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Defending the Greenness of Grass

Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed. Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion. And the skepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape. 183 more words


Trix Are For Food Babe

According to the old breakfast cereal slogan, “Trix are for kids.”

Vani Hari ¬†(the “Food Babe”) has a new variation on this theme with her latest misinformation campaign: … 926 more words


Book recommendation for "Aping Mankind" by Raymond Tallis, FMedSci, FRCP, FRSA

If you have kept up with the flurry of books and papers on the nature of consciousness published in just the past decade alone, then you probably are under the impression that neuroscientists have made an overwhelmingly convincing case for brain activity as the source of consciousness and all else that is associated with this (“We are our brains”). 227 more words


Eclipse Blinds Pets! (And Other Bad Science)

As I anxiously await my ninth total eclipse of the sun here in Western Kentucky, I was shocked to see that the swimming pool would be closed during the event in the interest of public safety. 408 more words


National Heritage Board Abdicates Again At Ales Stenar

Bob Lind has yet again managed to get the National Heritage Board to abdicate its responsibility at Ales Stenar, a beautiful 7th century AD burial monument near Ystad in southern Sweden. 719 more words


Man Has Lost His Way

Man has always lost his way. He has been a tramp ever since Eden; but he always knew, or thought he knew, what he was looking for. 86 more words

G. K. Chesterton

The Hell of Make-Believe

You still shall tramp and tread on endless round
of thought, to justify your action to yourselves,
weaving a fiction which unravels as you weave, 18 more words