Tag: Anti-Science

Why Rationalism Works For Me
August 1, 2012 • no comments • 464 views

I sort of dodged a discussion today about the difference between the rational and the spiritual approach to understanding the universe. I didn’t want to engage in the discussion then because it was a derailment of an otherwise interesting topic. Instead I decided to write down some thoughts here. Firstly, I am a scientist, well a student […]

The Goddamn Particle!
July 6, 2012 • no comments • 334 views

I don’t have much to say about the discovery of the Higgs that has not already been said, other than this: It is also quite fun to observer ignorant and clueless people post comments like these: Thanks to @leftytgirl for the last image.

The “No True Creationist” Fallacy
May 8, 2012 • no comments • 369 views

I was once upon a time a Christian, and I had creationism – what passes for science in fundamentalist Christian circles – pushed on me from an early age. When I was a young adult and the internet came around, I spent a lot of time on websites like and various creationist sites as well […]

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 549 views

It’s Easter. That celebration the Christians co-opted from the Jews like they co-opted our winter solstice celebration and turned it into Christmas. I have a few things I want to say about religion, or mainly Christianity which is the one I was brought up in. This weekend seems to be appropriate – and I have […]

Worth Reading – Part V
April 5, 2012 • no comments • 416 views
Worth Reading

Politics Yeah, US politics again. NewScientist did this interesting little article about the Republicans and their continuous anti-science attitude. US scepticism – it’s been a long time coming – NewScientist Feminism In March, Ms. blog ran a series of posts by Aviva Dove-Viebahn titled “Future of Feminism”. There are many good pieces among them. For the […]