Category Archives: Psychology

Would you support this company?

Imagine a company and it’s CEO. We’ll call him Bob. Bob’s father, Robert, was the founder of this company, and ran it himself for many years. A while back he gave 50% control to Bob. Although technically they are equal … Continue reading

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Discrepancies don’t shake Christians’ faith in the Bible

I came across this article and thought it was quite interesting, especially from a mainstream source like the Washington Post. I think it is a great example of cognitive dissonance. And the comments (for example one commenter says: “the Bible … Continue reading

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An Open Question For Believers

This is a question I have often had for believers, but I’ve never really gotten a straight answer. If you believe that people can talk to god (like Moses, Noah, etc) and/or jesus after his death (the apostles, Paul, etc) … Continue reading

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Leverage – The Future Job

What is Leverage is the first question you should ask. Well it’s a decent enough TV show from TNT. Each episode is essentially Ocean’s 11 in 40 minutes on a weekly basis. It’s not groundbreaking television by any stretch of … Continue reading

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Quote Of The Moment

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” – Albert “Skippy” Einstein

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An “interesting” bumper sticker

Running some errands today I was behind a car with what I felt was an odd bumper sticker. Unfortunately I was unable to take a picture of it while driving, but I found the same one online. I have seen … Continue reading

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Hard Evidence – Seven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

As always Christopher Hitchens seems to have a spectacular way with words to describe the situation at hand… [Originally posted at: Slate Magazine] The admonition not to rush to judgment or jump to conclusions might sound fair and prudent enough, … Continue reading

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Ethical Question Of The Moment

One of the many podcasts I listen to is Skeptically Speaking. In the most recent episode on Human Research Ethics one of the listeners asked a question that made me laugh, but also made me question and wonder what the … Continue reading

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A more positive public image for atheists/skeptics…

You hear this often in media when an atheist or skeptic is going up against a believer… Richard Dawkins is an unapologetic atheist. Sam Harris is a outspoken non-believer. James Randi is a strident skeptic. Most recently I came across … Continue reading

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(Fill In Celebrity Name) Believes in …, Therefore I Should As Well

I’d like to start off with an admission of guilt. I’m just as guilty of this as others. I have used this concept myself (referring to Celebrity Atheists for example) in the past, and I’m sure I’ll do it again in … Continue reading

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