Electrons, the Holy Trinity, and the arrogance of pseudo-skepticism

[image: electrons behaving as a wave in one of the two conditions of the double slit experiment, Wikimedia; this is essay #323 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

I spent the last few days in Padua, northern Italy. I was attending the annual CICAP Fest, a 3-day long festival on science and skepticism organized by the Comitato Italiano per il Controllo delle Affermazioni sulle Pseudoscienze (the Italian Committee for the Investigation of Claims of the Pseudosciences). It was a fun excuse to see some old friends, enjoy the sights and…