- No Bull’s primary goal is to help people understand basic science and practice critical thinking. We try to present these concepts and skills in a simple, understandable, and interesting way.
- We want to use these concepts and skills to understand difficult and controversial ideas, and (when possible) to reach appropriate conclusions.
- To share some fun with our readers. After all, skeptics like us need fun, too.
Notice that our goals do NOT include debunking everything we disagree with or convincing anybody that “We are right and you are wrong.” We often discuss subjects that are quite controversial, but we will not argue about them. Our intention is to present the information and ideas in an understandable and interesting way for anybody who wants to learn.
We believe everybody should understand a reasonable amount of science, because we live in a scientific age unlike any other age in history. So we want to inform you very simply, in a conversational, matter-of-fact manner, what the scientific evidence shows.
Occasionally we’ll touch on other subjects like politics or religion, because they often infringe on areas best left to science.
It is NOT our goal to “deconvert” Christians, Muslims, or other “believers;” but we are aware that a few of them will occasionally examine their beliefs in the light of modern science and critical thinking and begin to question their faith. We definitely do want to be here for those people.
Despite these disclaimers, there are times when it becomes necessary to point out that some religious people still believe something that science has disproved. Or that certain politicians are leading us in unscientific directions.
When religion or politics conflicts with science, as they often do, No Bull will come down firmly on the side of science. We’ll also try to explain how we know what we know and why it matters.
When possible, we’ll include links or references where you can find more information if you want it.
Again, we will not debate or argue about what we know or believe or what we write. However, if you want more information about something we say, please click the email link at the bottom of any page and ask. We’ll help in any reasonable way we can.
Our civilization is built upon applied science, and it’s important that we all understand it as much as we can. Besides that, it can be just plain fun.
No Bull is interested in the processes of science, the ‘scientific method,’ even more than the facts discovered by science.
We try to write simply enough for a literate high school student, but interestingly enough for her father or grandmother. Or her exceptionally bright, younger brother or sister.
We hope you’ll read this blog because you enjoy it, and then realize you actually learned something worthwhile. But only you can tell us whether or not we have been successful. Please click the email link near the bottom of most pages and let us know.
No Bull is here to serve you. The more good, constructive criticism you give us, the better we can do so.
No Bull is prepared for you by an international team of skeptics, including the following:
Bill Dearmore, Editor, US
Perry Spiller, Editorial Assistant, NZ
Paul Huxley, Artistic Assistant, UK
Other volunteers assist as needed with fact checking and other services.
We are laymen who share the vision of promoting skeptical, critical, scientific thinking and understanding