Outside-the-Box Skepticism: Welcome to CSICon 2018October 19, 2018
CSICon is always a big deal. We wouldn’t crow about it so much if it wasn’t. We call it things like “the premier skeptics’ event” and whatnot because it happens to be true! So even given the cascade of well-earned superlatives we (okay, I) use to describe CSICon year after year, it’s already obvious that …
Kavin Senapathy on the Food Babe and Fear MongeringOctober 18, 2018
Kavin Senapathy came to talk about fear. First of all, she made sure we knew that Kavin is pronounced like “coven,” as in a coven of witches, so, more fear. But Senapathy is less concerned with being afraid of mispronouncing her name than with the fear that enriches food-purity zealots like “Food Babe” Vani Hari. “Fear …
10 Commandments Under Fire Part IIOctober 17, 2018
Yeah, yeah, yeah, stealing is wrong. Even apes and wolves know that. Try grabbing a gorilla’s last banana and making a run for it. When he catches you, shakes you like a can of spray paint, eats the banana you stole in front of you, and shoves the peel into your ear, that’s his way of saying stealing is wrong.
Because he instinctually knows – as do we – that stealing is wrong. How many apes can recite the 10 Commandments?(Probably about as many as congress members.)
The point is that if apes don’t need this spelled out, why do we?