PoliticsSkepticism

President Obama's Address to Schoolchildren

If you were in school today, you probably watched President Obama give the speech he had scheduled on why academics is important. Because my school schedules the passing periods at non-well-rounded-times, I missed the speech because I was walking to class. Now, instead of doing my physics homework I’m stumbling …

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Religion and Spirituality

Star Trek to Stargate: Minority Representation and the Challenging of Social Issues

I’ve never really made it a secret that I’m a huge fan of all things science fiction. This is of course because of the SCIENCE! and also because science fiction writers usually have the guts to take on tough social issues. The original series of Star Trek ran during the …

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ParanormalSkepticism

The Thissiders: How the Team on the Othersiders Fails to Meet Scientific Rigor

Over the years I have investigated many paranormal investigators and they’re not all of the same ilk. There are those who are genuinely interested in the prospect of life after death, but still maintain fierce skepticism in the face of the unexplained. One such group of paranormal investigators is Rocky …

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ParanormalSkepticism

The Thissiders: Voices in the White Noise

On the Othersiders you’re going to hear a lot of popular teen slang scientific terms like “woah” or “dude” or “creepy”, but I guarantee you that you will never hear a term I am about to introduce you to: audio pareidolia. Probably because a) big words are not sexy and …

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Skepticism

Campaign for Free Expression

Ideas don’t need rights. People do. There are certain taboos that we coexist with in our society, constricting the wide range of things we could be talking about. Deviants of these taboos are often met with hostile reactions. If you’ve ever openly criticised, say… religion, but never heard somebody say something …

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Alternative MedicineReligion and Spirituality

Christian Science: Beyond Oxymoronic

A hemisphere, fifteen time zones, and oceans away, my Austrlian friend Bef and I, by coincidence (however I have reason to suspect the Illuminati had a hand in this), walked into Christian Science reading rooms within twenty four hours apart from each other. Then each, on our respective continents, walked …

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CreationismScienceSkepticism

Faith and Evolution: Intelligent Design's Latest Ploy

FaithandEvolution.org seems like a harmless domain name. We evolutionists do have our members of faith in our ranks, like it or not. It has generally been the policy of those of us who support science education to allow the theistic evolutionists to join us in fighting creationist tactics of getting …

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Media Skepticism

"Dora the Fashionista with Stylish Purse and Stilettos": A Fashion Lesson from a Girl Who Doesn't Know Nothin' About Fashion

So here’s the deal. Dora the Explorer is expanding into new horizons and audiences and a “tweenage” version of the popular, young cartoon character has been unveiled which will be made into an “interactive doll” (whatever that means). Parents are pissed. They think that the new Dora is too “sexed …

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