When Everyday is Doomsday: Slip, sliding away

As a geologist, I get mightily annoyed with apocalyptic-themed sites that broadcast media reports about normal processes of the planet with the tone that End times are upon us! Every friggin’ day! The end of the world seems to be perpetually right around the corner. Every report of strange sounds (often hoaxes or explainable), lights in the sky (typically…

Introducing PracticalSkepticism.com: A new resource for the promotion of critical thinking 

I’m pleased to announce the launch of PracticalSkepticism.com, an outreach and education outlet for those new to the principles and value of everyday skepticism. The audience for PracticalSkepticism.com is the GENERAL PUBLIC — the material is easy to understand and is designed to be shared with family, friends, colleagues, and students. The goal of the site…