Quick analysis of a woo-poll (a survey on woo annoyance) and unexpected discussion on the perceived “harmlessness” of GMO-woo and scientific illiteracy

Introduction: I conducted a quick, unscientific poll using a third-party Facebook app to test the app and the general interest in polls.  The poll was designed to be easy to take and appealing to the followers of the Scienceosaurus blog.  … Continued

Red herring logical fallacies are flopping around in way too many arguments

Introduction: A red herring is a type of logical fallacy that misdirects an argument through the introduction of irrelevant information.  This tactic is either disingenuous or clumsy and is all too common amongst anti-intellectuals and politicians. Background: Logical fallacies: Logical … Continued

Anti-intellectualism and its hideous, mouth-breathing mutant offspring: scientific illiteracy

posted in: General science, Philosophy | 2

Introduction: If you’re reading this, you almost certainly think that the outcomes of scientific studies are pretty sweet.  After all, who doesn’t like living longer, living healthier, living with cooler toys and potentially prolonging the existence of humanity?  So why … Continued

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