Tag Archives: Bullshit

Back to Haunt Me

So apparently, after years of sitting inert, one of my old April Fool’s Day posts is suddenly¬†getting heavy traffic because a commentator on a skeptical website is apparently citing it as serious evidence in favour of quantum immortality. This being … Continue reading

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In Which The Author Polishes a Turd

I enjoy my job; it doesn’t pay as much as I would like, and I could do with a more regular set of hours, but it pays the bills, I’m good at it, and I get to work in my … Continue reading

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The Competitive Global Market Place

Nothing in this world does more to boost my ego than rejecting a job offer that I consider to be insulting. As you know: I have, for the last several months, been eking out a meagre existence editing scientific papers … 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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Decadence And Magical Thinking

There are times when it is perfectly reasonable to suggest that certain activities might result in the collapse of civilization. I would argue, for example, that this claim could be usefully applied to things like catastrophic global warming or nuclear … Continue reading

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Of Misogyny

Misogyny is, of course, alive and well in contemporary society: however, high-profile misogynists generally take pains to cloak their detestation of the female gender underneath a series of abstractions and polite-sounding euphemisms. For this reason, it is in some ways … Continue reading

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