Steve Thomas Quotes
“Paul Campos, a newspaper columnist, pointed out that the medieval philosopher William of Occam formulated the principle known as Occam’s Razor: If two hypotheses purport to explain the same data, then, all other things being equal, the simpler hypothesis is to be preferred. “It takes a very simple hypothesis to explain how the Ramseys could have committed this crime,” Campos wrote. “It takes a remarkably elaborate one to explain how anyone else could have.”
“Brittany Gomez, only six months old, was left blind and retarded after being brutally shaken by her baby-sitter, who drew only probation and ninety days in a halfway house after pleading to felony child abuse. Then Brittany died, the case was ruled a homicide, and murder charges were filed. The baby-sitter again pled guilty in exchange for no prison time. She killed a child and never spent a day behind bars.”
- Born: Pomona, California.
- Description: Steve Thomas is an American author and TV personality. In his career Thomas has been the host of the PBS home TV series This Old House from 1989 to 2003 and of Renovation Nation, on Discovery's former Planet Green channel, for two seasons (2008–2010).
Thomas was born in 1952 in Pomona, California as the oldest of six children. His father used to buy and renovate old houses in order to support the growing family. His grandfather Steve Thomas Rooney, who was Episcopal missionary in the Arctic Alaska, was also a DIY guy.
After graduating in philosophy from Evergreen State College, Thomas started to work as a contractor and carpenter. Soon he decided that sailing on open sea is something that will help him see the world. For that reason Thomas bought his first sailboat and set sail over the Pacific. This voyage led him to Satawal where he met Mau Piailug and spent months learning the ancient technique of star path navigation. Here Thomas documented the daily life of Satawal in his book The Last Navigator.
Other best-selling books Steve Thomas Rooney has written include This Old House Kitchens, This Old House Bathrooms, This Old House Guide to American Houses and more.