First post, hello everyone. On many forums there is a New Member Introductions thread usually located in the Forum Feedback section, so I thought I might kick one off here. [Mentors: I did search the forum a bit, but if I missed the dedicated thread for this, pls forgive my noob mistake and just merge this into the proper thread.] My handle is Hlafordlaes, which is Old English for "lordless," meaning no sworn loyalties. Old English Hlaford is derived from "loaf-guard," as presumably a clan or feudal lord would be the one dispensing the bread. At any rate, for me the handle fits my desire to forswear loyalty to anything but truth and reason. I am mostly concerned with building an informed world view and debunking my cognitive biases, which in spite of great effort do sort of linger, like a bad cold. I come to PF from another forum which is limited to fewer areas of science, and lacking in a general discussion area, so I am hopeful PF will prove to be a nice improvement. I also like what I've read of the rules, yet hope there may be some small leeway for newcomers who may inadvertently step slightly out of bounds (not that I wish to engage knowingly in any misbehavior). And one question while on rules: one cannot reveal one's city of residence, is that correct? That's something that might be germane at some point in a general discussion of events around the world, so I'd like that clarified if possible. I look forward to meeting all the regulars in the forums.