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Hi! I’m Alistair. I write surprisingly useful books, run unexpectedly interesting events, & build things humans need for the future.

Tag: Science

  • Teaching kids science

    I’m a big believer that you lay the foundations for thinking at an early age. My daughter’s in a preschool that invites parents to teach classes, so rather than whining about the lack of science education, I thought I’d do something about it. Yesterday I ran the second science lesson I’ve taught there. It was […]

  • Someday the magic will stop

    We’re wired to seek controversy and novelty and to find false positives; all of these make bad science but good headlines. We have to stop all this magical thinking, or the magic itself will stop.