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Skepticism and Disability by Chris “Gonz Blinko” Hofstader

Originally posted at Skepchick.

A few weeks ago, a man wrote to me asking for help in reminding the skeptical community about those amongst us with disabilities. I asked him to write a guest post, since his own words would do a better job than me. Here’s what Chris Hofstader had to say:


Natural Beauty

There is fascination within nature. Put another way, naturally occurring events yields some things that stimulate the human senses beyond its everyday, typical functions. And to put it yet another way, human’s understanding of the laws of physics is as beautiful as it is enlightening.

Please take about 4 minutes today to visit Eterea Studios […]

Why is the Idea of Aliens So Laughable?

I have often heard UFO enthusiasts defend their position by arguing that it is likely we are not alone in the universe. If aliens exist, which is likely, they argue, then why can’t they be visiting us. We recently received an e-mail from a self-identified skeptic and SGU listener making this same point:

With this […]

Nano-Magnetized Future Computers

Scientists at the University of California at Berkley, believe that in the near future, computers will compute with nanometer-sized bar-magnets (nano-magnets) resulting in one million times less energy being required than current silicon-chip-based computers use.

This is possible because no electrons will be used for the computers logic operations. No electrons means…no electrical resistance and […]

A Little Less Anonymous Today

Several suspected members of “Anonymous” were arrested Tuesday morning in states across the country in a federal raid on the notorious computer hacking group. In addition, searches of homes took place in Long Island, New York, with others occurring in Brooklyn, Colorado, Washington DC, and Ohio.

The state of California filed charges against 14 people […]