Welcome to Living With Evidence!
If you’re interested in science’s answers to life’s questions – and seeing unreliable claims debunked – then this newsletter could be for you.
My name is Hilda Bastian, and I’m a writer, cartoonist, and scientist (PhD; she/her). You can read a bit more about me, and my path into a career in evidence, in my first post.
In this newsletter, I’ll chat about what I’m writing and thinking about, including stories about lesser-known scientists from the past. And as the comedic possibilities of clinical epidemiology are known to be limitless (!), you can expect cartoons about research and statistics as well.
I write mostly at The Atlantic and my blogs: Absolutely Maybe is science-focused – it’s at PLOS (the Public Library of Science); Statistically Funny is for cartoons and research explainers; and Grief Collection digs into the evidence about grief. I’m active on Mastodon @firstname.lastname@example.org and Wikipedia. If you’d like to connect and share on Facebook, I’m there, too. I’m at Twitter @hildabast for now.
I plan to send out a newsletter at least every week or two. Thanks for dropping by!