Groupthought for the Day 3: It’s Another WienerSchaft Miracle!

Groupthought for the Day 3: It’s Another WienerSchaft Miracle!

  Are you enjoying our ongoing series (here and here) of sneak-peek leaks from this year’s academic über­convention, the Vienna Circle Institute’s 2018  Konferenz für die Kommunikation des Konsenses der Wissenschaft des Wissenschaftliches Konsenses, which is German for Vien­Circ­Sci­Con­Comm­Con­Con­2018, which is English for BiMonSciFiCon, which is German for Wiener­Schaft ’18?* Here are some more highlights … Continue reading

SkS debunks latest skeptic myth: “scientists in the ‘00s predicted global surface warming”

SkS debunks latest skeptic myth: “scientists in the ‘00s predicted global surface warming”

      Time to excavate your SkepticalScience.com bookmark! An exciting new ‘guest debunk’ by the Harvard scholar Naomi Ores­kes exam­ines the popular mis­conception that “[s]cientists in the 1990s and 2000s said the global atmosphere would heat up.” Spoil­er alert: her anal­ysis concludes that the myth is not, in fact, true. On the contrary—it’s flawed. We caught up with … Continue reading

And they said the climate debate would never contribute one iota to scientific progress

And they said the climate debate would never contribute one iota to scientific progress

    I’m sure you’ve heard of Poe’s Law. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve got a little pedant inside you who waggles an index finger every time, like clockwork, and tuts: teeeeechnically, Brad, it’s more of a proverb than a law… sure, it’s an attractive enough little aphorism, adage or apophthegm, nobody’s disputing … Continue reading

Gruppengedank des Tages: Zweiter Teil

Gruppengedank des Tages: Zweiter Teil

When you think of the world’s premier upcoming sym­posium for groupscience and the Climate and Consensual Sciences, you probably think of VienCircSciConCommConSciCon2018. Those in the know-who may even think of WienerSchaft18. Whatever you prefer to call it, here are a few more highlights from this year’s program. (Remember, the one I illegally stole / serendipitously … Continue reading