Philosopher Nick Bostrom wrote a paper that makes a fascinating suggestion: You could be living in a simulation. ABSTRACT. This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a “posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization
Happy Father’s Day. One of the nice things about doing humor research is that I get to do fun interviews with fancy media outlets, such as NPR. They called this week to talk about dad jokes. FULL ARTICLE. There is a tendency to make fun of dads and their jokes.
I am developing more applied professional talks that translate humor research into actionable takeaways for a business audience. Which of you these two talks would you be more interested in hearing? What’s so Funny about Business: Six Ways that Humor Benefits Your Career. Work does not have to be the
I recently celebrated a birthday. Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t care about my birthday. This one was quite nice, however. I happened to be in Jordan with friends. I just found myself thinking how lucky I am to have good health, good friends, and the ability
I have written about T-hacking (here and here). What is T-hacking? T-hacking — short for “theory hacking” — is the practice of excluding or mischaracterizing relevant theory or findings from the conceptual development of a paper. T-hacking benefits the t-hacker by boosting the theoretical contribution of the research and thus
I was recently invited by the Center of the American West to join two good friend–Adam Bradley and Shane Mauss–to talk about the interplay of music and humor. Here is the video of the event. And here is the awkward promotional video for the event. You might enjoy the bloopers at
Find out on Saturday, March 18th as Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts hosts Funny or True?, the comedy game show where the audience gets to decide. Funny or True? pits scientists against comedians to see who is smartest and funniest. The audience uses their smartphone to vote in real-time for their favorite