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  • PZ Myers “officially divorce myself from the skeptic movement”
    PZ Myers “officially divorce myself from the skeptic movement”
    Biologists or, rather, Darwinist, PZ Myers has announced “I officially divorce myself from the skeptic movement.” Interestingly, with his divorce proceedings, as it were, he noted, “the existence of gods is not a testable claim...
  • Deconstructing Hysteria One degree of separation
    Deconstructing hysteria: one degree of separation from FRC
    On May 7 and May 8, Ken Klukowski of Breitbart.com posted three more articles attacking the Military Religious Freedom Foundation(MRFF)or the U.S. military over the religious neutrality policy. The first article, "Pentagon began relationship...
  • Lawrence Wilkerson, Joe Wilson, and Mikey Weinstein met with military leaders on April 23 about sexual assault, proselytizing of subordinates and other threats to military cohesiveness
    Sexual assault news follows warnings by 'anti-Christian' military experts
    Military sexual assault revelations on Tuesday and Wednesday seemed to vindicate at least part of the message delivered to U.S. military leaders on April 23 by Larry Wilkerson, Mikey Weinstein, and former ambassador Joe Wilson. A hostile publicity...
  • Michael Shermer
    Not sharing Shermer's values and politics is science abuse
    I have listedMichael Shermer’s evidence to date for a “War on Science”alongside the evidence I used to claim the right was engaged in a War so people could see if they find them equivalent. Then I gave the definition Chris Mooney...
  • Michael Shermer
    Shermer uses different definition of abuse of science for liberals
    Michael Shermer, editor ofSkeptic Magazine, seems to have an ideological need to create a liberal "War on Science" to balance out the undeniable one on the right. Because the universe does not make equivalent examples easy to find,...
  • Paul Kurtz
    Non-theist world mourns Paul Kurtz
    Word was released today of the death of Paul Kurtz, one of the superstars of the non-theist movement. Paul was 86 yrs old, and he lived a life dedicated to expanding understanding of the non-theist worldview.Most recently, he was the Institute for...
  • Haunted House
    Sacramento paranormal, not everything spooky is haunted
    Like many cities and towns with roots in the Gold Rush, Sacramento has its share of ghost stories and legends. However, the vast majority of these tales have no basis in fact. Unfortunately, many people that are interested in paranormal phenomena...
  • Bible, where did Cain get his wife, Adam and Eve, Judaism, Christianity, skeptic
    Where did Cain get his wife?
    How anyone could have ever asked such a question as “Where did Cain get his wife?” is flummoxing enough, but how such a question has persisted for millennia is the stuff of utter dismay.A specific Google search for the particular...
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    The Koran for Critical Readers: Surah 1
    A critical reading of the Koran by a beginner, skeptic, and non-Muslim ...for now (open to it)Surah 1. Al Fatihah (The Opening)In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.Praise be to Allah,The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds;Most...
  • Atheist pastor to speak in Kansas City
    Atheist pastor to speak in Kansas City
    “If I were in there [church on Sunday morning], I know what I’d be doing. And that would be standing up and proclaiming something I not longer believe in.”On March 26, 2012, Teresa MacBain, pastor at Lake Jackson United Methodist...
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    Atheists target harassment in new Code of Conduct
    American Atheists is instituting a Code of Conduct after recent complaints of harassment at various events including inappropriate and aggressive behavior, particularly against women. President of American Atheists David Silverman had the...
  • The skeptical friend
    The skeptical friend
    Some people have this way of always looking at everything as the glass half empty. They see life from the perspective that everything that can go wrong will go wrong. They live in this hopelessness that never ends and transcends into their every...
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    Skeptical about skeptics
    [Hat tip to my friend Mike Gargan for inspiring this article during the course of our mutual admiration for the beauty of the cosmos.]I've said before that my main interest in terms of a profession is writing detective novels.Usually, I know...
  • Dr. Steven Novella, MD
    Dr. Steve Novella comments on 'alternative medicine' at Marywood health fair
    On November 2, Marywood University hosted a health fair dubbed “Fall For Fitness Health Fair & Flu Clinic.” One would assume that a health fair hosted at Marywood University would be offering all evidence-based health advice and...
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    Grace
    As I travel through parts of the Southeast US I see plenty of churches, and scanning the radio stations I’m bombarded with advice on how to get right with Jesus. So when I made a comment to a convenience store clerk in Virginia about not...