know are doing their part to help. However, due to […]

It is well within our power to destroy our civilisation

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 […]

How To Engage In A Friendly Debate

How To Engage In A Friendly Debate

This is basically a guideline on how to not seem like a douche while still making it clear you’re in the right.

Presidential Candidates Ranked By Their Supporters’...

Presidential Candidates Ranked By Their Supporters’ Grammar

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.

Infographic: 20 Cognitive Biases

Infographic: 20 Cognitive Biases

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 […]