A few weeks ago, I went down the rabbit hole of trying to understand why some people appear willing to follow Trump to the ends of the earth. My conclusion was that neurophysiology may make a significant contribution to their eagerness. Since writing that blog post, I’ve come across a recent article that suggests his … More What the Hell is wrong with you people?
A week ago, I wrote about how thinking of things in a cosmic time and distance frameset could help put the COVID-19 pandemic in perspective.  I still think that’s true, but I realized I may have left too rosy of a picture of the universe. Allow me to dot the “I” on that story. … More Cake or death? Vacuum decay or heat death?
As the person trying to drain the swamp while surrounded by alligators reminds us, it’s hard to readjust one’s perspective in the middle of a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic meets all the criteria for being a crisis and on many different levels. The medical aspect of the pandemic is inescapably dire, anti-maskers, and conspiracy theories … More The COVID-19 pandemic – the big, BIG picture