Alternative MedicineScience

Darque Tan: Manipulative, Shady Articles vs. Google Scholar

So here I am on Facebook and along the side appears an advertisement for Darque Tan‘s Facebook page. The ad says that if I like the page they will send me a free $25 gift card. I proceed there with no real intention of getting the gift card, but out …

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Skepticism

Food for Freethought

Now here’s an idea that not only promotes freethinking but also helps out those in need. It’s also an offer a true nerdy bookworm like me can’t refuse: bring a food item to be donated to a food bank, and get a free book! Food for Freethought is a local …

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Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

Spontaneous Philosophical Tea Party™

It’s a SPONTANEOUS philosophical tea party™! A lot of the time when people do nasty things they have justifications in their minds for why what they’re doing is the right thing to do. For instance, if you burn a witch at stake you probably think you’re doing it to protect …

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Religion and Spirituality

Paedophiles, Millstones and Hellfire

I just couldn’t resist sharing this short article on the Pope’s promises of hellfire for priests who abuse children. In the article, the Pope promised that the punishment awaiting the priests in Hell was greater than the secular death penalty. As Ben Goldacre put it on Twitter… “you will be …

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Skepticism

A Ten Step Guide to Intellectual Discussion in High School

Inspired while eating lunch today in the school cafeteria. Get really really angry. Assume at all costs, and no matter how absurd your opponents beliefs seem, that the person is just stupider than you are and isn’t trying to pull a satirical fast one on you. Take the assumed moral …

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Science: A Love Letter

This sprouted as a refutation to this quote from Angels and Demons: “Science may have alleviated the miseries of disease and drudgery and provided an array of gadgetry for our entertainment and convenience, but it has left us in a world without wonder… The rift between us grows deeper and …

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Creationism

Discovery Institute Proves Itself a Censorious Organization

The evidence speaks for itself. 🙂 more about “Discovery Institute Proves Itself a C…“, posted with vodpod (via @naontiotami via @askegg)

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Religion and Spirituality

The Salvation Army: "Doing the Most Good"… Unless You Support Gay Rights

As Christmas draws near and the bell ringers outside of King Soopers have returned, asking for donations to the Salvation Army, perhaps now would be a good time to turn a critical eye to what they really stand for. On their website their position statement on homosexuality says that they …

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