I am a former physicist, working on problems in quantitative finance. Before I went to school, I worked as an auto mechanic, campus policeman, factory helot, day laborer and cab driver for a former motorcycle gang (don’t ask). As such, I have what I like to consider a practical, working class perspective on things.
I have a particular dislike of self-anointed “experts,” bad science journalism, magical thinking disguised as “scientific” and popular charlatanry which violates the laws of thermodynamics, and plan on exposing this sort of nonsense to as much popular contempt as I can muster. People may think I’m fighting above my weight class, because many of the people I label as clowns are on television and in important newspapers, much like the stars of “The Bachelor.” I see this as evidence for my position that they are liars and fools, but then, I have a different set of priors than most people do.
I also have a dilettante (in both senses of the word) taste for the obscure and weird in mathematics and physics, and plan on exposing this sort of thing to popular acclaim. Lots of good science is both simple and beautiful, and deserves to be more widely known.
I encourage and respect substantive disagreement, however, if you say something dumb or merely disrespectful, you may get this in reply (2m48s if the smart embed doesn’t work):
I’m presently looking for short term opportunities.