Of average height, snappy, often bellicose. Formerly filled with lard but has turned vegan, so possibly filled with fibre or rice bran oil. Possibly the product of a family unit.
All these things and more are the kinds of speech acts people might be inclined to utter about the author of this blog. Matthew is more frequently than not engaged in some action, and the author defies gravity in the normal fashion whilst prodding the proles and up-slapping the toffs in what can only be called “his comic fashion (as done in hospitals).” Completely1 informed on matters of note, as long as they interest him, the author wishes to be remembered for having done the right thing by the wrong people.
He is currently alive and thinking of wax lions.
On a slightly more serious note, the author recently finished his PhD dissertation on the epistemology of conspiracy theories.
You can read it here.
He can currently be found teaching in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland.
He can be contacted via the magic of reinterpreted e-mail links at: m-dot-dentith-at-episto-dot-org and he tweets as gentleman explorer of the arcane and creamy, Mr. @HORansome.
He has been called, disdainfully, one of New Zealand’s top debunkers and a king sceptic by Will Ryan of the New Zealand 9/11 Truth Movement, which surely must count for something. Kerry Bolton, former National Front member, claims that Matthew is out to ridicule conspiracy theories along with his Marxist mate, Scott Hamilton.
He currently has a slot on the radio (95bFM for you Auckland-based listeners; people outside of Auckland can listen live here or download a podcast here every Thursday morning at the pleasantly early time of 8:15AM (that’s the morning folks; who knew such early points of the day really existed).