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Draft Manual for Preventing Adverse Effects from Evidence

From time to time people make big discoveries while surfing the web. For example, I have stumbled upon the provocative ideas that global warming is not real (or at least is not related to human activities in any important way), vaccination causes autism, the world is only 6,000 years old, condensation trails from aircraft are really a method to manipulate weather patterns, and that people are adding fluoride to drinking water in order to poison […]

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Facing Facts: The value of science

Editor’s Note: We are very pleased to announce our first serious post to this site, the text of a speech by Bryson Brown at the Stand Up for Science Rally at the University of Lethbridge on Monday, Sept. 16. Facing Facts:  The value of science Bryson Brown, Lethbridge We’re here to protest against something quite frightening—a government that seems intent on suppressing evidence rather than responding to it.  But I’m a philosopher, with a long […]