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 […]

Hostile Work Conditions at NASA

The above post is from one of the rogue government accounts that have popped up since the new administration started censoring scientists. It’s truly disheartening to see scientists treated like this in a country that is supposed to have freedom of speech. If you work at NASA or with NASA and have a story to […]

SLM Will Be Marching in DC on Earth Day

SLM Will Be Marching in DC on Earth Day

Hello, once again, our dearest readers. I’ve been trying to think of a clever way to pen this, but I think, instead, I will go with the cut-and-dry method, as the topic calls for it.

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.

Peer Review VS. Public Review

Peer Review VS. Public Review

How is scientific research evaluated? Usually through peer-review. Other researchers versed in the subject look through the work and check for errors or ways it can be improved. That’s all good and well, one or more people look over your work and validate it. But what if the general public possessed the knowledge to do […]

The Overview Effect

The Overview Effect

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]