Not All Critical Thinking Is Equal
March 1, 2020
Educators believe in teaching critical thinking skills except for subjects they don't want to critique.
Mencken’s Law at Work in Science
April 11, 2019
The intuitive solution to a problem can be actually more harmful than the problem itself.
Who’s Got Logical Reasoning? Protestants, Not Atheists
September 30, 2018
Surprising news articles undercut atheists' claims to reason, and score points for Protestants.
BBC Plays Misinformation Teacher about Darwinism
September 26, 2018
There is only one right answer to each question. If you don't agree with the Darwin teacher, you fail. Off to Reform School you go.
Big Science Agonizes Over Tarnished Image
April 8, 2018
Most individual scientists do honorable work, but Big Science cannot sustain its public image of reliability any longer. Things must change.
The Mind-Body Problem Has Not Been Solved by Naturalism
March 17, 2018
Several news stories bring back the issue of mind-body dualism with a vengeance.
Scientists Not Always Trained to Be Critical Thinkers
February 19, 2018
A trainer of graduate students at a prestigious university wants to put the Ph back in PhD. Can scientists be good at detail work but dumb at logic? Gundula Bosch thinks so. She directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In Nature, she says she’s […]
Think Critically About Everything But Evolution
March 22, 2017
Researchers found that courses in critical thinking help humanities students overcome pseudoscience. One important pseudoscience, though, is not in their list.
Fake News on Education Bills
February 21, 2017
Secular reporters, for the life of them, can't get their facts right. When it comes to the teaching of evolution, knees jerk, kicking the boilerplate machine into programmed output.
Cracks in the Climate Consensus?
January 18, 2017
It's still dangerous to challenge Big Science about climate change. In the new political climate, a growing number of voices are willing to take the risk.
Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking
July 27, 2016
Lazy reporters don't do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.
Science Journalism Disseminates Propaganda
March 29, 2016
The current methods of science news reporting don't educate; they indoctrinate.
Bill Nye Admits to Propagating Evolution Via Emotional Stories
January 27, 2015
National Geographic gives Bill Nye the Science Guy an open mike to make unchallenged generalities, with feeling.