Confirmatory Bias (Boring Title/Cool Topic)
Jan21

Confirmatory Bias (Boring Title/Cool Topic)

Science is nothing but perception. – Plato I have a quick and simple game for you, that is, I’m going to present you with three numbers, and it’s your job to come up with another three numbers to test the rule behind the original numbers’ selection. (This may seem kind of tricky across the internet, i.e. how am I supposed to confirm whether or not your guess is right, but bear with me.) Ready? Here’s the series you’re supposed...

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Oh Snow You Didn’t!
Dec11

Oh Snow You Didn’t!

The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it. — Patrick Young Isn’t snow beautiful? The graceful tumble of those flakes. The powdering of the ground, every dimple in the road, every lonely branch, fleeced in the serenity of that delicate alabaster wool. Come on, Global Warming! Yes, snow is beautiful. There’s clearly no denying that. Well,...

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Karma’s Relation to the Female Dog
Oct16

Karma’s Relation to the Female Dog

We are not punished for our sins, but by them. – Elbert Hubbard It would have been nice if my iPhone had given me the heads up about the torrential downpour to take place three minutes into my twenty-five minute walk to school this morning. Instead, I will have the lovely sensation of damp underwear and mushy socks for the rest of the day. Oh yeah. And I had my car washed last night. For a while now I’ve tussled with the belief of...

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Jake. Angry.
Sep25

Jake. Angry.

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. — Evan Esar No, I’m not mad because the belt I purchased two months ago at the pinnacle of my fitness is now down to the final hole. No, I’m not mad because I was recently stood up on a date for the first time in my adult life. No, I’m not mad because the jar of jam was empty this morning, leaving me to make a solely peanut butter sandwich...

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A Graduate Student, Officially
Aug21

A Graduate Student, Officially

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is. — Chuck Reid One week into graduate school, and I’m already fulfilling the graduate student stereotype: I eat primarily PB&J sandwiches, I only shave when I get bubblegum in my beard, and I don’t have a bed. Currently, two couch cushions, a sheet, and the floor are treating me quite fine. Besides, every night I’m either so tired or so drunk...

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