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Anti-Skeptics are out of touch with the public

There is much ado, again, about soft targets in skepticism – the topics that are easily dismissed, should be ignored, are a waste of time and effort. 882 more words


Yes, Science.

Ok, I know this is not the first time I’ve shared a John Oliver video from HBO’s Last Week Tonight.  It’s not just that I am a fan (although I am), it’s that he’s like the only celebrity with a major platform from which he consistently shares accurate scientific information. 475 more words


The right way to use NaturalNews and woo sites

Thanks to the many shares, my piece on why you should not use the NaturalNews.com (NN) has gotten some wide distribution. (Not wide enough but I’m never completely happy). 793 more words


Citations needed: Anti-science proponents hate skeptics on Wikipedia

I’ve seen a few remarks going around about how angry the anti-skeptics are about critical comments towards them. Yep, that’s a decent indication that arrows have hit the mark. 1,608 more words


Are Materials Mindful?

Global climate is changing and humans’ burning fossil fuels is a significant contributor to the change.  We burn fossil fuels which adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; … 772 more words


From Skepticism to Faith

Some have great confidence in skeptical scholarship, and I once did, perhaps more than anyone else. If anyone thinks they are assured in their unbelief, I was more committed: born of unbelieving parents, never baptized or dedicated; on scholarly credentials, a PhD from a secular university; as to zeal, mocking the church; as to ideological righteousness, totally radicalized. 120 more words


Truth Behind the Zika Virus

Conspiracy theories will come into the public domain for many reasons, but ultimately because of a lack of understanding. Some of which can be harmless and largely tedious, if not comical due to the ridiculousness by which they claim to be true. 308 more words