Ian Underwood, Author at Granite Grok

Ian Underwood

Ian Underwood has been a planetary scientist and artificial intelligence researcher for NASA, the director of the renowned Ask Dr. Math service, co-founder of Bardo Farm and Shaolin Rifleworks, and a popular speaker at liberty-related events. He lives in Croydon, New Hampshire.

Covo Codes

It would be nice to have some kind of published list of businesses that aren’t COVID-crazy — businesses that now welcome customers who aren’t wearing masks, and later will welcome those who don’t carry ‘vaccine passports.’

The best way to defend gun rights may be to attack religious freedom

President* Biden claimed today that ‘no amendment to the Constitution is absolute’. The idea that no rights are absolute is demonstrably wrong, as is the dumb example that he relied on to illustrate it.  But we can ignore that for the moment. I say we take him at his word — not because he’s right, …

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Bidenomics

President* Biden appears bent on pumping untold amounts of money into the economy, and predictably people are raising concerns that this will cause significant inflation, and even hyper-inflation. But those worriers are thinking about money in the old, ‘economic’ sense, because they haven’t read the fine print.  (With the size of modern bills, who has …

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They Don’t Even Have to Pretend Anymore

It’s one thing to hear outsiders making claims about conspiracies among political insiders to use the COVID panic to implement power grabs in areas having nothing to do with public health. They’re just conspiracy nuts, right?

The War on Drugs Made the War on COVID Possible

Imagine a ‘public health’ crisis, in which: The media, and both major political parties, cooperate to weave an ‘official narrative’ about how the crisis was caused and what needs to be done about it. People who wish to share facts, or express opinions, that are not aligned with this narrative are defunded, defamed, and deplatformed. …

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