Category Archives: The future

Prediction Special: 2018 NHL Playoffs

At the wedding, I talked with M., who works at a biotech startup that’s trying to prevent food poisoning. He joked that he felt he wasn’t doing a good enough job, since he himself had gotten food poisoning earlier in … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible: Everything is bad and likely to be getting worse

“Defending the indefensible” is a series of posts where I write arguments for viewpoints that normally make me angry. Instead of “devil’s advocacy” style arguments, I wanted to give the most honest argument I could for the other side. Partly … Continue reading

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Defending the indefensible: against government action on climate change

“Defending the indefensible” is a series of posts where I write arguments for viewpoints that normally make me angry. Instead of “devil’s advocacy” style arguments, I wanted to give the most honest argument I could for the other side. Partly … Continue reading

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Prediction Special: 2017 NHL Playoffs

The West: (1) Chicago / (8) Nashville Nashville is a fun team to watch now? It’s weird even saying that, and, yes, you still have to get past the excruciatingly ugly home uniforms. But Forsberg, Arvidsson and Jarnkrok are exciting, skilled … Continue reading

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How should Canada vote?

—Uhh, Zolltan, I hate to break it to you, but you’re a little late with this one —No, actually, I’m early So we had an election recently in Canada. The Liberals and Trudeau made a bunch of promises on how, if … Continue reading

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GMOs and the Precautionary Principle

When I read Will Saletan’s big story about anti-GMO movement, I became convinced that the anti-GMO case is pretty unscientific. So it was a surprise for me to see N.N. Taleb, the “Black Swan” and “Anti-Fragile” author, assert in his … Continue reading

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Prediction Special: 2015 NHL Playoffs

My favourite job on this blog is predicting things, and although I’ve had fun going through the brackets of nuclear bomb threats, resolutions of the Fermi paradox and the like, sometimes we have to turn our attention to matters of … Continue reading

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