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The end?

What is it that totally shows the ending of the road. Is there a dramatic climax or just a slow ebbing towards the end?
Can there be one singular action. 45 more words

Religious Confusion

How'd I get Here?

Honestly, I’m not sure how I came to be a part of City Church of Sacramento.

It was a regular Sunday morning that I rolled over and sent a good morning text to my besti Diane, who’s a member there. 501 more words

Making A Difference

Skeptics: Stop Calling Deniers "Skeptics"

As climate denial goes the way of snake oil and table tipping, real Skeptics would like the media to please stop sullying their good name. 1,083 more words

Crock Of The Week

pendantry reblogged this on Wibble and commented:

This call by (real) sceptics to stop conflating 'skeptic' and 'denier' deserves to be better publicised. Denial of scientific fact is not scepticism! For clarification, I'll steal the words of one of the commenters, lesliegraham1:

The word denier dates from the 15th century and simply means ‘one who denies’. “…Denialism is the employment of rhetorical tactics to give the appearance of argument or legitimate debate, when in actuality there is none. These false arguments are used when one has few or no facts to support one’s viewpoint against a scientific consensus or against overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They are effective in distracting from actual useful debate using emotionally appealing, but ultimately empty and illogical assertions….” That definition fits climate change deniers to an absolute ‘T’. There is simply no other word in the English language that is more apt.
The comment thread (in the original) makes for some entertaining reading, as the resident troll on climatecrocks flaps around wittering about 'the pause'.

compare and contrast: mrsa and climate

Most readers are familiar with the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA. Anyone who works in a hospital or has visited one on a regular basis lately knows about the stringent measures being to taken to try to keep this under control. 382 more words

Personal And None Of Your Business

Indian Skeptic

Coming from a land of heavy spiritualism, uncountable gods and goddesses, and thousands of years of myth and lore, becoming an atheist and, moreover, coming out as one felt strongly like I was losing a large part of my identity and heritage. 579 more words

Atheism

An Introduction - Rational Reflection

It was during a recent visit to the local mall—while eating one of those donuts with the multicoloured sprinkles on top—when it dawned on me that I hadn’t given this blog a proper introduction.  397 more words

Humor

Participating or Not Participating, That is the Question

Politics and participation, civic engagement. Hardest struggle of all for an individual. Hardest I mean, thing we mostly ignore during our daily life and shortly after regret ignoring it. 485 more words