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Welcome to my writings. You can find a compilation here of several articles at various stages of development. If you wish to read about the book I’m working on, click here for content in the forthcoming Age of Ambiguity. If you wish to see the podcast shownotes (not listed below), click here.

A Poem about Autumn: You Think the Reason

A Poem about Autumn: You Think the Reason

Most people I know tell me that fall is their favourite season. This year I became curious about why. Is it the air? The colour? The smell? It's all of it, of course--but I think deep down the real reason so many of us love fall is that it is when everything begins to...

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When Science is a Wrecking Ball

When Science is a Wrecking Ball

Just before his death in 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus argued that the Earth revolves around the Sun in a book called On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres. This moment is often heralded as the birth of modern science. Now, theories and experiments that we would...

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How Scientists Stole the Philosopher’s Job

How Scientists Stole the Philosopher’s Job

Neil de Grasse Tyson’s most recent book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry has been on the New York Times bestseller list for twenty-five weeks. You might think this achievement means there is something new or exciting about the book, but there isn’t, really. What...

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