Excellent article! The foibles of science and its intertwining with human history are many and varied. We have the ‘science’ used by the anti-Everything crowd which wars with the establishment. We have the ‘science’ of the environment crowd which has become the darling of the establishment in order to maintain their power. We have the ‘science’ of…
There is another article on Medium to that has drawn a LOT of hate. It’s about Warren’s pledge to break up tech. Specifically Amazon.
Interesting that these dunces are all over her with negativity yet no where to be found commenting on this article that 100% supports her much needed crusade.
Newton was into all kinds of crazy stuff. He belonged to a secret society that claimed to have a potion that granted immortality, and he fancied himself a chosen prophet of God. I know some people who think that these things detract from Newton’s legacy as a man of science, but I don’t agree. I think they actually make him way more fascinating than he’d otherwise be!
Back in my youth, I was a fairly active member of the so-called “creepypasta community” on Reddit and Tumblr. I’ve made my rounds, and Momo is far from the first horror story gone viral that I’ve seen misunderstood by parents and teachers unfamiliar with the workings of the internet.
One more important myth about science. The myth that statistical results are better than anecdotal results. At it’s core, every element of a statistical result is an anecdotal result, usually one at opposition with the statistical result. We need to account for both in order to understand, not to put one above the other.
Interesting list! I sympathize with your skepticism of green walls. I work with a lot of building owners as part of my regular job, and the few who have tried to install those walls weren’t terribly thrilled with either the costs or the results. Green roofs, especially those that require minimal maintenance and basically take care of themselves, seem…