Posts tagged science

The National March for Science [2017 Coverage]

My journey started in Indianapolis International Airport, time 0500, waiting at the gate, for my flight with United Airlines (or not). My name was called by the gate attendant, “we’re still looking for passenger, Lavine.” Oh what could it be? As it turns out, I received an upgrade to First Class. Not that it made […]

The Pale Blue Dot

The pale blue dot. It’s what astronomer Carl Sagan called our home planet when he viewed it from the furthest vantage point a picture of Earth was ever taken. It’s also a beautiful speech, which many agree that everyone should listen very carefully to. The speech brings about a feeling that our problems might not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Did NASA Land On The Moon?

Did NASA Land On The Moon?

  To me it’s hilarious that there are still people who believe we didn’t land on the moon, despite the overwhelming evidence. But then so is the case with many things. Some people think the earth is flat, global warming, conspiracy theories. It’s sad really.

The Problem With Statistical Evidence

The Problem With Statistical Evidence

While statistics are extremely valuable, they are also notorious for being a means that people use to make false and misleading arguments. 86% of statistics are made up on the spot, you know – the remaining 24% are mathematically flawed.- Anonymous Also far too often statistics are obtained by taking a sample from a larger […]