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Conservation: Optimism vs. Realsim

For those who are focused on conservation issues there is always a struggle to maintain balance between the gloom and doom and positive messages. This can be difficult.  568 more words

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Top Free Resources for Teaching and Learning Science

National Science Foundation (NSF) – is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense… 449 more words

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#science is so much better than politics and media. #FauciVSCollins = normal scientist stuff

You may have see or read an interview that NIH Director Francis Collin’s did with the Huffington Post last week. CauseScience posted a summary of his… 417 more words

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Free will and psychological determinism

by Steve Snyder

Inspired mainly by Marko Vojinovic’s recent essay on physical determinism [1], but also by Mark O’Brien on consciousness [2], Massimo Pigliucci on Hume and skepticism [3], and perhaps a bit by Graham Priest on logic and Buddhism [4], all which skirted the edges of the free will debate, I am going to tackle it from what I see as its flip side, which I will call psychological determinism. 3,236 more words

Philosophy

On Philosophy and Science

There’s been a lot of debate lately over science vs philosophy. Many claim they should each stay out of the domain of the other. Some modern vocal naturalists are giving philosophy a bad rap by using terms they don’t fully explain to the layperson, implying implicitly more than they actually mean (e.g. 1,608 more words

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Science and Money. True knowledge.

Carlos Moedas, secretary of state to Portugal’s center-right prime minister, has been appointed European commissioner in charge of research, science, and innovation here today. If his appointment is approved by the European Parliament, he will take over from Máire Geoghegan-Quinn for a 5-year term. 206 more words

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Look up! Orionid Meteor Shower Will Dazzle Another Night

The Orionid meteor shower will be visible Monday and Tuesday nights. 179 more words

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