Hello, World. (If you are not the World, please disregard this message.) My name is James, and I’ve started this blog because I yearn, passionately, to be an internet celebrity. It was this or set up a webcam in my bedroom.
If you’re interesting in getting to know more about me without any of that pesky, awkward human interaction, you might want to go back through the archives of my blog and read every word I’ve ever written. Alternatively, just skim through some of the more interesting things that have come up so far.
For instance, there’s The Skeptictionary, which is kinda the nerve centre of this whole operation. There’s a whole catalogue of skeptical and atheistical things I’m working on, which you should be able to see somewhere over on the right. Feel free to comment with suggestions for future topics.
Some other things that have been fun to talk about have included:
- Sex, and education thereon.
- Maths made fascinating. And again. Oh, and again.
- Religious entitlement in the workplace.
- Make Me A Christian, a Channel 4 documentary from August 2008.
- Some general thoughts on skepticism, with particular reference to UFOs.
- Okay, so Dick Cheney, Rosie O’Donnell, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad walk into a bar…
- An analogy that attempts to justify atheists’ occasionally provocative behaviour.
- Feminism in skepticism. I read somewhere that women are people too, and was so shocked by this new information that I immediately spent the whole evening doing in-depth internet research into this phenomenon. Then I realised I was just looking at porn, so I wrote a blog post instead.
- I also hosted the 119th Skeptics’ Circle, and really set the bar for overblown verbosity. Similar things happened at the 44th Humanist Symposium, and again at the 145th Carnival of the Godless.
- My thoughts on Christmas.
- What happened when I went to TAM London. Twice.
- I wrote a piece on Rosalind Franklin for Ada Lovelace Day 2010.
- In the run-up to the UK’s general election in 2010, I started getting kinda interested in politics, and wrote something of a lazy person’s guide to getting involved, as well as summarising some useful tools for political engagement.
- I wroted a poem, which caused just a smidge of debate in the comments.
- Crime and Punishment, Part 1 and Part 2
Keep checking back for more. I plan to grow ever wittier and more charming.