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Core Themes of 2012: Challenging the Conventional Narrative

Challenging the Conventional Narrative, Core Themes for 2012, policy, Social ScienceJanuary 25, 2012

Isaac Newton, after experiencing the bottom end of a falling apple, used that experience to formulate the theory of gravity. The inductive process Newton used is common to the goals of most scientific endeavors and a deeply ingrained part of the human psyche. As humans, we love to generalize. It helps us understand the world […]

Atlantis

Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, Popular CultureSeptember 10, 2010

The legend of Atlantis, a once-great civilization that sank into the ocean, has captivated humanity’s imagination for over 2,000 years. The earliest mention of Atlantis came from Plato’s Timaeus in 360 B.C., and the idea has spawned countless campfire stories, books, movies, and even one of my favorite TV shows. Plato’s original description mentions an […]

Ocean of Pseudoscience Linkfest, Round 6

Ocean of Pseudoscience Week

It’s the final day for Ocean of Pseudoscience, and our favorite observant nerd has weighed in on Shark Diver’s challenge. On Wednesday, Underwater Thrills broached the question “Do bull sharks have high enough testosterone levels that you can juice off bull shark blood?” We cried bull, but Christie did the leg-work to smash this video-game […]

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