Xomgsmith, RAZ was a treasure without equal. The pain of your loss is shared by many of us.
I first encountered him during the W administration on a Netscape message board and was deeply impressed with both his knowledge and his decency. I always looked for his posts, knowing he'd bring some pertinent info (and worthwhile perspective) to any conversation. His commitment to applying science and reason as a lens through which to view reality was passionate and unwavering.
Great respect is due.
His Silly Design Institute post can be found here: