The Complications of Spoken Confidence

Sometime last year, I came across a speech from the 2015 Toastmasters World Champion,┬áMohammed Qahtani. If you have a few minutes, I really suggest you take the time to watch it. OK, let’s say you only have a couple of minutes: just watch the introduction. **SPOILERS BELOW** While I’m not a fan of Qahtani’s parenting […]

Conflict of Interest: The Importance of Independent Inquiry

For the last couple of months on Sunday nights, Fox has been airing a documentary that will probably be watched in science classes across America (when there’s a substitute teacher or otherwise) — Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Among other things,┬áthe show has taken the viewer on a journey back to the beginning of time. In […]