Category : science

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Skeptical Science at EGU 2018

Next week, about 14,000 scientists will meet in Vienna, Austria for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018. Skeptical Science will make an appearance in a few of the thousands of sessions held from April 9 to 13. Here are the sessions...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

698: AoC Podcast | AJ Interviews Johnny

Johnny Dzubak (@dzubak) grew up in Greensburg, PA, honed his musical chops in Chapel Hill, NC, and now runs The Art of Charm in Los Angeles, CA with AJ. But how did he get from there to here? Listen while Johnny shares his story. The Cheat Sheet: Wh...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

In Troubled Times, This Is What We Do

I have often written in the Skeptical Inquirer about how what we do is a communal activity. There is a dynamic interaction between our authors/investigators who prepare our articles, reports, critiques, and reviews...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

On climate change, zero-sum thinking doesn't work

Joseph Robertson is Global Strategy Director for& Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Founder and President of the& Geoversiv Foundation, and lead strategist in the& Resilience Intel& initiative. Democracy is not& a zero-sum game. Behaving as if it is deg...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

CSICON Las Vegas 2017

Robyn Blumner opens as our U.S. President. You might have known things were going to be different when Center for Inquiry CEO Robyn Blumner in her opening remarks impersonated a certain president of the United States...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Hawking ‘Ghosts’ in Old Louisville

David Dominé is author of a series of three books (2017a; 2017b; 2017c) offering, in turn, “Ghosts”—and “Phantoms” and “Haunts”—“of Old Louisville.” Do they indeed present “True Stories of Hauntings” and even “the possib...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

The math of multiboundary wormholes

Xi Dong, Alex Maloney, Henry Maxfield and I recently posted a paper to the arXiv with the title: Phase Transitions in 3D Gravity and Fractal Dimension. In other words, we’ll get about ten readers per year for the next few decades. Despite the h...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Students from KMIDS college in Bangkok posting comments

You may have noticed comments in several threads which seem to have come a bit out of the blue. We were wondering the same and found out that the comments are related to a climate change related class activitiy originating from& King Mongkut's Intern...

by Heidi Harley - 6 years ago

Ambassadors for Science

Last year my wife and I bought our first home, in a Massachusetts town north of Boston. When we moved to the town, we had no friends in the area or family members. If we were going to navigate the complexities of buying a home in an u...