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The Zipper Merge, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Traffic Engineers

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No, you're not being a nice guy by getting in line as soon as possible, you're making everyone's commute take longer.

Covid Denialist Physician Steven LaTulippe Stripped of License

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The Oregon physician who bragged about not wearing masks in his office is no longer a physician in Oregon.

On Remaining Unbiased in the Age of Bullshit

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The media needs to stop catering to both confirmation bias and the temper-tantrums of those who abuse it.

Remembering James Randi – Greatest Hits

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Remembering the legend that was "The Amazing" Randi and his life's work debunking supernatural con artists and frauds.

Failure is Part of the Process

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How mixed martial arts can teach us to correct the problems in our decision making and thought processes.

Know Your Bullshit – Magnified Minority

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A magnified minority is a type of bullshit in which a group of people on the fringes of an area of expertise is gathered to disingenuously misrepresent or undermine the consensus of that field. Here's how that works.

Know Your Bullshit: Firehosing

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If you feel like it's getting harder and harder to keep up with the stream of BS, that's because it is, and that's on purpose.

Your No-BS Guide to the First 2020 Presidential Debate

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The first Presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle was an unsalvageable mess that managed to completely devalue the words “presidential” and “debate” at the same time.

Why Your Social Media Groups are Making You Dumber

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Social media covers up the fact that half of us are not nearly so bright as the other half and very few of us are as smart as we think we are.