This blog is about discussions on science, skepticism, pseudoscience; trips on the borders of religion and science; brief adventures in hi-fi; this blog is a Journey through a Burning Mind…
I initially started this blog back in 2004 while I was teaching in the University of Westminster, as a means to provide tutorial questions, sample exam papers, and problem solutions. Along with that, the occasional post about my research progress, my travels, and, mainly, my musical interests.
Back in 2007, as I have just finished my PhD, I finally found some time to start writing more about issues I found really interesting. Although I was always particularly fascinated by the physical sciences, I found another subject that wanted to start discussing through this blog: pseudoscience and the misrepresentation of science.
There were so many obvious candidate subjects for me to start blogging, but my focus initially (for various reasons which I will not discuss here and now) was on homeopathy and the creationism/intelligent design movement against evolution.
Lately I have been much more active, and I am particularly happy that there seems to be a number of people that find my posts interesting!
Through my involvement in the scientific blogosphere, I have managed to meet (well, digitally mostly a number of smart and intelligent people, including biologists, neuroscientists, medical doctors, or simply skeptics that share this fundamental property that we call critical thinking and is so much lacking nowadays…
I have also managed to meet some of these people personally, like Phil Plait (when he came to London last year), Andy Lewis (from the Quackometer) and Prof. Colquhoun from UCL.
In any case, this journey involves other stuff as well, including posts around musical events and news. Stuff relating to my research or professional profile however, are now part of my more work-oriented site, which can be found here (yes, you will notice that it has no fancy name like this one…).
I hope you enjoy this journey and participate in it as much as you want! I always enjoy a good discussion!
What’s with the crop circles in the headers?
You will never find out…