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Welcome! The main purpose of this blog is to encourage thinking. In many cases, thinking and acting go hand in hand. Thus, in some cases, I hope it also encourages acting. Please, enjoy and respond!

Comment Policy: The authors of this blog welcome and encourage the open exchange of ideas through respectful debate. For this reason, we value comments from all readers, including readers not affiliated with the University of Colorado. We ask that readers provide their name and email address when commenting on posts (email addresses will not be published). Please note that comments that are off-topic or spam, or comments that may be interpreted as threatening, derogatory, racist, sexist, homophobic, or hate-speech will not be tolerated. Such comments will be deleted.

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About the Author: Brian Zaharatos earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the Colorado School of Mines, his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Carolina, and his B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Currently, he is a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder. His primary interests are in Applied Statistics, Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, Phenomenology, and teaching methods that promote interdisciplinarity. Brian has developed courses in the Philosophy of Statistics, Environmental Ethics, and Philosophy of Film, and has worked on research projects in solar cell modeling, statistical litigation support, and philosophical decision theory.

In his spare time, Brian enjoys swimming, cycling, running, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, reading, blogging, and chatting about philosophy. Feel free to contact him at brian.zaharatos@colorado.ecu.

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