Near-Earth Object is a weblog by me, Paul Fidalgo, about culture, technology, religion, books, media, politics, and my own considerable difficulty with being human. You can follow the blog on Facebook.

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About Paul


I’m an actor, musician, writer, and father.

In 2016, at the age of 38, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, also known as autism spectrum disorder.

Since 2012 I have been the communications director of the Center for Inquiry, a secular humanist and skeptic organization (which of course does not necessarily endorse any of my opinions that are expressed on this or any other platform). I host its flagship podcast Point of Inquiry, and every weekday I write the CFI blog The Morning Heresy.

After about a decade as a professional actor, I earned a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and worked in various areas of national politics. I now live in Maine.

I was for a time a contributor to the blog Friendly Atheist.

I have an idea: Go and explore my other Internet manifestations so you can feel like you really know me.