Predicting the Future

A new Crash Course Statistics video talks about the tools we use to predict the future, what they can do, what they can’t and how they can fail: As one of the fathers of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr, said, “its difficult to predict, especially the future.” Most of us don’t do well on thinking tasks […]

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Keep your New Years Resolutions secret

It’s a New Year and this is a nice chance to get back to the heart of what this blog is supposed to be about. Firstly — the video by Greg (of Greg & Mitch, the Toronto-based couple who run ASAP Science) is about why telling other people what your New Year’s resolutions are makes […]

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A Fascinating Experiment in Debate

Apparently, Eric Hovind — a young-Earth creationist minister in Florida with a tenuous connection to reality — offered ten thousand dollars to Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire to debate him on the subject of a six thousand year old earth. While that debate never happened (as a general rule, any religious person who claims […]

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Daniel Dennett Interview

A curious interview popped up in my feed. This is Daniel Dennett, a professor at Tufts University and the kinder, gentler horseman. Here he is talking about consciousness and its implications for artificial intelligence, hitting on many of the themes he has in his lectures in recent years; Gaudi and the termite colony, the soul […]

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It works… Bitches

This is a number of years old. In a discussion with Stephen Law somewhere in England, Richard Dawkins made these remarks. Now it’s been re-released by the Richard Dawkins Foundation as one of those animated whiteboard infographics — I can only assume just for the fun of it.

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