Have a listen to Ann Coulter talking to Bill O’Reilly on Fox News last week (the show aired on St Patrick’s Day, hence O’Reilly’s green tie). Coulter is a social conservative columnist and lawyer, well known in the US for her right-wing diatribes. Here she is talking about recent events […]
Demonstrating that good people are capable of bad things, here is the BBC attempting to explain genetic engineering to its news audience. Most of what is presented is fine really. Except for the bit about genes.
The Daily Telegraph recently reported — in their “Science News” section, notice — a story headlined “Secret of match success: Suits for the dugout, tracksuits for training”. According to the byline, “sports coaches who wear suits on match days and tracksuits on training days are more likely to get the […]
It is true that science is more about falsifiability, objectivity, and empiricism, and less about white coats, bunsen burners, and laboratories. However, it is certainly the case that the common stereotyped view of most people is that science focuses more on these latter superficialities than on the philosophical underpinnings. One feature […]
Welcome to The Science Bit! ‘Science’ can be a confusing notion that often appears divorced from the normal daily lives of non-scientists. Scientists are frequently stereotyped as being geeky, introverted, and male (as well as privileged, European/American, middle-aged, and White). They are believed to wear white coats, work in laboratories, spend their time conducting […]