Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims


Wide-scale access to the Internet has resulted in unprecedented access to information for the average citizen of any developed nation, and the more recent proliferation of mobile data devices and networks have exponentially increased our ability to reference the collective body of knowledge on a whim. This access comes at a price however, as tech-savvy … Continue reading Some pointers on critically assessing the validity of claims

The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science


I posted the original version of the following as a comment on my "A skeptic responds to a climate sceptic" post, but since most visitors don't read the comments, I've reposted it here with some minor embellishment. There is an interesting perspective of the Australian political climate-change denialism contrasted against various other western democracies in … Continue reading The conservative right’s alliance with anti-science

Monday Morning Hate-mail and the Brilliant Dr Pamela Gay


I recently blogged about Religious dogma and hate, where I threw a spotlight on the worst type of bigot - the religious "true believer", that type who believes it's their God-ordained mission to make war on all those who make known any opposing view. But I've realised I left out an equally unhelpful, bigoted, rabid … Continue reading Monday Morning Hate-mail and the Brilliant Dr Pamela Gay