The Baloney Chronicles 1: Neil deGrasse Tyson
New series aimed at common sense, skepticism and logic
Welcome to a new series I’m doing here on common sense issues, logic, and skepticism. There are many, many times when I see something online and i have a thought about it and I go: Wow! I should write about that! But it’s never an opportune time, it gets put on the backburner and I eventually forget about it and it gets lost.
This happens to me more than you might think and I end up writing entire essays in my mind and they never make it to the page. They are usually news and pop culture related, but it all depends on what I’m paying attention to.
You might call these “hot takes.” In the old days I’d blast these out on Twitter. Or I would foolishly share them on Instagram. No más.
The Baloney Chronicles will be a spontaneous series on topics that I see fit to rant about in short bits (and not so short bits) ,and it will be exclusively here.
It will also be a paid feature.
Now, before you delete this hear me out. Just so you’re aware, in my humble opinion, paid membership here is mucho cheap! It’s like $5 for a month of access and that gives you access to my entire archive here…which is a lot. It also gets you access to things like TBC, allow you to comment and more tbd…
Just food for thought, homies. I assume if you’re here you dig what I do so if you want to help support what I do your patronage is definitely appreciated!
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Anyway, the baloney name is an homage to one of my all-time skeptic heroes, Carl Sagan, who invented the art of baloney detection.
Sagan’s book, The Demon Haunted World, changed my life as a young man and came to me at just the right time when I was neck deep in questioning just about everything in my life. It was a game changer and it’s something I reference often.
I miss Carl Sagan. Ironically, we live in a more demon-haunted world now than we did then and his wit and art of baloney detection is needed now more than ever.
So, if you’re a fan of skepticism and of my takes, I would encourage you to try subscribing, even if for just a month, as I am looking forward to using my baloney detection kit here more frequently.
As always, thanks for reading and sharing my stuff. Now, on to the baloney…
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