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A Century of Science

BBC News posted what a scientist thinks about we’ve learned in the last hundred years. That’s hardly news. What’s remarkable is that he didn’t go on to say that the sea will catch fire, or that if we don’t recycle … Continue reading

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Repeatable Results That Aren’t

I’ll be talking about scientific research that may not be “fake:” but isn’t reliable, either. The good news is that many scientists want to fix the problem. I’ll also take a look at truth, beauty, Copernicus, and how a science … Continue reading

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Natural Law, Our Rules

Back in my ‘good old days,’ a half-century back, some claimed that science, technology, and a changing culture, made the ‘outmoded morality’ we’d been working with obsolete. Others apparently believed that moral decay was caused by newfangled gadgets like the … Continue reading

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Sandra and Tommy: Apes and Ethics

A court in Argentina said that Sandra the orangutan is “una persona no humana (non-human person)” in 2014.1 Or maybe 2015. I’ll get back to that. Instead of going ape over that news, I learned a little about Sandra, the … Continue reading

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