Cosmology News

Cosmology: Superstring theorists now “fairly discouraged,” soon to be “enormously depressed.”

Says skeptical mathematician Peter Woit, after hearing Talks at the KITP (Not EvenWrong, August 12, 2011). The multiverse that makes all nonsense true just ain’t out there. While it’s true that SUSY was in trouble pre-LHC, there’s psychologically a big difference between indirect effects not showing up, and directly looking for something and finding it’s Read More…

Climate change Culture Darwinism News

The Darwin lobby has been forced to take a part time job?

Apparently. Ian Binns, a science education researcher at Louisiana StateUniversity, told Science that a law such as Louisiana’s, which misdescribes established scientific theories such as evolution as controversial, “tells our students and teachers that there are problems that there aren’t” and distort their understanding of the nature of science; NCSE’s Joshua Rosenau added, “Science is Read More…