Tag Archives: Science

Dance Your PhD

Via Dave Bath, I have been alerted to this rather awesome concept in Science: The dreaded question. “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You could bore them with an explanation. Or you could dance. That’s the idea behind “Dance Your Ph.D.” Over the past 3 years, scientists from around the world have teamed up to […]

Climate change, scepticism and elitism

Half the harm that is done in this world Is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle To think well of themselves. […]

Science, religion and how things came to be

I think I’ve said before that I was raised by scientists. When possible, I try to explain things scientifically to my children. Obviously there’s a limit to their understanding at this point, but when they were scared of thunder and lightning recently, I told my daughter it wasn’t monsters (as she feared) but electricity in […]

What law may do

There is a lively debate going on among members of the skeptical listserv I frequent about Senator Fielding’s call for a Royal Commission, with one poster commenting: I always thought that Senator Fielding was a dill, but his latest call for a Royal Commission into climate science really takes the cake. The notion that lawyers […]