Category Archives: Skepticism

Penn and Teller Sometimes Argue Really Badly

I don’t know how I had not come across this blog previously, but it seems there are still many great resources out there I have not yet tapped… [Originally posted at: The Gotham Skeptic] <snip> And now that I’ve praised … Continue reading

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Penn & Teller BS: Holier Than Thou

Penn and Teller reveal that Mahatma Ghandi was a racist, Mother Teresa a religious zealot who was happy to see the poor suffer, and that the Dalai Lama is not as squeaky clean as he seems.

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Accepting My Atheism

I am an atheist. It took me many years and much searching for the right words to describe myself, but I can say it today. I may not fit all of the stereotypes, but I am an atheist. I don’t have any hesitation with the words. I am many things, among them being I am an atheist. I don’t have any feeling of regret, or feel that I am missing out on anything in my life. I am more than just skeptical of religion, I am an atheist.

But, I should start at the beginning, where all good tales begin. I was not catholic, but I was raised to be catholic. Continue reading

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CFI Needs Your Immediate Help to Close an Extraordinary Budget Gap!

For many years, an anonymous donor has provided very generous support to the Council for Secular Humanism, an affiliate of the Center for Inquiry (CFI).  In recent years, this donor has given $800,000 annually.  This sum is equivalent to about … Continue reading

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D. J. Grothe “Skepticism is a Humanism”

“Skepticism is a Humanism”D. J. Grothe is the president of the James Randi Educaitonal Foundation (http://randi.org) For more info, please visit http://necsscon.org You can purchase the full DVD set of the NECSS 2009 talks at http://necsscon.org/storeThe DVD set for NECSS … Continue reading

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inFact… with Brian Dunning

Do you find yourself sometimes questioning claims but not knowing where to look for the correct information? Do you think that the best way to learn is through evidence, and not anecdotes? Do you have a few minutes to kill … Continue reading

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Happy Skeptical Valentine’s Day!

[Originally Posted at: The Skeptical Teacher] In true Skeptical Teacher form, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, but in a way that will teach a good skeptical lesson.  I was inspired by today’s Astronomy Picture of the … Continue reading

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6 Logical Fallacies That Cost You Money Every Day

I’m constantly surprised when I find something “main-stream” that refers to skepticism or looks at topics skeptically. But it seems that I see this type of thinking quite often on one unlikely source, a comedy website… Who knew:    Science + … Continue reading

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Top Ten Creationist Arguments

We hear the same Creationist arguments SO OFTEN, we decided to assemble our 10 favorites and address them here. Feel free to use this video as a response to the Creationists in your circle.

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Sceptics Beware: The Dangers of Debunking Myths

[Originally posted at: The Lay Scientist] Here is a PDF (Schwarz et al) that discusses attempts to improve decision-making – and the frequent failures of these attempts. Ironically, the more people try to consider the opposite, the more they often … Continue reading

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