A Response to the “Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers” article

Mar 18, 2017 @ 12:09 AM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

This is a response to Savo Heleta’s article on The Conversation that suggests academics only talk among themselves and hardly ever share, write, or talk about science to the public. Once again, someone with little to no hard science credentials tries to say public ignorance, lack of intellectual interest, and the lack of science leaders ….read more

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Ask a Science Professor: Is Snopes.com unbiased, reliable for skeptics or journalists to use for research? No!

Mar 10, 2017 @ 4:18 PM ET By Ben Alonzo 2 Comments

An undergraduate student recently emailed us to ask about using Snopes.com for fact-checking and undergraduate research. The truth is Snopes is good for debunking outlandish urban myths, but it is biased junk for far too many other things, especially politics, history, and current events. Many professors point out that Snopes and Wiki are not rigorous, ….read more

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Unreasonable, excessive federal accessibility regulation destroying valuable academic content

Mar 07, 2017 @ 9:31 AM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

The destruction of massive amounts of valuable free public data is the end result of overregulation in higher education. What was essentially the updated language of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has turned into a heavy burden on overworked professors, academic departments, and a major reason why free public educational content is currently ….read more

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Bill Nye the Science Guy tours pseudoscience “Ark Encounter” exhibit, tries to push 150 pounds of stupid up mountain

Jan 24, 2017 @ 11:14 AM ET By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

Scientists all over the world have a difficult job combating junk science, especially when young people are indoctrinated in it from a young age. There’s a video going around the internet that shows Bill Nye discussing science with Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis during a tour of the new Ark Encounter in Kentucky. Ham ….read more

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