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The most important things

Posted on Apr 27, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Putting human struggles and value into perspective.

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donna olson. stroke, illness, hope fatalism

Monty Hall Game

Posted on Aug 2, 2004 | Last Updated Feb 6, 2014

Example of the workings of the Monty Hall Game paradox.

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monty hall game, statistical analysis, statistics

The Phantom Dollar

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on American debt, credit abuse and the lies of economicists and politicians.

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debt, money, credit, banks, investors

Reviewing the Slate

Posted on Feb 26, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Review of Steven Pinker's book The Blank Slate and the common notion that we are all born without predispositions.

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blank slate, human nature, steven pinker, cultural relativism, feminism, brain, psychology

Return to Norton Middle School

Posted on Apr 4, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.

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school

The Public Disdain for Science

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An essay about common public opinion towards science.

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science in the public

Near and Nearer

Posted on Apr 12, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Images of small things, and then closer looks at those things.

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macro photography, closeup photos

Learning Approaches

Posted on Jun 4, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 19, 2011

Essays dealing with the often heated debates on learning styles.

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The animalism of our species

Posted on Sep 28, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Response to the Eugene Armstrong beheading. Humans are not as civilized as we presume; we are sometimes more barbaric than animals.

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eugene armstrong, beheading, terrorists, terrorism, human nature, war, barbarism

Reflections on the precariousness of life

Posted on Aug 8, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Philosophical essay on life and death sparked by a family trip where a pigeon collided with the car and we had a flat tire.

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life, death, tragedy, rights
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