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Barrett Brown

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Barrett Brown is the instigator of Project PM, a distributed cartel intended to reduce certain structural deficits that have arisen in the news media. He's a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and True/Slant. His first book, Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Easter Bunny, was released in 2007; his second, Hot, Fat, and Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures of the American Chattering Class, is set for publication in 2010. Brown can be reached via e-mail at

Skepticism in the Face of Evidence Is No Virtue

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February 16, 2011

If dictators are so fond of the Internet, as some claim, why did Mubarak turn the damn thing off?

A Modern Solution to An Age-Old Problem

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October 11, 2010

Clearly it is not the science but rather the journalism that constitutes the limiting factor in the quality of science journalism.

Skepticism is Best Left to the Skeptics

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August 20, 2010

Foreign Policy runs a regular feature titled "Think Again," in which one or another contributor addresses an issue he deems has been misunderstood.

A Tale of Two Internets

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June 29, 2010

it is extraordinarily likely that some large segment of the general population hase vastly increased their knowledge and skepticism.

The Internet and the Republic of Skepticism, Part Two

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May 3, 2010

I spent a portion of last year reading through more than a decade of accumulated columns and articles by the United States’...

The Internet and the Republic of Skepticism, Part One

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March 18, 2010

Having recently found myself in need of an anecdote with which to make some allegedly clever point about man's track record in predicting his own...

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