logical fallacies

I'm continually struck by what our species is capable of.

Every decent science writer has, at some point in his or her career, been called a "corporate shill." It's a rite of passage.

It's not a secret that the average person is scientifically illiterate. The question is, "Just how scientifically illiterate?" The answer is appalling.

"Follow the money!" activists shout. The money trail, according to this logic, always leads to lies and deception.

Recently, Bill Maher instructed America on the importance of knowledge.

Glance through any sufficiently long comments section, and you will find that two things almost always happen: Somebody makes a reference to Hitler (Godwin's Law), and somebody accuse