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Asking questions. What’s the difference between a scientific law and theory? - Matt Anticole. POGIL. Critical Thinking Index Page. American Council on Science and Health. The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), founded in 1978, describes itself as "a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health.
" Recent documents confirm that ACSH actively solicits funding from corporations on specific issues -- anti-GMO labeling, for example -- that benefit from it taking positions favorable to those corporations. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader once said of ACSH, "A consumer group is an organization which advocates the interests of unrepresented consumers and must either maintain its own intellectual independence or be directly accountable to its membership. In contrast, ACSH is a consumer front organization for its business backers. A Study Delayed: Helena, MT's Smoking Ban and the Heart Attack Study - American Council on Science and Health.
Near the end of 2005, we (David W.
Kuneman, a retired pharmaceutical chemist, and Michael J. McFadden, author of Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains) and the SmokersClubInc. Newsletter issued a press release and published the outline and results of a study (1) that should have made media headlines around the world while bringing the juggernaut of smoking bans, if not to a crashing halt, at least to a stumble. Using a database of fully verifiable public data and covering a subject base literally 1,000 times as large as that covered by a previous and heavily publicized study in Helena, Montana (2), the new study showed clearly that claims — ostensibly bolstered by that Helena study — of drastic and instant reductions in heart attacks upon the implementation of smoking bans simply do not occur in larger populations.
Such a result should have rocked both the media and medical worlds. Instead, the study’s announcement was greeted with virtual media silence. It was at that point that Mr. David W. Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece Dr.
Strangelove in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only pure grain alcohol”—to Lionel Mandrake, a dizzy-with-anxiety group captain in the Royal Air Force. Ripper: Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation? Fluoridation of water? Mandrake: Ah, yes, I have heard of that, Jack. Ripper: Well, do you know what it is? Mandrake: No. Ripper: Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face?
Science Writing. The Future Postponed. Mysterious epidemic devastates starfish population off the Pacific Coast. When did Science begin? I was recently involved in a debate on when science began.
To avoid any personal bias, I turned to the Britannica Guide to the 100 Most Influential Scientists of All Time (2010), as a quick reference. That list begins with the ancient Greeks Hippocrates (c. 460–375 BC) and Aristotle (384–322 BC), who were not really scientists in the modern sense. With the Persian Ibn Sina (980–1037) and the Englishman Roger Bacon (c. 1220–1292), however, we begin to get people thinking a little like modern scientists. As I have previously pointed out, the basics of the scientific method were established by Dante’s time, with development accelerating in Europe after the Fourth (Italian) Renaissance. Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Importance of Science Literacy. Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Weekend Contributor Last week, I wrote a post titled “Cosmos” Host Neil deGrasse Tyson Speaks Out about the News Media, Flat Earthers, Science Deniers, Climate Change Skeptics, Religion, and Dogma.
Tyson—an astrophysicist, director of the Natural History Museum’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and the host of Fox Networks’ new science series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey—appeared on a multi-part series on Moyers and Company in January. Tyson and Bill Moyers explored a variety of topics—including the nature of an expanding, accelerating universe (and how it might end), the difference between “dark energy” and “dark matter,” the concept of God in cosmology and why science matters. In the final episode of the series—which I’ve posted below the fold—the two men discuss science literacy and why it’s so critical to the future of our democracy, our economy, and our country’s standing in the world. Their discussion lasts about twenty minutes.
Like this: How Science Works.
Science Forward. Teaching-graph-literacy-across-curriculum.pdf. Data analysis activities. Reading Journal/Science Articles. What is science? What is pseudoscience? Pseudoscience is a belief or process which masquerades as science in an attempt to claim a legitimacy which it would not otherwise be able to achieve on its own terms; it is often known as fringe- or alternative science.
Quiz: Scientific Method and the Nature of Science. What is science? What’s Wrong With the Scientific Method? My version of the scientific method Open a middle-school textbook or look on the wall of a science classroom.
There it is. Written like the Ten Commandments of science – THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD. Too bad it’s mostly a lie.