Tag Archives: Karl Popper

Senator Rubio’s Mistake

An astronomer writing in Slate recently takes Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to task for being unable (or unwilling?) to give the astronomers’ answer to a reporter’s question, posed during a press interview, about the age of the Earth.  After noting that the question has nothing to do with the proper subject of the interview, Rubio […]

What History Will Not Teach Us

Glen Beck and Newt Gingrich have reminded us how political argument by historical analogy can lead us astray.