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  • Environmentalism and the Fringe
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:35

    Environmentalism is more popular than ever—and with good reason: never has our dependency on the natural world or our culpability in its ongoing destruction been clearer. I’ll spare you the customary roll call of ecological crises that tends to open articles about the environment (for […]

  • Ten Years of Fukushima Disinformation
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:34

    March 11, 2021, marked the tenth anniversary of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, which, together with the tsunami it triggered, devastated the northeast coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and triggered the Fukushima nuclear accident. However, it is Fukushima that has remained in public […]

  • ‘Don’t Trust That Scientist!’
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:34

    Several activities are part of the scientific endeavor. Scientific activities obviously include things such as generating theories, gathering empirical data, and testing hypotheses. However, scientists also communicate their research to scientists and the general public. Scientists try to convince […]

  • Top Ten Pro-Science Fictional Characters
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:33

    On Skeptoid, we’ve listed the best pro-science celebrities, the worst antiscience celebrities, the unsung women of science, and even the scientists who took one for the team by experimenting on themselves. Here we’re going to look at a group that we haven’t before: science […]

  • Creationist Funhouse, Episode 7: Lynn Margulis and the Great Convergence That Didn’t Happen
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:32

    When I was a sophomore at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1977, I was excited to attend my first real science seminar. I was on my way to hear Lynn Margulis, one of the greatest biological thinkers of modern times. First, I ran into the wrong room and sat down, only to realize […]

  • Teens These Days: Sex, Drugs, and Malarkey
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:32

    When many adults talk about adolescence, they often invoke depictions of “teens these days” whose lives are sex-crazed and drug-filled. Ironically, these same adults often support prevention programs that are ineffective. In this article, I present two of the prevention myths that are […]

  • A Christian Geologist Explains Why the Earth Cannot Be 6,000 Years Old
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:31

    I am hoping my book A Christian Geologist Explains Why the Earth Cannot Be 6,000 Years Old (published by Dorrance Publishing) will be of interest to skeptics and atheist readers of this magazine. This book is not only for Christians but also for those seeking the truth and who object to fake […]

  • The ‘Miraculous Drops of José Gregorio Hernández’ in Venezuela
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:31

    Anti-vaxxers all over the world have capitalized on the temporary hold some European countries have placed on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to some cases of blood clotting. We now know that reports about its risks have been overblown, and after a thorough evaluation, European authorities […]

  • Environmental Excesses, UFO Enthusiasms
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:30

    We all want to protect our planet: our land, water, air—all life itself. Environmentalists bring passion and dedication to that cause, to enormous positive effect. But there is another aspect. As David Mountain writes in our cover article, “Environmentalism has been shaped by a […]

  • Aspen Global Congress on Scientific Thinking and Action Brings Science and Reason to the Fore
    par jlavarnway le 22/06/2021 à 7:30

    The Aspen Institute Science & Society Program (based in New York City) and the Instituto Questão de Ciência (Question of Science Institute, based in São Paulo, Brazil) cosponsored the first Global Congress on Scientific Thinking and Action March 17–20, 2021. It was […]

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