About Andrew

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Hello fellow seeker!

I’m Andrew.

I live in Longmont, Colorado with my wife, graphic designer and chef extraordinaire Lisa, and my two beautiful daughters, Nina, 4, and Lilah, 1,

The tagline of my site is “science for seekers”, and reconciling reason and spirituality is my passion.  I believe that by applying the tools of science and critical thinking we can come to understand the true miracle of the Universe, and better learn how to help our fellow beings.

I hold a Ph.D. in education research methods from the University of Colorado. I run a small consulting company which helps organizations maximize the impact of social programs .  I also I love running, curating my iTunes music library, travelling anywhere and everywhere, and striving to challenge assumptions about how life ought to be lived.

If you share some of the same passions I do, I hope you’ll get in touch with me and tell me what’s on your mind.

From the blog

The Moral Imperative of Effective Altruism

This past August, a thousand or so entrepreneurs gathered in Berkeley, California to talk about making the world a better place. They represented the usual suspects you’d find at a Bay Area conference – data wonks, business strategists, venture capitalists, and...

Is The Universe Conscious?

I’ve been doing some reading lately about the role of consciousness in the Universe. Now up is Beyond Biocentrism, by Robert Lanza, one of the world’s most famous scientists. Lanza’s premise is that life is not merely an accidental outcome of a...

A Critical Thinking Perspective On The Election

The election is only eleven days away, and thank God for that. It’s creating unprecedented levels of anxiety and making lots of us wonder how, exactly, we all ended up in this place. It astounds me that anyone is still actually undecided, given the wealth of...

Why Americans Don’t Trust Charities

An article in this week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that 1 in 3 Americans lacks faith in charities, according to a new poll: More than 80 percent said charities do a very good or somewhat good job helping people. But a significant number expressed concern...