About

Mark Aaron Alsip

Mark Aaron Alsip

I write from the viewpoint of a science-minded skeptic.  My target audience is those who may not particularly be in love with science, but are worried that they’re not getting the whole story from pseudoscientists such as Mercola, March Against Monsanto, Food Babe, Dr. Oz, and the dangerous anti-vaccination crowd.

My degree is in computer science, with an additional two years of life sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.).  I also minored in math and computer electronics.  I’ve worked primarily in the medical and aerospace industries.

 

flu vac

My 45th completely safe flu vaccination. I’m not dead yet.

Career highlights include working with pharmacists and doctors on development of a rather complicated drug interaction/contraindication system (which explains my love for medicine), and a role as network lead/developer on the IDEX II system currently on display in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

 

Ham Radio

Field Day, 1979.  A love of foreign languages helps with amateur radio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a passionate astronomer, amateur radio operator, and published photographer.  When possible I also donate photography to science outreach programs such as those sponsored by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the European Southern Observatory.

me in niger

2006 Solar Eclipse Expedition to Niger, North Africa. I’ve always loved astronomy.

 

 

In my spare time I’m active in duathlons, bicycle racing, and running.  I especially enjoy participating in charity race events with my wife.  In 2014 we competed in just under 50 races and hope to break that record in 2015. Of all the hate mail I get from pseudoscience lovers, my favorites are the pieces assuming I’m an unhealthy individual who’ll soon be dead due to all the “toxins” in my body.

duathlon

Haters from the anti-vaxx and non-GMO crowds always leave me hate mail saying I’ll soon be dead because  of “unhealthy toxic living”.  I just laugh and hope to meet them in a race sometime 🙂

 

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