Hi. My name is Jason and I’m a science nerd. A proud one. A geneticist by day, asleep by night; this is my science and scepticism blog. Like most people I have some favourite topics that I’m really in to, but I also love finding out about pretty much anything. When I’m browsing the science news sites I’m like a kid in a candy shop, sometimes it’ll just be an unusual word that catches my eye and then I just have to know everything I can about that new thing; I once lost an entire evening to reading about regolith on Mars.
I also enjoy writing and so some time ago I decided to marry that with my insatiable appetite for science and this blog is how I am currently doing that. I only hope that you enjoy reading my efforts as much as I enjoy writing them, and hopefully we can all learn something along the way, too.
I’ll be naturally inclined to writing about the things that interest me most: physics and astronomy, genetics and health, but I’ll also try to force myself out of my comfort zone to keep things fresh and diverse. One of my other main topics of focus will be scepticism, fighting against pseudoscience wherever it raises its ugly head (especially complimentary/alternative medicine) and the science of science itself – how we know that we’re doing it right.
One last note, the name of this blog. I wanted it to be vaguely catchy and memorable, of course, and after what must have been upwards of a full 30 seconds of thought I came up with the Sceptilogicon. Which didn’t look right. So I decided to take drastic steps and Americanise the spelling, they (I’m British) spell sceptic with a ‘k’ and so The Skeptilogicon was born.
All hail The Skeptilogicon!
ALL HAIL THE SKEPTILOGICON!