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Intelligent Design

Intelligent design begins with a seemingly innocuous question: Can objects, even if nothing is known about how they arose, exhibit features that reliably signal the action of an intelligent cause? To see what’s at stake, consider Mount Rushmore. The evidence…

Dave Tomar’s New Book on Contract Cheating

David Tomar just published, through, a book titled The Complete Guide to Contract Cheating in Higher Education. Tomar was for a decade an academic ghostwriter, writing term papers that students would then turn in as their own work. Contract…

Unraveling Steve Dalkowski’s 110 MPH Fastball: The Making of the Fastest Baseball Pitcher Ever

In October 2020, Influence Publishers released my biography, coauthored with Alex Thomas and Brian Vikander, of baseball pitcher Steve Dalkowski. Titled Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher, the book is available through Amazon in hardcopy, ebook, and audio. There used to be a book website,, but that has now been redirected to this page. Of all the items available on the book website, the article below by my coauthors and me is perhaps the most important, trying to come to terms realistically with how Dalkowski could have reached the phenomenal pitching velocities widely ascribed to him. The rest of the items from have been moved over to and are linked to below. All this material valuably supplements the book.