Tag: opinion

Skeptic Confessions

I have so many things I *have* to write, but I find it hard to just get started. So here’s something rather whimsical and personal and free-form to start… the journey of just one little skeptic. I am skeptical because…

Uncertainty in Skepticism

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel Loxton wrote a really interesting post on Skeptiblog titled, “Never Say Anything that Isn’t Correct.” In it, he makes the case that skeptics should work super, extra hard to get their facts correct when…

The Future of Planet Earth

I have finally reached the last disk of “Planet Earth” which contains a three-part documentary entitled “The Future.”  This was produced in 2006, so yes this is probably old news to most, but bear with me.  I’m always behind on…

What does it mean to be green?

For the past few years now, we’ve been asked to “green” everything, from our cars to our  dish soap.  My stance of environmentalism is that the planet will live on, in some form, no matter what we do to it. …

Reflections on the Goal of College

Yesterday’s “Afternoon Inquisition” on Skepchick brought up a very interesting topic that I had relegated to the back-burner of my mind for some time now. MasalaSkeptic asked, “Is college worth it? What are the factors that make it worthwhile?” That’s…

VLBA Sees a Beefier Milky Way

If you’ve been paying attention to the great astronomy news coming out of the AAS meeting in Long Beach, you would know that astronomers have more accurately determined the speed of rotation and size of the Milky Way Galaxy. It…