The most AMAZING story you’ll ever read! (A.K.A., the concerning rise of Click-Baiting and sensational “science”)

Social media can be a catalyst for spreading awareness about scientific and environmental issues, and in some cases can help affect positive change. But for every link posted that actually leads to a valid, well-researched story, there are a dozen more that MIS-lead you to some nonsense article, or worse—a sensationalized, one-sided, often poorly-researched story … Continue reading The most AMAZING story you’ll ever read! (A.K.A., the concerning rise of Click-Baiting and sensational “science”)

What’s wrong with being wrong?

I feel like most of the suffering that we as humans create for ourselves originates with just a few misguided behavioral tendencies that become reinforced by society until they solidify into norms that lead us astray from our true fundamental selves. One of those tendencies is the habit of refusing to admit when we are … Continue reading What’s wrong with being wrong?

Food for Thought: A contemplation on ‘self’

This is another from the vaults--a 4 part blog series in which I contemplate what determines our sense of 'self', and how our internal and external perceptions influence that self.*****************************************************************************************************************Now, beshrew my father's ambition! He was thinking of civil wars when he got me: therefore was I created with a stubborn outside, with an aspect … Continue reading Food for Thought: A contemplation on ‘self’