Category: The Onion

Come back ‘Weekly World News’, all is forgiven

I know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes words can be used to paint pictures. In return, therefore, sometimes word-based pictures can end up saying a thousand words.

And here’s one of them:


I mean seriously. Australia?

It kind of reminds me of this:



Except, Continue reading “Come back ‘Weekly World News’, all is forgiven”

The Science of Misunderstanding

Just over a week ago, I gave a public lecture for Cork Skeptics at the magnificent Blackrock Castle Observatory. Subject to technological issues (i.e., assuming it worked), a video of the talk will be available online soon. In the meantime you can view the full slideshow above.

The evening was very well attended and I think the talk was a success. Also speaking was Síle Lane of Sense About Science, who presented a terrific briefing about their Ask For Evidence campaign.

That's me in the corner
(Photo: Alan B.)

Just to remind you, my lecture looked at the ways in which the human tendency toward faulty reasoning can be seen as a protective adaptation (for example, it helps us stave off depression). Continue reading “The Science of Misunderstanding”

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