Happy New Year

Since I am writing from the rainy land of the Philippines, I was waiting till all part of the world finished the countdown and has hit the year 2017. So to all Science and Tech lovers... Happy New.. Oh wait, not yet. Phil and Baker Island has 20hours difference so basically they haven't even started … Continue reading Happy New Year

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Happy Holidays!

  As much as we love Science and Technology, we also like taking day off and relax. Although some of us do not celebrate Christmas we are still very much thankful for the No-Work Day! So let me greet all of you Merry Christmas or Happy No-Work Day! whichever is applicable! Also Sir Isaac Newton … Continue reading Happy Holidays!

What would it take to convince you that you were wrong?

The Logic of Science

In debates, I often ask people what it would take to convince them that they were wrong, and, much to my amazement, they frequently tell me that nothing will ever make them change their minds. What’s even more astounding is that they often seem proud of this fact as if it somehow shows the strength of their position. The reality is that anytime that someone proclaims this, they have just made it clear that they are not following the laws of logic and are actually basing their views on biases, not evidence. In fact, refusing to consider contrary evidence is the very definition of close-mindedness.

This applies to everyone, regardless of what views you hold and what degrees and qualifications you posses. This applies to everyone, regardless of what views you hold and what degrees and qualifications you posses.

There is an old story that when Galileo was arguing for heliocentrism, he took one of his opponents onto his roof and offered him a telescope so that…

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