Troithulu is my pseudonymous handle, coined by kickass SF writer S.A. Barton at a long-defunct gaming and comics shop many years ago. This and my other blogs are experiments in free-form writing, and generally sharing my views on a number of topics, including scientific skepticism and a love for those jagged little forms known as fractals.
I have a complicated relationship to the word skeptic, with deep issues concerning labels, so I sometimes refer to myself as a skeptical humanist, while my current preferred term is weird skeptic, as I’m not much of a joiner when it comes to membership in any organization.
I believe in and strive toward both scientific skepticism as a methodology, and in humanist ethics and ideals.
While there are certain “thought leaders” (as if a collection of social movements with a reputation for being as difficult to organize as herding cats could have leaders…) in the various atheist and skeptical communities I’d truly rather not be associated with, there are also those critical thinkers and science communicators I’m proud to call comrades, associates, fellow travellers, and friends.
I neither claim to be particularly rational nor all that logical, as those are things I strive for, a process directed toward accepting and knowing more true things and believing fewer false things, of better apprehending reality and distinguishing it from fantasy, however enjoyable the latter may be in fiction.
Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy your stay.