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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 […]

Is Natural Selection Making us Dumber?

Is Natural Selection Making us Dumber?

Many certainly feel like the world is getting dumber. There’s plenty of data to contradict that. Average global IQ is increasing, more and more people are getting access to education. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we are getting smarter either.

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 […]

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.

A Sucker is Born Every Second

A Sucker is Born Every Second

Ladies and gentlemen. I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant. Is that the right word, ignorant? I mean stupid, primitive, unenlightened. You do not understand science, so you are afraid of it. Like a dog is afraid of thunder or balloons. To you, science is magic and witchcraft because you […]

We live in a world where: Weekly Superstition Update

We live in a world where: Weekly Superstition Update

This is the first part of a weekly update that will highlight silly and pseudo-scientific things that humans tend do do without really thinking about it.   We live in a world where…. Primates dress other primates in other species remains.. Where people are freaked out by genitalia.. Where persecuted people are blamed for wanting […]