Episode #858

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Nail Gun

Science or Fiction

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

‘Science is a process to work towards gaining knowledge, and not an absolute-truth generator. The answers it provides are multi-layered and nuanced, and that complexity can get lost when it’s simplified, especially when it’s done so for headlines. An interesting cancer study turns into a potential cure, a healthy food becomes the basis for a new diet. Such simplifications give a misleading definiteness to science, which goes against its process-like nature.’