Monday, 23 January 2017

Invisible Heroes

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Today Trump claims the media is behind fake news that he had a feud with US intelligence services

So how then can he possibly explain his own so recent self-proven sniping at the intelligence services? ++ POSTSCRIPT

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Is the President Barking Mad or What?

Following his election in 2016, the USA inaugurated President Donald Trump in January 2017.

As a norm, the conventions of science seek to separate the world of scientific conceptions and discoveries from popular news and politics. However, in 2016 and 2017 the world took a twist towards populist politics, facilitated by voter decision making based upon favouring leaders who disseminate fake facts. For example, Trump has declared by way of publication on social media that he believes vaccinations cause autism and that the scientific concept of global warming is a Chinese conspiracy.

Such unscientific politicization of science must not be allowed to pass unchallenged by the scientific community, including social scientists. However, to have the voice of objective reason in debates of evidence-led veracity versus beliefs in unevidenced claptrap, science should ensure its own house is order, else face the embarrassment of defeat in debate with purveyors of seriously harmful nonsense. For that reason, dysology promoted by scientists, supported and facilitated by the institutions of science, must be detected and corrected as a matter of moral and scientific urgency.




Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Weird Crimes

1. Man punched baby in the face as a joke. believing it to be a doll HERE
2. Man semen squirting women in shopping mall HERE .

US Newspaperman Digger Duginski Goes to the Trenches on Trump

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Big Data and the Datasaurus