Category Archives: Skepticism

Irrational Exuberance, New Space, and Jaime Holding a Bucket of Cold Water

So as you know, I really like space. And I am as excited as anyone to think about new developments in space exploration. However, I am in a minority of the international space community when I admit that I’m not at all sanguine … Continue reading

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Picking Things Apart

I like picking things apart. As far as I am concerned, dissecting illogical or unsupported arguments to figure-out why or when they don’t work, is one of life’s true pleasures. Which is why I’ve been in a bit of a … Continue reading

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“Parascience” And The Problems of Modern Physics

Every few years, I like to go back to watch Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World and its sequels in order to remind myself that (contrary to Penn & Teller), it’s possible to make a skeptical documentary without being a condescending jackass*. … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Arguments I Have Ever Heard

I should be preparing for my defense, but honestly, I feel like I would be ready to go right now if I had to do so, and endlessly rehashing the same information is hurting my brain. So instead, I’m going … Continue reading

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TV That Makes You Think

So let me make a few things clear: I am a skeptic*; I do not believe in supernatural phenomena of any kind, and when I hear an extraordinary claim being made (one which, for example, violates the known laws of … Continue reading

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Cultural Backwash

Sometimes I think that the public’s reaction to a scientific theory or discovery is more interesting that the science itself. It’s around these times that I start to wonder whether I ought to be getting a degree in studying that … Continue reading

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Science and Politics

Science* is not democratic. Science does not care whether or not you agree with it; it does not care whether or not you or an arbitrary number of people, think that things would be better off if something were done … Continue reading

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