Category: General

Miguided Welfare Recipient Drug Testing

Popular Facebook "Meme" Advocating for Welfare Recipient Drug Testing

How did you parse the title of this post? Did you apply the adjective “misguided” to “welfare recipient”? Or did you apply it to “welfare recipient drug testing”? It’s funny how we always hear about government being too big, about how we need to get government out of…

Happy Openly Secular Day 2015!

Openly Secular

Did you know that today is Openly Secular Day? (Or even that it was a thing?) The mission of Openly Secular is to eliminate discrimination and increase acceptance by getting secular people (i.e., atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, humanists and nonreligious people)…

ALICE Training: Are Our Priorities Right?

Exceptional Ann Arbor Public Schools | ALICE Training

This morning, as a parent of children attending Ann Arbor public schools, I received an email concerning “ALICE training” from the superintendent, Jeanice Kerr Swift, Ph.D. But it makes me wonder, are we really focusing efforts and resources most effectively? Today’s…

Did Brian Williams Lie?

Brian Williams

Well, that’s the big question isn’t it? We all now know Brian Williams’ recent account of being on a helicopter that was shot down is not accurate. But did he lie? There is a difference between being wrong and being…

The Gun Delusion

The Gun Delusion

Yes, The Gun Delusion is an intentional play on Richard Dawkins’ best selling title, The God Delusion. I don’t mean to suggest the writing here is even a tenth as eloquent or compelling as that of the professor. But I do…

Confirmation Bias: Pray Away the Storm

Confirmation Bias: Pray Away the Storm

  Everyone suffers, to some degree or another, from confirmation bias. That is: the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one’s beliefs or hypotheses. The Wall Street Journal’s recent article, A Magician’s Best Trick:…