About Tanoro

Christopher "Tanoro" Gray is a web programmer and science advocate especially concerned with resource management technologies, biology, and artificial intelligence. He is a student of epistemology and philosophy as well as an Atheist competent in Christian theology.


Poor Lives Matter

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 2:28PM

Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement began, I have chosen to be a distant observer rather than a participant on either side of the issue. As I learn about the complex dynamics involved in police activity, crime statistics, and our general societal history, I become more confident in remaining where I am. I think both sides of this controversy are wrong about the root of the entire controversy. They both have their observations that are hard to dispute, but both are biased toward a... [more]
Discussion with an Info Wars Advocate

Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 6:45PM

So, I had a fun conversation at lunch. I went to a local steak house where my girlfriend and sister work and spotted some Info Wars bumper stickers at the bar next to where we were sitting down. For a moment, I feared one of the employees was promoting this nonsensical claptrap. This fear was reigned in when a young man wearing an Info Wars t-shirt sat down in the adjacent seat just as I criticized Alex Jones for the screaming nut ball that he is. This turned into a conversation that... [more]
Man are from Mars, Critique of Dr. Ellis Silver

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 4:18PM

Here is a fun little gem. A Dr. Ellis Silver has written a book and given some interviews claiming humans may have evolved for conditions on Mars and were brought to Earth some time in the past. He bases his claims on human physiology. Sounds like fun. Let us dissect. A new book by American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver offers arguments, based on human physiology, that humans as species may not have evolved alongside other life on Earth – but arrived from [Mars], brought here by aliens... [more]
Moving the First and Second Amendment

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 10:50AM

"Our rights should not be taken away or altered because of a select few!" Am I talking about gun rights or freedom to be Muslim? Both are being called into question in light of the Orlando massacre. At a cursory glance, this controversy may feel like a conflict between the first two amendments of our constitution. Some of us want to ban a class of firearms that is capable of mowing down large numbers of people over short range and in confined spaces. Some of us want to ban the religious... [more]
Opening Closed Primaries is Unconstitutional

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 1:03PM

Lately, there has been far too much bitching about how the primary elections are being held. I hear demands that closed primaries should be outlawed. I hear that super delegates are not democratic. I hear demands that political parties should be outlawed. I hear demands for a third party. When the DNC chairwoman recently declared that she would close all primaries, there was an explosion of misplaced outrage. The problem is this: political parties are private organizations, not government... [more]
Stop Pretending You Understand Science

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 11:38AM

If you think peer review is something that can be shilled and, thus, science isn't reliable, you do not know how the system works. Peer review is structured to weed out bias by design and profit bias is no more effective at puncturing it. Peer review forces you to tip your hand. If you publish bad data that is not repeatable by your peers, it doesn't get selected for publishing. If the journal makes an error and publishes it anyway (which happens), other experts can and do continue... [more]
Why I Left The Zeitgeist Movement by Matt Berkowitz Youtube

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 10:20AM

Matt Berkowitz, former coordinator for the Zeitgeist Movement, explains the movement's lack of organizational structure, its tendency to attract pseudoscience pushers, and the failings of its founder. Matt also officially announces his science literacy channel. [more]
Seneff Defender Demands Retraction

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 10:10AM

This is fun. I sort of feel like one of the big boys when crazies start e-mailing me with demands. I don't usually like giving crazies attention, but I would like to offer a standing pre-emptive response to anyone who takes time out of their day to send me one of these. Hmm, let me consider that for a moment ... NO! Thank you and good night. Just reading this, I can feel how desperate this person is to shore up his or her preconceived notions. This person has a pseudo-science position he... [more]

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