Of nano, knowledge and social media

The below is a poem about a recent social media argument between science communicator, scientist and PhD candidate Upulie Divisekera  (follow on Twitter @upulie ) and a very famous tech entrepreneur after he made some sweeping generalisations and dismissive statements. My little effort is styled upon Walt Whitman's When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer. When I … Continue reading Of nano, knowledge and social media

Equivocating, writing and a review of The Heretics

I've just finished Will Storr's The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science. Mainly because the medication and the agony of my swollen face with sinusitis won't let me sleep, but that's a digression. I think the book is an exploration of how humans come by opinions and beliefs using contrasted interviews of climate denialists and scientists, creationists … Continue reading Equivocating, writing and a review of The Heretics