Fighting for science and reason in a faith-based world
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Here's a nice story on leatherback turtles, the largest in the world. Sadly their numbers have apparently dropped 90% over the past 20 years, due to being caught in fishing gear and their eggs being considered a delicacy. Hat tip Chris Mooney.
I have a mathematics background, an interest in science, and an unapologetic impatience for sloppy thinking. This puts me at odds with both right and left. It's high time the rational scientific viewpoint got the rabid proponent it deserves. I fight nonsense so the scientists don't have to. The blog is not necessarily about science, but rather is a scientific view of the world. Rational, civilly expressed, factually supported thought-out opposing views are welcome. Disparaging, irrational, intentionally obtuse, troll-like whack-a-mole, quote-mining posts will be dispatched without hesitation or apology, as will tit-for-tat partisan "the other side does it too" political gamesmanship, and opinions of what topics I should be writing about. We don't do that here.