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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
The supposedly most ignorant places in the world have been named based on a survey of people’s knowledge about their own country.
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 basically a guideline on how to not seem like a douche while still making it clear you’re in the right.
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 […]
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 […]