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Posted inRaising Freethinkers

The science you will never know

The science you will never know can kill you, and it can save your life. Getting scientific answers right is more important at this point in history in countless ways than it has ever been. You and I cannot be productive contributors to every scientific conversation, except in one way: by pointing, on a given issue for which we lack expertise, to the people who do know what the hell they’re talking about.

Posted inComedy

Anti-vaxxers to lose ALL immunizations

Reading Time: < 1 minute WASHINGTON DC – In a desperate move to ensure all eligible Americans get their coronavirus vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is vowing to revoke all previous immunizations from anti-vaxxers. If the CDC gets their way millions of conspiracy theorists who believe Bill Gates wants to microchip them through the Covid-19 vaccine […]

Posted inGeneral

Myxozoa: Pushing the Limits of Definitions (LSP #214)

Reading Time: 5 minutes The sheer mind-blowing facts of our world never end. These rabbitholes we explore turn into warrens full of information for the curious to devour — and each new twist and turn in the warren only leads us to more questions we want to answer. At no time in human history has it been easier to learn and grow — and best of all, to share what we’ve found with others.

Posted inHealth, Politics

Masking Hypocrisy with Shouts of Personal Freedom

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 is the objective of most governments. It is of utmost importance to understand how effective various public health measures are. We study the effectiveness of face masks. We employ public regional data about reported severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infections for Germany. As face masks became mandatory at different […]

Posted inClimate Crisis, Environment

Climate Change, Denialism and Changing Our Ways

Reading Time: 6 minutes I have got myself into thinking about climate change again with the torrent of depressing news concerning the environment, our climate and biodiversity. Recently, such news includes Brazil, under right-wing President Bolsonaro having an 88% increase in Amazon deforestation, governments and firms in 28 countries being sued over the climate crisis, this year on track […]

Posted inClimate Crisis

Keystone Dominoes – A New Climate Change Denial Strategy

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you want to knock down scientific findings, disparage them, discredit them, what’s your best strategy? Consider climate change, for example. Deniers have tried every trick in the book…hacking into Emails of scientists doing climate research, and then quoting out-of-contest snippets that purport to show that scientists are trying to delude the public. Or finding […]

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