I support the LGBTQRS community, July 10, 2020.

Genocide is a crime under international law, June 29, 2020.

to save others, November 30, 2019.

Harness your biopotential, or, How to measure a heartbeat in approximately twelve steps, August 1, 2019.

Here find the clouds, here be the rain, July 16, 2019.

Another place to go when you’re gone, May 22, 2019.

Death by a thousand clicks? Death to a thousand clicks!, April 5, 2019.

C. C. Little and the American Eugenics Society, March 21, 2019.

A tragedy in Guatemala, February 16, 2019.

What you might not otherwise be told today, December 7, 2018.

Chromosome testing, October 28, 2018.

How ephemeral even recent history is, October 25, 2018.

A historical moment, soon to be footnote, to notice, October 15, 2018.

Medical device history right before our eyes, September 24, 2018.

Rule 5, Section 4, Article 3, Item 7 , September 7, 2018.



The Global Ventilator Race, May 19, 2020.

An interview on mechanical ventilator production with Nolan Finley, April 8, 2020. 

The Bioethics of (Dis)(Ability), October 17, 2019.

A BIONIC Lunch on The Quantified Self, September 24, 2019.

Consequences of the Quantified Self, May 3, 2019.

Ethics in the “real world”: The Implant Files, January 23, 2019.

Case 8: Death be not proud, late 2018.

Romulus and Remus and CRISPR/Cas9, September 20, 2018.

The Biomedical Condition, September 27, 2017.


Something Approaching the Poetic

It’s not that you ever learn, May 14, 2019.

You should be okay with dying, May 9, 2019.

Life is life, January 12, 2019.

Just because one flame goes out, January 11, 2019.

When punching something into shape, January 9, 2019.

Accidental poetry of our bioethics discussions, September 25, 2018.

How does involving knights and knaves in digital circuitry help?, April 19, 2018.

Those night-of-sleep-that-got-away stories, April 18, 2018.

From the pulpit do we preach, March 19, 2018.

A haiku, March 6, 2018.


The Michigan Daily

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Immunizing Michigan“,  The Michigan Daily, January 15, 2014.

B Belmont. “Why we feel cold”, The Michigan Daily, November 13, 2013.

B Belmont. “The problem with ghosts”, The Michigan Daily, October 30, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “(Over)protecting student privacy“,  The Michigan Daily, October 17, 2013.

B Belmont. “Scalia and his devil“, The Michigan Daily, October 17, 2013.

B Belmont. “Asking the right questions”, The Michigan Daily, October 2, 2013.

B Belmont and I Dillingham. “Quiet giant: How the University of Michigan Health System tackles a changing landscape”, The Michigan Daily, October 2, 2013.

B Belmont. “Our bodies, our donations”, The Michigan Daily, September 19, 2013.

B Belmont. “I pledge no allegiance”, The Michigan Daily, September 9, 2013.

B Belmont. “A heartbreaking tale of slowness”, The Michigan Daily, September 4, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “A city in its own right: Downtown revitalization should be a priority for Ann Arbor“, The Michigan Daily, April 7, 2013.

B Belmont. “The lives of mice and men“, The Michigan Daily, March 1, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Scientific accessibility: Obama opens up federally funded research to the public“, The Michigan Daily, March 1, 2013.

B Belmont. “The stories of science”, The Michigan Daily, February 26, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Dropping science (funding): Sequestration could seriously hurt University research“, The Michigan Daily, February 25, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Racism in disguise: Abolish offensive American Indian mascots locally“, The Michigan DailyFebruary 21, 2013.

B Belmont. “Science journalism: the boring and the bombastic”, The Michigan Daily, February 19, 2013.

B Belmont. “Parlez-vous Python?” The Michigan Daily, February 13, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Branded for life: Sex offenders need rehabilitation, not public shaming“, The Michigan Daily, February 5, 2013.

B Belmont. “Freedom from race”, The Michigan Daily, January 31, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Scout’s hypocrisy: Boy Scouts should end anti-gay policies organization-wide” The Michigan Daily, January 31, 2013.

B Belmont. “By the numbers”, The Michigan Daily, December 6, 2012.

B Belmont. “Keep science secular”, The Michigan Daily, November 29, 2012.

B Belmont. “Pseudoscience, real money”, The Michigan Daily, November 14, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “DIY government: Voting essential to maintain democracyThe Michigan Daily, November 6, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “System of a down: Polarized politics limit democratic process“, The Michigan Daily, November 1, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Community service: Local post-secondary education deserves funding“, The Michigan Daily, October 26, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Driving toward the future: Driverless cars should be legalized, innovated in Michigan“, The Michigan DailyOctober 10, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Internet opens education: Take advantage of free online courses“, The Michigan Daily, September 25, 2012.


The Nevada Sagebrush

B Belmont. “James Jay Lee brings the meaning of life question to the forefront of the mind”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 6, 2010.

B Belmont. “Science beats out art and music for the greatest humankind achievement”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 29, 2010.

B Belmont. “Science unraveling the mathematical mysteries of the puzzling Rubik’s cube”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 23, 2010.

B Belmont. “Taboo on questioning religion, religious beliefs ought to be eliminated”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Use scientific method to prove ideas, not just beliefs”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 19, 2010.

B Belmont. “Opinions that are wrong cause harm, should not be respected”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 12, 2010.

B Belmont. “More than one right answer exists to moral questions”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 5, 2010.

B Belmont. “Absurdities plague organizations”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 29, 2010.

B Belmont. “Debate about God reinforces importance of scientific accuracy”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 22, 2010.

B Belmont. “Government taxation is a form of justified theft”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 12, 2010.

B Belmont. “Psychics’ skills rely on lucky guesses, probability”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 2, 2010.

B Belmont. “Homeopathic dosing is a flawed substitute for medicinal cures”, The Nevada Sagebrush, February 23, 2010.

B Belmont. “Horoscopes are a fake system for insight into personalities”, The Nevada Sagebrush, February 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Math proves alien life highly probable, contact unlikely”, The Nevada Sagebrush, January 31, 2010.

B Belmont. “Reason through statements to men meaning or reject as false”, The Nevada Sagebrush, January 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Palindromes appear in nature, dates”, The Nevada Sagebrush, January 17, 2010.

B Belmont. “Mayan prediction of world’s end just a popular myth”, The Nevada Sagebrush, December 7, 2009.

B Belmont. “Use critical thinking skills to avoid believing common myths”, The Nevada Sagebrush, November 30, 2009.

B Belmont. “Humanities complement science in examining world”, The Nevada Sagebrush, November 16, 2009.

B Belmont. “Halloween celebrations prompt questions of zombies’ religion”, The Nevada Sagebrush, November 2, 2009.

B Belmont. “Religion passes down societal values through stories”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 26, 2009.

B Belmont. “Intelligent design Theory Insults Science, Religion”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 19, 2009.

B Belmont. “Nature is not moral, but does encourage morality”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 12, 2009.

B Belmont. “Vegetarianism grounded in neuroscience”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 28, 2009.

B Belmont. “Trivium succeeds in delivering well-thought-out message”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 17, 2016.

B Belmont. “Nicholson still full of fun, witty dialogue”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 10, 2006.

B Belmont. “The rules of moshing”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 3, 2006.

B Belmont. “Pirate party plunders”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 26, 2006.

B Belmont. “Murder film made raunchy”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 19, 2006.

B Belmont. “Dumb, sizzling-hot fraternity boys are only in the movies”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 19, 2006.

B Belmont. “Movie meets drugs, sex and violence”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 6, 2006.


Miscellaneous College Ramblings

B Belmont. “Let’s Imagine”, December 13, 2010.

B Belmont. “Respect for Opinions and the Lack Thereof”, December 9, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Universal Perspective Series: The Football Field of Time”, September 21, 2010

B Belmont. “A Knife, Peas, and Justice”, September 12, 2010.

B Belmont. “Lucretius, the Libertarian?”, September 1, 2010.

B Belmont. “Why Don’t the Rich Kill?”, July 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Has the World Gone Mad?”, July 23, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 4 & 5”, May 20, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 3”, May 15, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 2”, May 12, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 1”, May 11, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 4. Argumentation”, May 3, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 3. Truth”, May 2, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 2. Well-Being”, April 29, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 1. Respect”, April 28, 2010.

B Belmont. “On Being Mean”, April 27, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear G. III, Or; How to Remain Completely Oblivious Even After All This Time”, April 22, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear T., Or; Just Because You Think, Doesn’t Make It So”, April 13, 2010.

B Belmont. “Ought From Is”, April 6, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Philosophy of Philosophy”, April 4, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Criticism of Free Markets”, March 31, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Ennui of Attending a State-Funded School”, March 28, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Sin of Contendedness”, March 16, 2010.

B Belmont. “Ok, So Why This Event?”, March 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Your Outrage, Or; Proof” March 3, 2010.

B Belmont. “Property: A Prelude”, February 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Libertarian Perspective on the Day of Ashura”, February 21, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear G. II, Or; How To Miss The Point, Again”, February 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear G., Or; How To Miss The Point”, February 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Second Great Flaw of Democracy”, January 30, 2010.

B Belmont. “On The First Day Before Christmas: One Powerless Student Body”, December 24, 2009.

