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If I choose to do something, expect it to get done, done well, and probably beyond its original scope.
If I choose to do something, expect it to get done, done well, and probably beyond its original scope.

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"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day."

There are many times throughout history that science -- and scientists -- have gotten it wrong. And there are many topics today that are quite polarized, from the Big Bang and evolution to vaccines, fluoridation, chemtrails and climate change. There are many public debates that play out, sometimes in nasty ways, surrounding all of these topics. Yet today marks the 97th anniversary of the most famous debate in the history of science, and there are important lessons from that momentum 1920 event that we seem to have forgotten today. If your goal is to convince other people that you're right, don't bother reading this. But if your goal is to arrive at a scientifically robust conclusion, and to make sense of the Universe based on that, read on.

The most important rule in debating science is to identify would take to convince us that our position is wrong. Come and find out what that's all about!
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A prominent Greek philosopher and a woman which was a rarity in those times. ironically she was killed by a Christian mob in defense of a religious figure in a debate. it's a sad world where this was something that still happens in deeply religious countries.
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Google made an awesome animation of some pics from the GJ Steampunk Convention with a Twist!
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Dear Google, please stop sending weird and crazy BS to me via "what's hot". I find it rather disturbing that you can interrupt my carefully cultivated information stream with patently untrue and hateful posts. I followed a gazillion scientists to get the inside scoop on the thoughts going on in their field. I specifically avoided fan groups so that I wouldn't have to filter out things like conspiracy theories and "our president is a (insert insult here)". In order to keep G+ a friendly place for me to read interesting non-emotionally charged information, let me choose who to receive updates from. Seriously, I get enough yellow journalism through the news organizations I follow on Facebook, not to mention the crazy people I know personally.
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This is my uncle.
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I guess my smartphone really does work like a camera
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#vaccines  As opposed to most of those "please share this" memes, this is worth sharing.  IMHO.
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