- Jacob Glazier (Glazier): A Phenomenological Evolution of Parapsychology’s Philosophy of Science.
- William Eamon (NMSU): Astrology and Society.
- James Lindgren (Northwestern): Who Believes that Astrology is Scientific?
- From Moment, how has Jewish thought influenced science? An exploration of the relationship between Judaism and the evolution of scientific thinking.
- David P. Barash on how over time, Buddhism and science agree.
- Two scientists have formalized a theorem regarding the existence of God penned by mathematician Kurt Godel, but the God angle is somewhat of a red herring.
- Joel Achenbach on why Carl Sagan is truly irreplaceable.
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson has many titles — should one of them be public theologian?
- Thanks to Bill Nye, creationists raised enough money to build an anti-science theme park: This is what happens when you engage with enemies of science: You win a debate — and underwrite their claptrap propaganda.
- Bill Nye needs to stop debating climate change: The TV "Science Guy" does his cause, and all of us, no good with his cheesy antics.
- Massimo Pigliucci keeps a beady mind’s eye on the demarcation problem between science and pseudo-science.
- Is our universe fine-tuned for the existence of life, or does it just look that way from where we’re sitting? Tim Maudlin wonders.
- Adrian Kent on our quantum reality problem: When the deepest theory we have seems to undermine science itself, some kind of collapse looks inevitable.
- Do we live in the Matrix? Zeeya Merali on how tests could reveal whether we are part of a giant computer simulation — but the real question is if we want to know.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Omnivore - Between Science and Pseudo-Science
From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, once again, another cool collection of links, this time exploring the terrain between science, pseudo-science, and parapsychology (among other things).