Category: General

COVID-19 Update–Paroled Edition

COVID-19 Update as of June 27, 2020

A friend of mine posted this COVID-19 update on Facebook this morning. It’s worth sharing. So with permission… COVID-19 UPDATE–PAROLED EDITION Well, after an enforced hiatus for making an empirically supported observation about a certain country’s citizens’ lack of ambulation…

DaveO

Three years ago this morning, my great friend, David Overlander — DaveO — left the party for the last time. While I greatly miss him and I’m saddened by his untimely exit, I’m grateful to have been his friend for…

Thirty-five years. Blink.

Carol and Andy -- May 15, 1982

Without a doubt, the smartest thing I’ve ever done, I did thirty-five years ago today: Thirty-five years ago, I married my best friend on a perfect Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor. We were pretty young and didn’t know exactly what…

NECSS Apology to Richard Dawkins

I have been critical of NECSS for how it handled the Richard Dawkins situation. But I am also supportive of NECSS for eventually doing the right thing and issuing an apology to Richard Dawkins. Yesterday, the NECSS executive committee released the…

Richard Dawkins at NECSS–Or Not

I just read Dr. Stephen Novella‘s clear and thoughtful blog post on how Professor Richard Dawkins was invited to be a featured speaker at this year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS). And shortly thereafter, uninvited. It’s an interesting–even if disappointing–look into the…

Lottery Advice — Bad and Good

Bad Lottery Advice on FOX

By now, you may have heard about the bad lottery advice dished out by “lottery expert”, Richard Lustig, this Monday morning on the FOX “News” channel. “Buy as many tickets as you can afford.” Business Insider calls this “literally the worst lottery…