Mark Aaron Alsip

Kentucky

Like it or not, we live in a technological society. I realize not everyone loves science, but a lot of bad people are taking advantage of this fact to mislead you. The consequences can be serious. For example, there are Facebook posts that can lead to the death of you and/or your children or adversely affect your health (vaccination/cancer/GMO issues) or entice you to vote for candidates who might sell out to industries that could poison your community.

How do you make sense of this?

I've been told I have a knack for explaining complex issues in a way that non-science lovers can understand. That is the purpose of my blog. I scour the internet and news looking for Bad Science and point out the problems with it, in hopes of helping the average person make sense of it all.

My background: I majored in computer science and minored in mathematics and computer electronics. After I earned my degree I returned to university for an additional two years of pre-med studies. I'm not a doctor and don't dispense medical advice here, but I don't hesitate to quote scientific consensus. I write as a scientifically literate skeptic, and have penned articles for publications/organizations such as Forbes, Skeptical Inquirer, The National Center for Science Education, and Patheos. I recently co-authored my first book on scientific skepticism, "The Fear Babe", available from Amazon and other online retailers.