Science’s Greatest Lesson For Humanity Is ‘How To Be Wrong’

“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.” -Augustine of Hippo Science isn’t the easiest endeavor you can undertake. Sure, the rewards are tremendous: you can wind up understanding any phenomenon in the Universe as well (or better) than any human has ever understood … Read moreScience’s Greatest Lesson For Humanity Is ‘How To Be Wrong’

5 Things The World Needs From Star Trek: Discovery (Synopsis)

“We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not for you to set the standards by which we should be judged!” -Capt. Picard, to Q When you think about Star Trek, a whole variety of things might come to mind. It might conjure images of space exploration, feelings of … Read more5 Things The World Needs From Star Trek: Discovery (Synopsis)

Now is absolutely the time to politicize Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters (Synopsis)

“Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this.” -Michael Eric Dyson … Read moreNow is absolutely the time to politicize Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters (Synopsis)

Ask Ethan: How Can A Nation Have Nuclear Power Without The Danger Of Nuclear Weapons? (Synopsis)

“We have to understand the ubiquity of energy in everything we do. Energy is core to our economy and it brings with it environmental challenges, and it’s core to our security challenges.” -Ernest Moniz In 1953, then-President Eisenhower, in the aftermath of World War II and with rising tensions between the USA and the Soviet … Read moreAsk Ethan: How Can A Nation Have Nuclear Power Without The Danger Of Nuclear Weapons? (Synopsis)

Science knows if a nation is testing nuclear bombs (Synopsis)

“North Korea has taught a great lesson to all the countries in the world, especially the rogue countries of dictatorships or whatever: if you don’t want to be invaded by America, get some nuclear weapons.” -Michael Moore Last year, North Korea claimed to have obtained the technology to create a nuclear fusion bomb: the most … Read moreScience knows if a nation is testing nuclear bombs (Synopsis)

Humanity needs science to survive and thrive (Synopsis)

“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson The enterprise of science is one of the most misunderstood in all of society. Some view it as its own religion; others view it as a political ideology gussied up in smart-sounding clothes; still others view it … Read moreHumanity needs science to survive and thrive (Synopsis)

10 Reasons Why You Should March For Science (Synopsis)

“We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and … Read more10 Reasons Why You Should March For Science (Synopsis)

Cutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall (Synopsis)

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” -Carl Sagan The President of the United States just released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and there are some big losers in the scientific world. The EPA, the NIH, … Read moreCutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall (Synopsis)

Politicizing science is nothing new: it happened to Ben Franklin (Synopsis)

“When Benjamin Franklin inveted the lightning rod, the clergy, both in England and America, with enthusiastic support of George III, condemned it as an impious attempt to defeat the will of God.” -Bertrand Russell You’ll often hear charges that science has become too politicized, but it’s the other way around. Science is our best way … Read morePoliticizing science is nothing new: it happened to Ben Franklin (Synopsis)

How Thinking Like A Scientist Can Improve Your Daily Life (Synopsis)

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.” -Ernest Rutherford It’s a difficult thing to do, to go against your gut instinct. It’s even more difficult when your gut is backed up by the facts you’ve found doing your own independent research. But the greatest hallmark of science isn’t digging … Read moreHow Thinking Like A Scientist Can Improve Your Daily Life (Synopsis)