Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci

... it is because one can build a compelling set of arguments - informed by science and thoroughly compatible with it - that to believe in anything despite the complete lack of evidence is, in fact, irrational.More Massimo Pigliucci quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The downside of skepticism: it can easily turn into an arrogant position of a priori rejection of any new phenomenon or idea, a position that is as lacking in critical thinking as the one of the true believer, and that simply does not help either science or the public at large.More Massimo Pigliucci quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Given the power and influence that science increasingly has in our daily lives, it is important that we as citizens of an open and democratic society learn to separate good science from bunk. This is not just a matter of intellectual curiosity, as it affects where large portions of our tax money go, and in some cases even whether people’s lives are lost as a result of nonsense.More Massimo Pigliucci quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a theory purports to explain everything, then it is likely not explaining much at all.More Massimo Pigliucci quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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