Alternative facts – skeptics have been dealing with this for years

Alternative facts, what most of us would call outright lies or misinformation, are the new standard of truthfulness coming out of the Donald Trump administration. It started when Kellyanne Conway, one of the numerous Trump talking heads who think Americans are stupid, said, "You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving ... alternative…

Bernie Sanders views biotechnology – aligned with Republicans

I admit that I judge politicians on their science credibility. And I'm rather black and white about it – politicians don't get to pick and choose what science they "believe" or not. How Bernie Sanders views biotechnology seems irresponsible. And that it's aligned with Republican anti-science viewpoints is unacceptable. I've written previously…

Scientific consensus – collective opinion of scientists

In the hierarchy of scientific principles, the scientific consensus – collective opinion and judgement of scientific experts in a particular field – is an important method to separate real scientific thought from junk science, pseudoscience, cargo cult science, and other fake beliefs. I often discuss scientific theories which "are large bodies of work…
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