Fighting for science and reason in a faith-based world
Friday, April 17, 2009
Darwin Award Trainee: Woman vs Polar Bear
If you haven't seen this film yet, it's pretty intense. A woman jumped into a polar bear enclosure and was attacked by them, receiving several bites. Polar bears are not to be trifled with, and she is lucky to be alive.
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.