I was a somewhat nerdy kid in school. (A shock, I know.) My nerdish credentials: Band (Drum Major), Choir, Drama, and Latin Club. I read comic books. I listened to jazz and opera. I watched Doctor Who and Monty Python’s … Continue reading A Tribute To “The Professor,” Neil Peart
(This is a repost of mine from a few years ago, just after the conflict in Charlottesville, VA. Always worth another look, especially on MLK day.) In the wake of recent events in Charlottesville, it is easy to stand back … Continue reading The Epistemology of Racism
Coach Z (my junior high P.E. teacher) somehow inspired hundreds of junior high kids to fall in love with fitness. The end of every semester brought a “fitness test,” and there were all kinds of awards for progress and achievement. … Continue reading How’s Your Epistemic Health?
You know something is important when TED has an entire playlist devoted to it. “The Value of Skepticism” playlist includes talks on statistics, fake news, quack medicine, courtroom persuasion, and one other topic . . . I forget what it … Continue reading How To Be A Skeptic