Reading Time: < 1 minute In an unusual move, congressional Republicans are pushing through a bill to allow states to repeal the law of gravity. “Apparently some of us are still engaging in Civil War politics,” complained a Democratic representative who asked not to be named. “I don’t know if I want to live in an America where the law […]
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.
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 […]
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.
How to talk sense with a science denier
Reading Time: 6 minutes This book will guide you through all those *other* Facebook comment threads.
This Is for You, Anti-Vaxxers
Reading Time: < 1 minute I love this so much: Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome ATP merchandise! Please… It justifies me continuing to do this!
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 […]
Why Is Covid Skepticism a Characteristic of the Right?
Reading Time: < 1 minute I was going to write a big article on this, but this video does a very good job of explaining many of the points, with the undercurrent being individualism vs collectivism. Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of […]
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 […]
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 […]