|March 16, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News|
Further to: First, the blow-dried TV crowd don’t know anything about evolution, if you don’t count the Inherit the Wind productions they took in at school. All nonsense and falsehood. All nonsense and falsehood, actually, about the neighbours the TV crowd sneered at and left behind, and felt themselves superior for doing so—while they invested […]
|March 14, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News, Science|
Probably. Some guy actually asks questions we have all been wondering about: reflecting on the current cover story in National Geographic, “The War on Science”: : Anyone who expresses any doubt in what National Geographic calls “the consensus of experts” is a crank or a nut. From the magazine’s perspective, no other explanations are even […]
|March 10, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News, Science|
Not a chance. But here hack Ben Thomas unpacks the problem it creates: The trait that distinguishes scienceyness from actual science is that it’s got nothing to do with the scientific method at all. … Sciencey headlines are pre-packaged cultural tokens that can be shared and reshared without any investment in analysis or critical thought?—?as […]
|March 7, 2015||Posted by News under Media, News|
News writer O’Leary’s night job The Internet can help the grass roots grow—or lay down astroturf. False climates of opinion can be built up through new media. Jihadi brides: Don’t overlook how new media market cruelty as well as porn Some women were captivated by beheading videos. Librarian: The Internet doesn’t harm the good student, […]
|March 6, 2015||Posted by News under Media, News, Science|
Further to Media’s methane-based life: No it is NOT just sensationalism, it is cheerleading for a worldview (one that permits, even encourages, fiction to stand in for fact): At Forbes, philosopher of science Henry Miller identifies a similar pattern at National Public Radio, which receives federal funds: Among the most egregious transgressions of fair, professional […]
|March 5, 2015||Posted by News under Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Media|
From Darwin Day in America (with Afterword): The very issue Holdren was testifying about—climate change—provides a disturbing example of the growing effort to treat scientific dissent as heresy. One of America’s leading daily newspapers, the Los Angeles Times, announced in 2013 it would no longer publish letters to the editor that expressed skepticism about the […]
|March 3, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Media, News, Science|
Attkisson is a genuine investigative journalist, harassed by authoritarian government in an age of cosseted government media hacks, poseurs, and vapid cheerleaders for “science.” Further to kairosfocus’ Sharyl Attkisson (in a TEDx) cautions on Astroturfing and pseudo-consensus: This also seemed worth calling out as astroturf: A close third is an array of blogs that use […]
|March 2, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Extraterrestrial life, Media, Origin Of Life|
Yesterday a friend sent me a link to a news article with the exciting headline: “No water needed: Methane-based life possible on Saturn’s moon Titan, study says.” Quite remarkable! Amazing enough to immediately attract my friend’s attention and to get him to shoot an email to me with the link, as he knows I am […]
|February 20, 2015||Posted by News under Media, News|
O’Leary for News’ night job, on the difference new media make
Winston Smith loves Big Brother even more now that he has returned to the fold and discovered global warming
|February 17, 2015||Posted by News under Climate change, Culture, Global Warming, Intelligent Design, Media|
Winston Smith corrects minor errors in Time’s 1974 Global Cooling Article, guided by his newfound love for Big Brother (as recounted by George Orwell, 1984)
|February 17, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, Media, Science|
Dr. Lüthje tells us, one Austrian science journalist said to her, “Please understand me, I just can’t criticize a professor.” No? Oops. Hello? Gutenbergs? Get me Johannes!
|February 16, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Media|
All that pop science writers know is that they are on the side of “science” against “anti-science”—which, in the context, just means declaring their political allegiances.
|February 8, 2015||Posted by News under Media, News|
Sometimes, when I try to explain the decline of North American network journalism in the age of the Internet, I offer the “air traffic controller principle.”
|February 2, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News|
The people with brain have long since left, and the people who remain may be living off the avails of institution.
|January 27, 2015||Posted by News under Media, News|
Will automation also steal jobs that require intelligence?
|January 22, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Media, News|
Wonder if they’ll make him recant. See, he is raising a serious issue here.
|January 13, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Media, News|
Principally because The New Republic’s Leon Wieseltier (now fired) dared to question scientism, we took an interest, of course.
|January 12, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Media, News|
Will our elders be left behind with dying media? Legacy media are losing the ability to provide serious news
|January 9, 2015||Posted by News under Media, News, Science|
Stuck for reaction, one can only say that the natural world contains more astonishing life forms than they can make up.
|December 30, 2014||Posted by News under Media, News, science education|
on intelligent design in the schools