Posts in category Op-ed

Robots in workplace ‘could create double the jobs they de...

I’ve been saying this myself for years. One job is replaced by a robot, that requires a whole team to maintain. This means not only that the amount of jobs isn’t going to drastically decrease, but that the jobs that remain are more high end and better paid. Businesses save money replacing workers with robots, […]

Electric Cars Are Actually Terrible for the Environment!

Electric Cars Are Actually Terrible for the Environment!

You have surely seen this headline before. Maybe you read the article, maybe you just sighed and moved on. 

Scientific Literacy Isn’t just Knowing Science Fact...

Scientific Literacy Isn’t just Knowing Science Facts

  This post relates a lot to the above quote. When people think of scientific literacy it makes sense that they think it’s general scientific knowledge and understanding. But scientific literacy has to do with things that may be traced back to science, but isn’t technically scientific knowledge. Examples include; understanding how to use technology, […]

Koko – A Tribute to the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Langu...

Koko – A Tribute to the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language

The worlds coolest gorilla has died (yes even cooler than Harambe). You see this Gorilla could speak with humans using real words. Koko the gorilla was one of the few primates who were taught ASL (American Sign Language), and surely the most famous. She knew over 1000 signs and was capable of complex conversation.

The War on Drugs Is a War on People

The War on Drugs Is a War on People

This an important message from one of the main founders of SLM, Matt Bump, which has had a terrible fate thrust upon him by a combination of unfortunate circumstances and broken policies. Please take a moment to read this and let us know what you think of the issue. The War on Drugs Is a […]

Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction

Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction

I travel a lot, and during my travels I have encountered many places where astronomy is a central part of tourism. Especially in the United States, in almost every state you can visit at least one observatory.   Public observatories like Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, or Lowell observatory in Flagstaff dedicate themselves to being […]

Why We Founded Scientific Literacy Matters

Why We Founded Scientific Literacy Matters

In short we founded SLM (Scientific Literacy Matters) to promote a more reasonable way of thinking in society. It’s been shown time, and time again, that most things ailing humanity comes from ignorance or misinformation. War, poverty, oppression; all things that stem from misconceptions.

Should The Public Be Trusted With Dangerous Information?

Should The Public Be Trusted With Dangerous Information?

Can the public be trusted with dangerous knowledge? This might seem like a silly question to ask in the age of the internet where just about everything is already available to the public. However, it’s an important issue that is still highly debated. I recently saw a documentary called American Anarchist which features ‘The Anarchist […]

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 […]