Author Archives: sciencepolice2010

Sabine hasn’t killed Popper

Sabine Hossenfelder – the phenomenology of quantum gravity – has I’m glad to say an interest in philosophy of science… and a popular blog called Backreaction. In her areas of interest, as in mine, there are problems, but in hers … Continue reading

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Steve Jones Says Low Human Diversity Due To Cultural Evolution

Aaaarghgh!!!!! But let’s keep calm and start from the beginning… Your DNA is much more like mine than it should be. There should be variation within a species – there should be because it helps any species survive under challenging … Continue reading

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Isn’t Nature Wonderful!? #001 Praying Mantis and Hummingbird

Put together from the New York Times online article about Tom Vaughan’s pictures:

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Ornithoscelida. Note to Matt Baron on Baron et al.

Hi Matt Baron, Nice to see your work, because it shows what happens in a divergence investigation when you exclude types that lived too long afterwards, which had accumulated numerous interfering irrelevant characters. This is something I’d advocated on forums … Continue reading

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Brussatte’s Pseudoscience in Science 2017

Brussatte continues to occupy a position supposed to be used by a scientist, and has been allowed to write yet another piece of rubbish in Science. He’s commented further on it in Phys.org. What a mess. To understand the evolution … Continue reading

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Ed Yong is not a skeptical reporter

Andrew Gelman continues to investigate science quality: How to improve science reporting? Dan Vergano sez: It’s not about reality, it’s all about a salary …this time focusing on science journalism. But the situation is worse than this. Gelman quotes science … Continue reading

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Defending David Attenborough: Groupism And Incompetence

“If you can’t ride two horses at once you shouldn’t be in the bloody circus!” (Jim Callahan; Prime Minister). “Evidence is those observations not well explained by a theory, or not as well explained by one theory as by another.” … Continue reading

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