Is discovery the work of genius, or an inevitable social process? The data suggest neither; maybe it’s chance!
Networking is an essential part of career advancement in business today, but should it be?
Un/satisfying gif albums are scratching a very human itch. Where does it come from, & does it mean anything?
The Antikythera Mechanism: ancient mechanical astrological calendar, & reminder of the fragility of knowledge.
Why are so many smart people interested in finding alien intelligence...and where should we look for them?
The so-called "War on Science" isn't about hostility, it's a simple case of forgetting how science is different.
Motte & Bailey Arguments: because defending your actual position is *way* harder than defending a trivial one.
Skepticism is an essential tool for rational thought, but knowing when & how to use it is hard...I think???
In the constant struggle between memes, the punching of Nazis barely scratches the surface of the conflict.
Quantum physics is weird as hell, but this entanglement experiment using stars is simply beautiful.
Donald Trump's election is another victory for a worldwide trend of populism...what is it & why is it happening?
Even if the mind *is* totally entailed by the physics of the brain, we've got a long way to go to understand it.
Some say that transparency is the ideological future of journalism, but our brains might not be up to the task.
Scientists excel at finding patterns, but statistical significance isn't always quite enough to create policy.
Graham's number is...really really big. But our brains start throwing errors at much smaller quantities.
Think you may get into some arguments during the holidays? Steven Toulmin & Reddit can help!
There are a lot of people unhappy with the most recent election, & they have good reason - it needs fixing.
Some believe that voting a certain way this election is right/wrong. Let's look at some ethics & see why.
Dimensional analysis is awesome, but human brains are depressingly easy to distract with number-crunching.
Ayn Rand & her "selfish" ideology of objectivism produce both fervor & ridicule...but why?
Problem-solving? Well I'm no Mark Watney, but if you're looking for answers, I *do* have a few tricks. #potato