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How to Write Like An Angry Internet “Expert” on GMOs

‘Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Montana Grain Growers Association on the topic of agricultural myths – specifically those relating to the wheat and barley industry. It was a whole new experience for me to replace … Continue reading

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Qute van de dag

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” – Steven Weinberg

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Alternatieve literatuur

xkcd

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Richard Dawkins & Ricky Gervais

De heren bespreken religie en atheïsme. Klein beetje ‘atheïsme voor beginners’ maar niet minder inspirerend.

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Leo Kouwenhoven op Lowlands University 2013

‘Leo Kouwenhoven, wereldwijd geroemd om zijn ontdekking van het Majoranadeeltje, betrad zaterdagmiddag het Lowlands University podium. De vondst van het enige deeltje ter wereld dat ook zijn eigen anti-deeltje is, vormt de basis voor de kwantum computer: de computer der … Continue reading

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Quote van de dag

“[…] In that simple statement is the key to science: It doesn’t matter how beautiful your guess is or how smart you are or what your name is. If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. That’s all there is to … Continue reading

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“There is no evidence that GMO’s are bad for you”

‘[…] in 2008 I was still penning screeds in the Guardian attacking the science of GM – even though I had done no academic research on the topic, and had a pretty limited personal understanding. I don’t think I’d ever … Continue reading

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Quote van de dag

“It doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous universe, this tremendous range of time and space and different kinds of animals, and all the different planets, and all these atoms with all their motions, and so on, all this … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens vs. God

Opening statement: “Okay, let me see… I don’t think that it’s going to take 10 minutes to disprove the existence op God.” En dat is precies wat Hitchens doet: in een paar simpele voorbeelden en vergelijkingen veegt hij de vloer … Continue reading

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Leugens in de medicijnindustrie

Bekijk de video in andere formaten. Een gesprek met de Britse wetenschapper en auteur (Bad Pharma) Ben Goldacre. Goldarce stelt dat de medicijnfabrikanten liegen en bedriegen om hun dure pillen, poeders en zalfjes aan de man te brengen. (via)

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