Rationally Thinking Out Loud

Just one guy thinking out loud on a the issues in religion, atheism, politics & science
The Blog ArticlesFeatured Pages TOC

Glyphosate and Behavioral Economics

Glyphosate and Behavioral Economics

How misinformation spread over one of the safest herbicides becoming known as one of the most harmful. Skeptoid Podcast #676 May 21, 2019 Podcast transcript It’s hardly possible to turn on the news, to talk to a farmer, or to visit a nursery without hearing something about glyphosate, the active ingredient in many of the world’s most popular and effective herbicides like Roundup, Pronto, Eraser, and 750 other products.

A Vaccine against Poison Ivy Misery Is in the Works as Scientists Also Explore New Treatment Paths – Scientific American

A Vaccine against Poison Ivy Misery Is in the Works as Scientists Also Explore New Treatment Paths

Eleven summers ago I moved into a small house surrounded by woods but with enough sunshine to indulge my gardening habit. It was my own little Eden, complete, as it turned out, with a botanical snake in the garden: poison ivy.

The Sadness of Sharing a Country With Trump Supporters | John Pavlovitz

The Sadness of Sharing a Country With Trump Supporters

A similar thing happens to me on many mornings lately. My eyes open and I suddenly become aware that I’m awake. My mind quickly begins assembling the first few seconds of my day (making plans, organizing my checklist, contemplating dinner already), when a terrible interruption breaks in and reminds me: People actually still support that unhinged madman.

Multilevel marketing companies use social media to market food scams | Ag Daily

Multilevel marketing companies use social media to push food scams | AGDAILY

Multilevel marketing companies, or MLMs, have exploded over the last few decades. Chances are, especially if you fall in the demographic of a 30- to 40-year-old woman, if you haven’t bought something from one already, you’ve received a DM from someone who you vaguely remember from high school asking you if you’d like to learn about an “amazing opportunity.”

Attenborough’s voice is beautiful only | The Express Tribune

Attenborough’s voice is beautiful only | The Express Tribune

Several months ago, I watched the documentary A Life on Our Planet, which has beautiful and impeccable narration by David Attenborough. In the film, he talks about his experience with nature spanning through decades. When I watched the film, I was absolutely in awe of the great body of knowledge it conveyed to the viewers in such a dramatic and entertaining way.

Article Categories