Religion and SpiritualitySkepticism

What Do Jesus, Mayans and Particle Accelarators Have In Common?

There seems to be something ingrained in human nature that makes us completely obsessed with death. Maybe it’s something about its inevitability that fascinates us- or maybe we’re all just kind of morbid. Either way, it can’t be denied that every time a new theory about how the world is …

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CryptozoologyEscape from the Woo ZooSkepticism

Escape From the Woo Zoo: What Do You Mean, Nessie Isn’t Real?!

When I was a little kid, I loved dinosaurs. It all started with a school project about them when I was five, and by a TV show called Walking With Dinosaurs that was broadcast around the same time. It’s no surprise, then, that when I discovered the legendary Loch Ness Monster …

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Skepticism

“Sceptic” Is Not a Swear Word

sceptic archaic and US, skeptic [ˈskɛptɪk] n  1. (Philosophy) a person who habitually doubts the authenticity of accepted beliefs 2. a person who mistrusts people, ideas, etc., in general [from Latin scepticus- thoughtful, inquiring : from Greek skeptikos- one who reflects upon, from skeptesthai- to consider] Even looking at the origins of the word “sceptic”, it’s easy …

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Meta Stuff

New Teen Skepchick on the Block

Buongiorno, everyone! My name is Beccy, I’m 16, and I’m the newest member of the TS team. I’m really excited to be a part of all this sceptical blogging wonderful-ness, and I hope that I’ll be able to contribute something worthwhile to the site.

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