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Science: Why it Rules

Which is a better way of understanding reality: intuition or science? Here I am, sitting in a coffee shop, the five occupants of the next-door table clearing out. The group consisted of four philosophy majors and a professor engaging them in a discussion about how we can know reality. At …

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Skepticism

What Darwin Means To Me

“If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton Today is February 12, 2009 and, in case you haven’t noticed, this is Darwin’s 200th birthday. I plan to celebrate by carrying around my stuffed Darwin doll, perhaps going to a lecture, and …

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Religion and Spirituality

Atheist Bus Slogan Generator

A bit of entertainment for you, there is now a bus slogan generator on the Interwebs based off of the ever-so famous Atheist bus. Now you can make your own bus ad. Non-religious, religious, or just plain silly. Here’s what I made after I took my evolution test in biology: …

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Midnight Thinking

This article got me started thinking. It’s about how people tend to shift their thinking towards what the majority believes because they want to be part of the norm. Participants, all female, had to rate 222 faces based on physical beauty on a scale from 1 to 8. Afterwards, researchers …

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Skepticism

How To Be Taken Seriously: A Guide to Expressing Your Opinion

We all have opinions which we can hold to high degrees of passion, and with the advent of the Internet it makes the expression of opinions we may agree or disagree with more easier. As such, I don’t think it’s too big a surprise at all when we find somebody …

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AliensSkepticism

Sunday Philosophical Teaparty 12.28

Oh, I suppose you’ll be wanting some deep, profound, thought-provoking question now. Since the Twilight post, my friends have linked me to Twilight merchandise that they found on HotTopic.com and I’ve been randomly poking around myself so my questions for you are inspired by Twilight merchandise but I promise that …

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Skepticism

Twilight, Lolita, and "HE LOVES HER!"

Rebecca told me to write a post about Twilight from the perspective of a hip, young, rational teen about… two, three weeks ago. And yes, please write up something for TS! Include your favorite passage with “face cancer” taking the place of “eyes.” Stephanie Meyer spends a lot of time …

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Skepticism

There is No Santa Claus

Happy Merry Christmas (Eve). Sorry to break it to you but there almost certainly is no Santa Claus. Or Judeo-Christian god. But trust me, the Judeo-Christian god is much more horrid. If you’ve been naughty he tosses you in a lake of fire for eternity. At least all that Santa …

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