Tag Archive for ‘epistem(e)ology’
There are times when science just doesn’t want to love you back. This condition has a name: we call it “The Scientific Process.”
Steve Pope is still determined to become the Fredric Wertham of our time.
If there’s no “free will,” are humans “just” input-output machines? Not at all: the secret is complexity.
“Just when these American citizens needed their rights the most, their government sucked ’em away. And rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges, that’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.”
Mark Twain in response to a sales letter-cum-advertisement for a “patent medicine” to cure meningitis, diphtheria, and other ailments.
For many people, it’s not that they don’t know what homeopathy really is. Rather, they don’t want to know—without being fully aware of it—for powerful reasons.
“I say ‘this guy,’ because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man. No woman could ever fuck things up like this.”
“There are people who believe that dinosaurs and men lived together. There are museums that children go to, in which they built dioramas to show them this.”
Every relationship is a story that does something in the world, and there is a lot that lives on in these stories, and lives on with these stories in our minds.
In order to evaluate the efficacy of Bowenwork, it is recommended not to use magnets for 5–7 days after a session.
Yet Another Reason Why I Love PZ Myers (And Might Have to Marry Him Once Hussein al-Obama Has Instituted Mandatory Cephalopolygamy)
… in the Islamic Republic of America.
Science builds models and tests them against what’s out there. And then we all tell stories about how that worked out.