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Monthly Archives: February 2015
Science is the most difficult instance to bribe, because the only currency it accepts is evidence. Continue reading
The way I see it, being labeled organic really shouldn’t stand in the way of choosing environmentally friendlier methods. Looking at the evidence I can find, sadly at this time this seems to be the case. Continue reading
I would love to hear news of the organic agricultural movement getting ready to adopt a more evidence-based approach, no longer shunning methods solely on the claims of not being ‘natural’ enough.
And who knows, maybe it will happen? Continue reading
Bias is a mental heuristic, and it can be as useful as it is dangerous. How can we know if we are blinded by bias? Continue reading
Vaccines are a topic that stir up a lot of emotions. How should we talk about them? Will anything we do make a difference? What if we frame the question somewhat differently: can we make a difference by the way behave in our interactions with other people? Continue reading
Why science? Because science is the one gig in town that’s sitting down around the table and thinking hard on ‘how can we truly know something?’ Continue reading
This piece is about my journey as a writer from one language to another – from Finnish to English. It was originally published in The Woolf, a literary online publication in Switzerland, in their summer 2014 issue themed Exploitation. It’s about the linguistic exploitation of one’s mother tongue as a non-native writer. Continue reading