Why Trust Science?

We should trust scientific results because they are based on empirical evidence and theoretical reasoning that have withstood the critical scrutiny of a diverse community of skeptical experts.
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Roberts Bank Container Terminal Threatens Orcas

A new container-ship terminal now being proposed by the Port of Vancouver for Roberts Bank would generate additional vessel traffic that will inevitably impact the endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales.
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The Hunting of the Quark

A personal reminiscence about the landmark high-energy electron scattering experiments that half a century ago led to the discovery of quarks and to a deepened appreciation of the role of evidence in establishing what is true.
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About Orcas Currents

An online magazine of occasional thoughtful articles about science, technology, environment, culture and policy, many written by contributors to the highly successful Orcas Currents lecture series.

Editor: Michael Riordan

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