Tag Archives: science

The Worst Day of the Year

The second Sunday in March is the worst day of the year. It is the day that, here in the US, we switch from standard time to daylight saving time. We won’t go back to standard time until November. The entire eight months is worse than it would be if we didn’t switch, but the […]

Gravity

We have made a couple of posts lately about scientific concepts that we don’t really understand (here and here). I don’t know if this will be an ongoing thing or not, but I decided to add to it with a little bit about gravity. Gravity is one of those things that, according to my teachers […]

Should We Trust Science?

I find myself frustrated lately. I am vaccinated and I continue to wear a mask when I go out in public. I do so for several reasons. One is that my daughter is one of many unvaccinated people (she’s too young), and I would hate to spread COVID to someone who could be seriously hurt […]

Nutrition and Economics

Nutrition is a strange science, if science is the right word for it. It acts like a science. It has hypotheses and experiments and studies. There are nutritionists who make a living studying nutrition. They write peer reviewed articles about nutrition. It feels very scientific. But there’s a problem. Nothing appears to be certain in […]

In Defense of Relativism

There are two types of facts in the world.  I know it sounds odd to say that, but it’s true.  There are facts that are true no matter what and there are facts that are contingent.  That probably still sounds odd, so I’ll give some examples.  A fact that is true no matter what is […]