Was 9/11 a controlled demolition?

9/11

The events of 9/11 are very well documented, you really do not need me to rehash the details because there are many other highly reliable sources. The basic facts are spelled out on this Wikipedia page titled “September 11 attacks“. It describes the background, the actual attacks, the aftermath, the effects, and also lists the … Read moreWas 9/11 a controlled demolition?

Should you Trust the Wisdom of Malcolm Gladwell?

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has a new book coming out this month (Sept 2019 – Talking to Strangers). If you are not familiar with who he is or his books, then perhaps a quick summary is appropriate. If you are also into behavioral economics, then the news of yet another of his books just might be motivating … Read moreShould you Trust the Wisdom of Malcolm Gladwell?

Claim: Atheism leaves only an empty feeling

Religious blowjob atheism

Generally when faced with various religious claims my best play is to perhaps simply roll my eyes and move on. Occasionally however I might be sufficiently provoked to wade in. Today’s offering concerns an opinion piece within The Catholic Register titled “Atheism leaves only an empty feeling“. The quick summary of the article is this … Read moreClaim: Atheism leaves only an empty feeling

Can you really Nuke a Hurricane?

Nuke a Hurricane

The short simple answer is that you can indeed Nuke a Hurricane. The problem is that you will not alter the storm. Instead you have simply added to the environmental problems you face. Let’s dig into this a bit. Why has this come up? Journalist Jonathan Swan of Axios published a story on 25th Aug … Read moreCan you really Nuke a Hurricane?

A skeptics guide to supernatural occurrences

supernatural occurrences and coincidence

Sometimes when something that is so improbable and outlandish happens we might be tempted to conclude that a supernatural event has taken place. “It can be the only explanation” we might think, because the odds of it actually happening by chance are simply too great for it to have been a coincidence. I have a … Read moreA skeptics guide to supernatural occurrences

Can you Prove Jesus with Bayes Theorem?

Jesus and Bayes Theorem

Can you take a statistical tool such as Bayes Theorem and calculate meaningful answers to religious questions such as “Is there a God?“, “Did Jesus exist?“, or “Did Jesus rise from the dead?“. It has been tried, people really will deploy this approach. When challenged they often exclaim “You can’t argue with the maths, it … Read moreCan you Prove Jesus with Bayes Theorem?