Brian Greene – Until the End of Time (Book Review)

I haven’t yet been to a bookstore to see how big Brian Greene’s new book is in real life. I read the Kindle version. But this book is loooong. It just keeps going and going and going. So you may prefer the abridged book talk version, for example this one: I will confess up front, […]

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Apparently We’re all Fish

I’ve known for a long time that humans are fish. Most people know the slightly less specific claim “There is No Such Thing as a Fish” (which has a wonderful podcast named after it.) The idea coming from cladistic taxonomy where the classification of species was redone with a focus on ancestry. (As opposed to […]

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On the Power of Mathematics

As a math major in university, the subject is a dear one for me. I’ve often been puzzled by religious apologists who use the power and broad applicability of mathematics as evidence for the existence of a god. It’s an argument that can only be made by someone who doesn’t know much about how mathematics […]

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Doublethinking: Evolution and God

A short watch exploring the more mainstream religious view that evolution is a historical fact (that is, life on this planet shares a common ancestor) but that the process was divinely guided. As George Orwell wrote: Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. The […]

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Is Organic Food Better for You?

Bonus points if you can pronounce the name of the video’s creator: Kurzgesagt. It’s been a badly kept secret for a while that “organic” is really just a marketing term. You say it with a positive connotation and with some confidence so that people will assume it means something good, but behind it, there’s not […]

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