The late Ralph Estling (1930–2007) was a prolific writer, with many articles published in the British magazine New Scientist and the Skeptical Inquirer.
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"Cogito ergo sum" has always bothered me as an explanation for one's existence. The best that Cartesian logic can come up...
I notice that people tend to go to extremes. This is most likely to occur when they don’t understand something.
The Wrong Question
A person from Porlock [...] dropped by for a chat the other day and to ask what I thought the purpose of life was.
Eloquent but Gloomy
I've always recalled with fondness the scene in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal where the knight and...
Scientists and the Election
Science never is, was never meant to be, a democracy. Majority consensus cannot determine whether Earth revolves around the...
I think I'm fairly safe in saying that it will probably not come as a terrible shock to readers...
My Wife—and the Dialectics of External Historicity
Let me say right off the bat that I very rarely argue with my wife. There are a number of reasons for this...
...And this is the best way I know of for separating sanity from insanity. Always assuming we want to.
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