Posts in category Op-ed

Swedish Government Guilty of False Advertising

Swedish Government Guilty of False Advertising

In Sweden the government is responsible for selling all alcohol, through a chain of stores called “Systembolaget”. Recently signs have popped up in these stores urging people to buy organic products, for the sake of the environment. A lovely sentiment to be sure, but are their good intentions based on reality? This was interesting to […]

Happy World Press Freedom Day?

Happy World Press Freedom Day?

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker, Politico Today is the ‘World Press Freedom day”, a day meant to celebrate the right to report on facts to the public without governmental intervention. And indeed many countries have freedom of press laws. Freedom of press is generally improving over time. But at the same time there is no lack […]

Why We are Marching For Science, An Unfortunately Necessa...

Why We are Marching For Science, An Unfortunately Necessary Clarification (Updated)

Updated with new information 17/04-2017 On April the 22nd we will be sending a representative to Washington DC to march for science. The point is to let the new government know that we will not stand for scientific censorship, and to bring public awareness to scientific issues. Scientific Literacy Matters is very serious about equality […]

Bill Passes Arizona Senate: Raises serious concerns about...

Bill Passes Arizona Senate: Raises serious concerns about first amendment.

If you believe in the right to organize in peaceful protest like we do here at SLM, you understand that no movement is supposed to be defined by it’s bad apples.

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 […]

Why I’m raising money to march for science

Why I’m raising money to march for science

When I was a student in 1st grade I avidly read 20-page books about very typical young kid things like football teams. But when I stumbled upon detailed scientific picture books, I found myself checking out the books about volcanoes and tornadoes and hurricanes and dinosaurs too. These things had me interested in learning about […]

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 […]

Donald Trump & Climate Change

Donald Trump & Climate Change

This has been a crazy year and I’m not sure how it will end. I have a deep foreboding that our planet and the many species inhabiting it are going to start disappearing more rapidly than they already are. NASA has gone on record to say that they are trying to convince Donald J. Trump […]

We are animals too.

I can’t help myself, the one thing as a man of science that I can’t stand is when people say and act like humans are not animals.  WE ARE ANIMALS. I will always make that point.  We are not special, and that’s where that wannabe differentiation comes from.  Have you seen a video of humans […]

Did Ahmeds Clock Look Like A Bomb?

Did Ahmeds Clock Look Like A Bomb?

The whole story surrounding the Ahmed’s clock debacle is incredibly unclear. From what I’ve gathered his engineering teacher saw the clock and told Ahmed to put it away as it could scare some people. Then and alarm on the clock went of and when Ahmed took it out of his backpack his English teacher freaked […]