Monthly Archives: January 2011

Science and the Zodiac – a brief introduction to an epistemological placebo

It is somewhat of a cheap shot for a scientist to come down harshly on astrology. As a matter of fact, it is probably the lowest hanging fruit there is. Nevertheless, the undying popularity of astrology in general and horoscopes … Continue reading

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Eponyms are stifling scientific progress.

An eponym is something that is named after a particular person. I would like to put forward a radical assertion: The habit of naming an idea or principle in honor of its purported discoverer or developer is holding Science back. Therefore, eponyms have … Continue reading

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