Dr. Alex B. Berezow is the editor of RealClearScience and co-host of the RealClearScience podcast. He is also the co-author of Science Left Behind. His articles have appeared in CNN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and The Economist, among other publications.
Editor's Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here. You might recall from high school biology a scientist by the name of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. He proposed a...
The trouble with labeling everything a "fallacy" is that (1) not all poor reasoning is automatically fallacious, and (2) it implies that everybody would agree on everything if we could only think correctly.
The U.S. does have one thing in its favor: Inertia. The fact that we have been #1 for so long means that we will continue to live off of past success for several years to come. But, we can't live on fumes forever.
Not only is religion just as bad as an infectious disease, Mr. Dawkins also says it is a form of child abuse.
How are we supposed to communicate about science in an age when political partisanship and media hype dominate the 24/7 news cycle?