Articles, essays, and blog posts


‘Searching for alien life means expecting the unexpected – and scientists are surprisingly good at that’

Article in The Conversation, published November 2019.


Interview with Premise Podcast, August 2019

The relationship between science and philosophy



‘The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades’

Article in The Conversation, published June 2018.


Auxiliary hypotheses

‘Sommerfeld’s miracle: the ultimate historical challenge to scientific realism’

Article in Auxiliary Hypotheses, the blog of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, published February 2017.


‘Contemporary scientific realism and the 1811 gill slit prediction’

Article in Auxiliary Hypotheses, the blog of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, published June 2015. 


‘Is Science Inconsistent?’

Blog post in the Oxford University Press blog, published December 2013.