You've heard it. I've heard it. "Millenials are entitled. I didn't get a participation trophy when I was a kid. Young people are killing _____ industry." Let's pull this apart from a few different angles, shall we? There are economic, societal, and psychological forces at play that make this more complicated than a simple blame … Continue reading The Participation Trophy Generation
This blog post originally appeared on Facebook on 6/10/2017. It has been edited for grammar and formatting. Several people have asked me the same or a similar question over the past year or so: Why are you so hostile to religion these days? Weren’t you brought up Christian? What gives? What follows is as short … Continue reading A Confession of Conviction
More and more I've been thinking recently that pieces of information can be scored according to these three categories... a claim can be placed somewhere on the scale that runs between desirable and undesirable, between true and untrue, and between useful and useless. And these three aspects must not be confused. For instance, telling a child that … Continue reading Desirable | Useful | True
Today on social media I witnessed yet another confusion regarding the differences between the terms "law" vs "theory" vs "hypothesis." These are thoroughly well-defined concepts in the world of scientific thought and research, but they don't exactly match with our day-to-day interpretations of the words. So let's take a quick look at them and breakdown the … Continue reading Scientifically Speaking, “Just A Theory” Is High Praise Indeed.
Many people seem to believe that "common sense" will solve all the world's problems if people would just use it more. They post about it, talk to their friends about it, they shake their heads and politic. But left to common sense, Humanity would not have achieved many of the wonderful advances we have made over … Continue reading Common Sense is all too common