Category: Science & Technology

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Beyond the Woo – Why David Wolfe & Co. Are Detrimental to Society

In my last piece I discussed the methods David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe uses to attract followers, and spread his quackery. As I was writing it, I remember feeling overwhelmed with anger and a sense of disbelief thinking about how many people subscribe to his BS and how many people’s life choices are influenced by him – so much so, that I feel I didn’t properly explain why I believe David Wolfe and con-artists like him are so detrimental to society and would now like to take this opportunity to do so. Read more...

A short piece on Gravity

Gravity. Everyone knows about it, everyone experiences it, yet not many people know what it is. Don’t worry though – the scientific community is also not sure about this one. Even though gravity was the first fundamental force to be discovered and named, it is the one we know the least about (the others being the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and electromagnetism – if you’re interested in those, I suggest you google them). Read more...

A Beginners Guide to Quantum Mechanics

quantum mechanics

Quantum mechanics is notoriously weird and difficult to comprehend. Many people I speak to seem to know of it, but not much about it at all- which is my main motivation behind writing this article. I will (briefly) go through some of the insights that quantum mechanics has provided about the way we see the world around us, and hopefully clarify things- at least so that the next time the word ‘Quantum’ is used somewhere completely out of context, you’ll be able to call ‘Bullshit’ on whoever is trying to sound like they know what they’re talking about (happens a lot more than you’d think!). Read more...