Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hard, Liquid and Volatile Science: why the distinction isn’t trivial.

In the previous post I laid down a rather lengthy definition of how scientific efforts are organised and what they always (should) have in common. I may now use my descriptions to see how they relate to different intellectual efforts:

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Posted in Evolution, Philosophy, Premises, Science

The surprising properties of Hard Science and some thoughts on Liquid and Volatile Sciences

So far, I’ve discussed what I can recognise as absolutely true (very little), how all the rest of my knowledge has to be assumed to be imperfect and why it is still possible evaluate the (relative) reliability of a given

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Normal Science versus Scientific Attitude: the unscientific side of main-stream research.

I will start with a short of recap, an attempt to keep my discourse organised and relatively linear. So far, I’ve expressed my aim of trying to make sense of (my own) life by exploiting the explanatory power of the

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Posted in Philosophy, Premises, Psychology, Science, Stupidity

Humans are still evolving (Sir David Attenborough is wrong on this one).

The Guardian today published a report on Sir David Attenborough intervention at this week’s Radio Times. Apparently he said the following: I think that we’ve stopped evolving. Because if natural selection, as proposed by Darwin, is the main mechanism of

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Posted in Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Religion

So after all, I do know something! (Just another story – Part 3)

This is the last post in a series that tires to give a decent account of scientific epistemology (see also Part 1 and Part 2). I say decent, because the mainstream scientific epistemologies that I have encountered so far seem

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Posted in New Atheism, Philosophy, Premises, Science

Reblogged: Thesism vs Athesism

For everyone out there, make sure you check this out, it’s seriously funny. The lab strips (most of them) are a truthful account of what I remember from my days as a molecular biologist, and a neat explanation of why

Posted in Religion, Science
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