B Belmont. “On The Third Day Before Christmas: Three Little Internet Bloggers Blogged About Me”, December 22, 2009.

B Belmont. “On The Fifth Day Before Christmas: Five (plus) Thousand Dollars for Catering”, December 20, 2009.

B Belmont. “On The Eighth Day Before Christmas: Eight Commissioners Once Said To Me”, December 16, 2009.

B Belmont. “On the Tenth Day Before Christmas: Ten Brosefs Chest Bumped Me”, December 15, 2009.

B Belmont. “New ASUN Fee: The Failure of Democracy?”, November 8, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Dr. Pourhritch”, September 28, 2009.

B Belmont. “Computer programs lack thinking capacity of human brains, for now”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 14, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: The Killing Business”, September 14, 2009.

B Belmont. “Multiple processes allow the brain to read with ease”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 7, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Contracts”, September 7, 2009.

B Belmont. “Brain espouses the beauty of science, postmodern literature”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 31, 2009.

B Belmont. “Stop reading this column and start making friends”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 29, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Public Displays of…Cannibalism?”, August 24, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Blatant Falsehoods”, August 17, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Skin Fashions”, August 10, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Pain”, August 3, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Animal Rights”, July 27, 2009.

B Belmont. “This is about self-reference and law (which in addition to being stated several times in the article is also the title).”, July 13, 2009.

B Belmont. “The Placation of Taxation”, July 4, 2009.

B Belmont. “iPorn: Paradoxes and Possibilities”, June 26, 2009.

B Belmont. “Responsibility and the Unknowable”, May 10, 2009.

B Belmont. “Not Following Dumb Laws; Or, Why the VisLupiEstGrex People are Idiots”, May 8, 2009.

B Belmont. “The Package and the Lesson”, April 22, 2009.

B Belmont. “Suicide: The Answer to the “Right to Life” Dilemma of Abortion?”, April 11, 2009.

B Belmont. “A Libertarian Conversation”, April 9, 2009.

B Belmont. “Who Will Lead the Leaders? Or; A Tale of the Blind Leading the Blind”, January 27, 2009.

B Belmont. “”Poor”nography and the Cycles of Government”, January 8, 2009.

B Belmont. “Why I Am Thankful For Wasteful Government”, November 27, 2008.

B Belmont. “Don’t Vote: The Irrationalities of the Election and the Cult of the Vote”, November 26, 2008.

B Belmont. “Nobody 08: Justified; of, The Merits of Not Voting”, October 24, 2008.

B Belmont. “We’re Setting the FIREs to Light the Way”, August 24, 2008.

B Belmont. “Georgia on my mind…but only because the State put it there…”, August 18, 2008.

B Belmont. “Welcome to MurderPark”, August 2, 2008.

B Belmont. “Trans Fats and Capitalistic Acts Between Consenting Adults”, July 26, 2008.


The Maverick Messenger

B Belmont. “Reflections Upon a Broken Youth…”, The Maverick Messenger, June 2006.

B Belmont. “Walkouts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, The Maverick Messenger, April 2006.

B Belmont. “Project Runway: A Poem”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2006.

B Belmont, “…And Not a Drop to Drink”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2006.

B Belmont, “Braveheart Meets Animal Planet”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “Creationism: An Immodest Proposal“, blessed by the Editors and the Journalism Teacher, struck down by the Principal (over ostensibly religious objections), The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “How does glue work?: Silly Science with Barry”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “R.I.P.-Off: Death Inc.”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “Secondhand Smoke: Is it Really a Killer?”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “Sin City/Sim City”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “The Devil’s Dance Floor”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont. “See No Evil, Speak No Evil”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2005.

B Belmont. “Real Eyes Realize Real Lies”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2005.

B Belmont. “House: Catch Up Next Tuesday”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2005.

B Belmont. “Of Mice and Men”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2005.

B Belmont. “Che: More Lennon than Lenin”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2005.

B Belmont. “The Millerites”, Mrs. Morlan’s American Literature H(onors) class, March 18, 2005. 76%. 

B Belmont. “Ghosts? Come on, Get Real!”, The Maverick Messenger, March 2005.

B Belmont. “How Do Refrigerators Work?: Simple Science with Barry”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2005. 

B Belmont. “Global Warming”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2005.

B Belmont. “The End of the World?”, The Maverick Messenger, January 2005.

B Belmont. “The Ten Percent Brain Myth”, The Maverick Messenger, December 2004.

B Belmont. “The Truth about Recycling”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2004.

G Spangler and B Belmont, “The Google Game”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2004.

B Belmont. “Protestors”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2004.

B Belmont. “School Bus Routes Pose Problems”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2003.