William Weyer’s Profile

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about William.

William's Recent Updates

Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you're afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can't run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience---you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don't live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.
Alysha Speer
Given the power and influence that science increasingly has in our daily lives, it is important that we as citizens of an open and democratic society learn to separate good science from bunk. This is not just a matter of intellectual curiosity, as it affects where large portions of our tax money go, and in some cases even whether people’s lives are lost as a result of nonsense.Massimo Pigliucci
[T]he downside of skepticism: it can easily turn into an arrogant position of a priori rejection of any new phenomenon or idea, a position that is as lacking in critical thinking as the one of the true believer, and that simply does not help either science or the public at large.Massimo Pigliucci
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker Vote on this list »
William Weyer is now following Zena Ryder's reviews
Attack of the Theocrats! by Sean Faircloth
" Not including references is an unforgivable sin. I've no problem with anecdotes — indeed I agree with Faircloth that they're necessary, in order to pique people's interest and activate their compassion — but the claims he makes necessitate referen... " Read more of this review »
Attack of the Theocrats! by Sean Faircloth
" Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It by Sean Faircloth

"Attack of the Theocrats" is the brief yet effective book on how the religious right has used their political clout to cause harm to the r... " Read more of this review »
William Weyer is now a fan of Sean Faircloth
William Weyer and 10 other people liked Lena's review of Bad Science:
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
" Ben Goldacre is a man with a mission. A UK doctor who writes a column for the Guardian, he'd like it very much if people would stop making their health decisions on the basis of crap science.

Unfortunately, there is an awful lot of crap science out... " Read more of this review »
Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of William's books…
Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
Frank Zappa

Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Abraham Lincoln
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.”
Abraham Lincoln

Allen Saunders
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 4811 members — last activity 1 hour, 22 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Author Q&A Groups, the newsl...more
42825 Brain Science Podcast — 449 members — last activity Apr 15, 2014 05:30AM
This is a discussion forum for fans of the Brain Science Podcast. The Brain Science Podcast is "for everyone who has a brain;" which hopefully include...more
43518 Skepticality — 24 members — last activity Mar 17, 2013 10:46AM
The group for fans of the Skepticality Podcast.
2072 Atheists and Skeptics — 1974 members — last activity Apr 11, 2014 09:27PM
This is a group meant for the discussion of atheism and skepticism and the books associated with both. Recommending books arguing for or against relig...more
37772 Mathematics Students — 196 members — last activity Apr 11, 2014 02:36PM
This group is for people interested in mathematics at the college level. All are welcome. Professor and students never stop learning mathematics, henc...more
More of William’s groups…
306 books | 3,949 friends

Derek C...
130 books | 688 friends

Dragos ...
2 books | 145 friends

0 books | 247 friends

189 books | 2,802 friends

Simi Ha...
96 books | 9 friends

Donald ...
74 books | 22 friends

Jason A...
1 book | 103 friends

More friends…
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Greatest Psychology Books
396 books — 429 voters
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin HobbThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. LewisEragon by Christopher Paolini
The Best Epic Fantasy
2,123 books — 13,723 voters


Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
4 (0.0%)

2 (50.0%)

1 (20.0%)

991172 out of 2464336


best streak:

questions added:

Polls voted on by this member