Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at… (read more)
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.