About

Reason and Science is a blog that I am the sole contributor to.  As a student at the University of Regina, I currently major in Electronic Systems Engineering.  I’m most interested in how we can apply science and critical thinking skills to every day life, for any and all issues you can imagine.  I always seek to apply skepticism to all arenas of thought, and topics often considered controversial (religion or politics, for example) are those in which I think discussion is most important.  I firmly believe in Free Inquiry, which is the principle that all topics can, and indeed should, be challenged, considered, and re-considered by every individual who seeks to acquire reliable beliefs, by which I mean beliefs what we can reasonably believe to be true.  Only by wittling away our false beliefs and grounding our action in a bedrock of truth can we feel confident in knowing not only that our beliefs are truly ours, but also that our actions, which are guided by our beliefs, are justified.

Such is the goal of this blog: to openly discuss, and critically assess, beliefs and actions to encourage the onward march of human progress.  Of course, I like to mix it up with some social commentary that sometimes lies in very grey areas.  Still, it is the discussion that is important and what I hope to promote.

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2 Responses to “About”

  1. Soup Says:

    I just started reading your blog and am enjoying it. I do find your posts a bit convoluted at times, but they are well-written and your arguments well-formed and supported. I find them interesting and thought-provoking and look forward to reading more.

    • Neil Middlemiss Says:

      Yes, I find my own arguments a bit convoluted sometimes, too. Take this About page, for example, which clearly needs more work. Writing usually helps me find weaknesses, but sometimes I draw too many subjects together to explain them clearly, and you should post when something I say doesn’t make sense.

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