My (very) comprehensive analysis of the Avery-Halbach case based on the evidence included and excluded from Making A Murderer.
Articles By: Daniel Bastian
Contrarians who pin their criticism on specific individuals rather than concepts and evidence miss the forest for the trees by presuming that discrediting the former will tear down the latter.
Perfect for lavatories and coffee tables, Physics in Minutes offers up accessible descriptions of the physical principles which govern the Universe and everything within it.
A Rachel Maddow segment from last year provides important context for and traces the historical threads that underlie the current standoff in Burns, Oregon.
Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim hostility is being used for recruitment purposes by Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group.
Debunking witless memes is a thankless job, but someone’s got to do it.
I highlight two recent podcasts from the Sam Harris catalog: an inspirational chat with an ex-Westboro member, and an unpacking of a psychologist’s controversial take on empathy.
Obama’s remarks at a recent LGBT event have ruffled the feathers of the usual suspects, who respond by stoking conservative prejudices with a cargo container of hyperbole.
A review double feature of Gary Paulsen’s survivalist series for young readers.
In this wondrously metaphysical memoir, Jim Holt takes us from Nothingness to Being, and back again.
A brief lesson in epistemology illustrates how biblical literalism at best provides non-answers and at worst is self-defeating.
Arthur C. Clarke’s visionary tale of the distant future shines a light on humanity’s relationship with technology as a guarded society rediscovers its place in the universe.