Author: Chris

Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

Impossible Foxes

Chances are you’re missing one of the most incredible sports stories ever.

Conspiracy Theory Theory

Instead of paying any attention to B.o.B., read this short essay on conspiracy theories.

The Best Album of 2015, Obliquely

Top ten albums of 2015: 1) To Pimp a Butterfly, 2) To Pimp a Butterfly, 3) To Pimp a Butterfly… 10) To Pimp a Butterfly

Stressed? Take a hike!

A new study confirms what you probably already assumed: going for a walk relieves stress.

You Can’t Carry That On Campus!

If you don’t like the idea of folks carrying a gun on campus, you can protest by carrying something else that might actually get you arrested.

The Wager

Pascal wrote, “Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same,” so I recommend a reading this with a drink or two.


Recursive repetition of things that occur more than once, in the same and different orders, multiple times, repeatedly.

Identity and its Monuments

The South is so obsessed with one short, horrible moment in its past that it continues to limit the inclusiveness of its future.

Dirty Sexy Science

What the LaCour case reveals has less to do with peer review, replication, or publishing in general, and more to do with the types of research that we value.


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On the Way to Fraud [UPDATED]

How does a completely made-up experiment end up in a major scientific publication, get covered by the media around the world, and even influence policy and practice? The answer is really simple, and really complicated.