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Failing at Prediction, Succeeding at Bias

In Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, the future can be predicted through a new method known as psychohistory. It’s a concept that turns up quite a lot — not only in science-fiction but from every so-called analyst, expert, advisor, talking head, and pundit across the spectrum of armchair philosophers and industry insiders.

We’re not talking about […]

Christopher Hitchens leaves us…

An authentic original. An uncompromising independent, roguish and brilliant, and one of the brightest lights in the world today. Christopher Hitchens died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, following his epic battle with cancer. He was 62.

His bestseller God is Not Great is what propelled Hitchens into the public […]

Saving Earth from Aliens and Asteroids

Mike Wall has an interesting piece this week on how humans might avoid the fate of the dinosaurs. In the last ten years alone, asteroid detection has radically improved. So too, have our hypothetical solutions. As our universe is still a blind billiards game of asteroids, Trojans, and extinct comets wheeling about, it is with […]

Faster than Light? Not so Fast…

Einstein was wrong! We’ve found something that travels faster than light!

By now, the allegation of physicists at CERN has gone viral through every major news outlet. Indeed, the announcement does more than tickle the fancy; it seems to vindicate every sci-fi fan who stubbornly insisted the light-barrier would eventually be defeated. Wormholes, hyperspace, […]

Welcome to the SGU 24-Hour Show!

For the last several weeks, I have been working with some very talented folks (and most excellent friends) at making the SGU 24-Hour Show a reality. It’s your escape to reality! I am helping run the event, along with Mike Lacelle, Doug Sobon, Cortney Bergin, Mikey Grenier, and of course the Rogues of the SGU, […]