The Last Refuge of a Science-Denying Scoundrel [Link]

January 15, 2013 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

This is a really great overview of entropy and logical fallacies about a topic I know little about. Ethan Siegel never fails to entertain and educate me.

Because unlikely things happen all the time: that’s part of what comes along with living in a chaotic Universe where many seemingly random outcomes occur. And people — many of whom are often reasonable scientists otherwise — use these unlikely outcomes from random events to try and sow doubt about the quality of the underlying scientific theories.

But take time to read the comments. They are absolutely wonderful. It's like a party of pedantic Mensa outcasts.1

  1. I am not taking a superior tone. This is exactly how experts behave and sound when discussing their field. I've had my fair share of "well actually" moments.