Dog Whistles: Phrasing that Encodes Anti-Science

President Trump’s candidate for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, was approved today by the Senate committee that conducted her hearing. During her hearing, a question was asked of Mrs. DeVos by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about whether or not she would work to keep “junk science” (such as “Intelligent Design” or efforts to erode climate… Continue reading Dog Whistles: Phrasing that Encodes Anti-Science

Claim Assessment – Winter Break Edition (“The Ford Dealer” Email)

I’ve been seeing a lot of friends and family over the last week during the Winter Break. One of my friends presented me with an email – it’s unclear whether they wanted me to read it and agree with it or read it and debunk it. It was a chain email, and after reading the… Continue reading Claim Assessment – Winter Break Edition (“The Ford Dealer” Email)