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Eugenie Scott on the Stealth of Science Denialism

Eugenie Scott on the Stealth of Science Denialism

by Paul the Morning Heretic
August 21, 2012

This October, Dr. Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education, will speak at the much-anticipated CSICon 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. She’ll be focusing on the anti-science initiatives now rampaging their way into Tennessee schools, and I wanted to get some perspective from her about where all this troubling activity is leading, and what’s behind it all.

CFI Kenya Report: An Approach Towards a Humanistic Africa

CFI Kenya Report: An Approach Towards a Humanistic Africa

by George Ongere
August 17, 2012

Due to the continued poverty, corruption, and other disasters of the third world, most East Africans and a good number Africans in general have avoided thinking and believing that they came through the gradual process called evolution.

Sigourney Randi

Sigourney Randi

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
August 8, 2012

«Hola, Petey. ¿Puedes oírme? ¡Si no puedes, tienes un problema!», decía Elizabeth Popoff por radio a su marido el 23 de febrero de 1986. El telepredicador Peter Popoff estaba a punto de hacer una de sus demostraciones de sanación por mediación divina en un abarrotado Auditorio Cívico de San Francisco.

A Change For The Better: The Geek Manifesto – An Interview With Mark Henderson

A Change For The Better: The Geek Manifesto – An Interview With Mark Henderson

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
August 6, 2012

After the first QEDCon in 2011, I interviewed Mark Henderson for Token Skeptic Episode #55, while attending a session of the Westminster Skeptics in the pub. We talked about a book he was in the process of writing while working as the Science Editor for The Times newspaper. That book, The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters, is out now.

The Consequences of “Stupid”

The Consequences of “Stupid”

by Hayley Stevens
Guest Opinion
July 30, 2012

Falling into the trap of illogical thinking is very easy. You can quickly invest a lot of yourself into your new beliefs, and thus they become an important part of your life. I speak from experience when I say that calling people who hold such beliefs “stupid” because of their lack of rationale does nothing to make them reconsider the conclusions they have reached about those subjects.

Astrology: More like Religion Than Science

Astrology: More like Religion Than Science

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
July 25, 2012

Proponents have no plausible explanation for how astrology might work. Whenever you have to resort to “insert supernatural here,” your concept is no longer a scientifically testable hypothesis.

Unification of Forces: The Muslim, the Atheist, and the Higgs

Unification of Forces: The Muslim, the Atheist, and the Higgs

by Austin Dacey
Circumnavigations
July 20, 2012

The first Muslim Nobel Laureate scientist was shunned by his native Pakistan.

Decisions, Decisions: The Problem with “You Decide.”

Decisions, Decisions: The Problem with “You Decide.”

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
July 2, 2012

My memory may be biased, but doesn’t it seem like every unsolved mystery television program has ended with the proposition “you decide?”

Creationism, Accelerated Christian Education, and the Loch Ness Monster

Creationism, Accelerated Christian Education, and the Loch Ness Monster

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
June 29, 2012

An Interview With Jonny Scaramanga

Indian Idol

Indian Idol

by Austin Dacey
Circumnavigations
June 25, 2012

The case against Sanal Edamaruku reveals the inherent flaws in legally protecting “religious feelings.”

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