Blog Archives for November 2012

Life of Pi: A Skeptical Review

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
November 26, 2012

The Life of Pi is a fable about a young Indian man who finds himself aboard a freighter headed for Canada. A storm sinks the ship and soon Pi finds himself the sole human survivor, trapped on a lifeboat with a tiger...

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In Science, Whose Department is the Ethics Department?: Part 1

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
November 23, 2012

What is the role of ethics in science? 

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln: A Man (and a Film) for the Ages

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
November 07, 2012

It's easy to forget, when in a high school history class or reading a textbook, that the founders of our country were real people. We know them for their achievements, the highlights of history and thumbnail sketches. Benjamin Franklin flying a kite in a storm while planning to open the first post office and work on French diplomacy. George Washington crossing the Delaware river and defying the British. According to noted historian Sarah Palin, Paul Revere famously rode his horse by night to warn the British that they would not be taking away American's right to bear arms.