Browsing All posts tagged under »Skepticism«

Gelatogate and A Theory of Justified Offense

November 23, 2011


I’ve been rolling this around in my brain for a while, but it’s essay-writing season and so I’ve either been too busy or too lazy to actually write about it without some prompting. Luckily, the skeptic community has provided me with just the prompt I needed to drag myself away from my heterogeneous combination of innovation studies […]

Reflections on a Basilica Part 1: Why Skeptics Need More Empathy

October 25, 2011


I’ve been out of town for the past five days, and so today I don’t have very much to say about Occupy Edinburgh. There are upcoming posts on the subject, to be written once I’ve revisited the encampment, but for now I’m going to finally give in to something we all knew was coming ever […]

Skepticism and Tolerance

August 19, 2011


I am getting increasingly exhausted trying to reconcile my views with the skeptical movement. I, like most skeptics, am frustrated by the pervasiveness of such unscientific nonsense as climate change denial, high-school creationism and conspiracy theorists. I am, however, continually distressed by the constant unnecessary antagonism displayed by some of the movement’s biggest names. Case in […]