Hello, and let me be the first to say "congratulations!" for discovering me on RationalWiki. I am an aspiring evolutionary biologist, fascinated by all life, past and present. Although I have been on here for over a year, I still can't shake the feeling from me that, without a page, it makes me somehow "n00bish". Regardless of that, and regardless of the fact that I don't like artificial introductions like this, let me say hello.
- A liberal (within the United States)
- A weak atheist
- A logical positivist
- A rationalist
- A chordate
- A secular humanist
- A free-thinker
- An environmentalist (not a hippie, though)
- A Neo-Darwinist
- A guy who prefers British English despite living in the United States
- A pro-choicer
- A social democrat
If you have any questions or comments, leave them on my talk page. Or talk to your friendly local magic seed shrimp.
Long-term projects on RationalWiki I'd like to get done someday. Hopefully this'll orient me.
- Gain editing rights on EvoWiki
- Begin cleaning up existing articles, dealing with orphans, &c
- Set up to-do list (as on here) so wiki hopefully won't fall into its previous state
- Increase site's collective attention of EvoWiki
- Open EvoWiki for public editing (???)
Feel free to vote, but be fair. This is more like a Twitter feed used once a week than a real blag.
|3||26 Jan 2013 - Back from a hiatus! I've mainly been out because Chrome's refusing to let me use the "edit" and "add section" tabs at the top of the bar, although everything else works normal. Think I've found a work-around.|
|3||6 Jan 2013 - Got myself a new signature with links to my DeviantArt.|
|4||1 Jan 2013 - Happy New Year! I'm campaigning for moderator, so look at my campaign page and vote for me, or just vote for me without looking!|
|5||25 Dec 2012 - Got a new laptop for Christmas! For a moment, I would accidentally hit the "s" key instead of the "a" key, but I quickly adapted. Also got a really nice book on prehistoric life.|
|3||17 Dec 2012 - Added to my watchlist for the first time, so I'll know if/when someone answers to my response here. Anyone reading this, please answer if you can.|
|4||15 Dec 2012 - Well, I've quasi-revamped my profile page. Figured out a nice way to allow people to vote on blag posts and my lists of shit to do.|
References & Footnotes
- Some say logical positivism proves too much and thus refutes itself. Without some sort of axiom, we can know absolutely naught about anything. (Even maths has its definitions and rules; between any two points there is exactly one straight line, for example.) I side with Occam's razor and go with the WYSIWYG approach; our senses (extended with tools) and logic (including models) provide a reasonable representation of the outside world. I highly recommend Richard Dawkins' new book The Magic of Reality.