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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The Most Important Thing You’ll Learn Today
Mar05

The Most Important Thing You’ll Learn Today

Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. — Voltaire I don’t know if I’ve ever used this blog to broadcast inflammatory ideas, so today’s post may be the first. Sometimes, though, sometimes you believe in an idea so deeply, so passionately, that to keep from expressing it is to melt yourself from the inside out. So today I’m going to cool my core and breathe this heat...

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It’s About Time
Aug28

It’s About Time

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough. — George Bernard Shaw The following is not a riddle; there is no “clever answer” at the end of it. Simply respond (mentally or to your computer screen) with the first answer that comes to mind: Imagine you have a meeting scheduled for next Wednesday. The meeting is moved forward two days. Which day is the meeting on? In case you suffered severe head trauma...

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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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Hellooooo Ohiooooo
Aug14

Hellooooo Ohiooooo

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.  — G. K. Chesterton Three days, two nights, and 2,500 miles later, I have arrived (safely) in Columbus, Ohio. And for those of you who know my driving record, someone should award me a trophy. It was a long, butt-sweating, audiobook-listening, caffeine riddled drive. I’m sure my sodium levels are equivalent to a...

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