About The Blog Owner

I was born in Boston, MA in 1945, and moved to Lexington, MA as a 9-year-old. I am married to Tricia Rafferty and we have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I am a US Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. I am a retired rehabilitation director and physical therapist. I presently live in Charlotte, NC. Since retirement, I have been volunteering with some secular charities and focusing on promoting science-based thinking. 

You may contact me at thom.raff@gmail.com, or at the links below. However, be forewarned: I don't tolerate personal attacks.

Tom Rafferty

My Media: 
This Blog; My Book; My FB Page; My YouTube channel; My Car

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"Making Stuff Up Is Unwise", The Book

This book is written for the educated individual who is open to objectively examining his or her worldview and the methods used in forming such. It is particularly appropriate for individuals who are religious and/or who are into any form of pseudoscience but are beginning to question their beliefs. The premise that the use of reason, skepticism and science is the best route to the understanding of reality and leads to maximizing well-being for individuals and society at large is well supported. Unlike most books of this nature, it takes a wide and consistent perspective. Religion, alternative medicine, politics, evolution, climate change, conspiracy theories, paranormal activity, education, finance, communication and miscellaneous pseudosciences are addressed. There are so many topics covered, with citations, that it may be considered a beginning reference resource for topics discussed.

"Making Stuff Up Is Unwise", By Tom Rafferty

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(From Making Stuff Up Is Unwise)

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" I focus on:
Helping humanity
Continuing my education
Passing on the best information I can find."
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I have a vision - - -

that education will require universal instruction in civicsfinancial literacy, and critical thinking skills.

that governments around the world, and especially the USA, will renounce authoritarianism and promote true representative democracy, with just economic policies.

that religion, alternatives to medicine, conspiracy theories, and all other pseudo (false) science (knowledge) will be marginalized and science-based thinking will saturate the minds of people globally.

that humanism and empathy for all sentient beings will replace religious dogma globally.

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