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Can religious children distinguish fantasy from reality? (YES...)


A recent study by Corriveau et al. published in Cognitive Science purporting to examine the differences in abilities to distinguish fantasy from reality between children from religious and non-religious backgrounds received a surprising amount of media attention. 2,224 more words

Skepticism

The Problem of Evil

If God is both omnipotent and omnibenevolent then there should be no evil in the world. The problem of evil is a philosophy that points this out, and refutes the western idea of God. 214 more words

Philosophy

No More Heroes

I fear that I am bloodless, devoid of the passion to support any particular cause with real vigour. I worry that, because I am not an activist and I don’t add my voice to causes I sympathise with, I am somehow lacking. 894 more words

On definition continued

“The mental process of choosing is the function that we call “free will”.”

“The belief that free will is only an illusion leads to bad moral results.” 513 more words

Philosophy

Brief Debunk - Precognition

Information: All stimuli experienced by humans are interpreted through one’s senses. This sense-data, or information, must therefore be sent backwards through time from the event causing the precognitive information to manifest in the present. 324 more words

Debunking & Skepticism

Us vs. Them or “plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose”

When I was much younger I once voted for the Progressive Conservative party of Canada in a federal election and, this has shocked people who know me well. 762 more words

Skepticism

There's Nothing Sinister Lurking in That Baby Formula

This is a guest post by Laura Creek Newman, RD, critically examining health claims about infant formula made by Meghan Telpner, “Nutritionista”, in her recent article… 2,771 more words

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