Some thoughts about the “expectation of privacy”

It's a weaselly little phrase.

Using biology to understand polling data

...even when the results don't seem to make sense.

What happened when I called conservatives vermin

Spoiler: They missed the point entirely.

Motivation and control

How do we cope with things about ourselves that we can't change?

Self-censorship and the society of mind

The idea of self-censorship is rooted in a tangled mess of assumptions.

“They have their statue, why can’t we have ours?”

A look at how policy shapes culture.

This is how feudalism starts

The conditions that produced feudalism in the middle ages are eerily familiar.

Why do you always correct me?

A story about personalities and miscommunication.

This is what physics taught me about gender

Quantum mechanics really can change how you see the world.

Words, violence, and the mind-body problem

Our discussions of free speech could be much more interesting.

A practical guide to being offended

You're offended. Now what?

Mathematics, music, and effing the ineffable

Is it possible to describe aesthetic experiences?

Everyday socialism

You're a socialist and you don't even realize it.

The simple reason you can’t be against taxes and for human rights

See if you can counter this argument.

The day I decided to put everything on the internet

A story from the 1990's.

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