Skepticism

Criminal profiling and skepticism

When we usually think of skepticism, we think about questioning the claims of what we generally label woo-peddlers, such as homeopathic practitioners (I refuse to call them ‘doctors’), psychics, etc. What we don’t commonly question is what may happen when science is stretched to explain more than what is intended …

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Skepticism

Magickal Interweb Linkage 5.9

On this day in 1950, founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard published Dianetics. Brazilian bishop claims that teenagers are “spontaneously gay” and rounds it up with the old and baseless claim that acceptance of homosexuality leads to acceptance of pedophilia. A 17-year-old girl who still has the body and behavior …

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Magickal Interweb Linkage 3.10

Scientists have discovered that a good source of DNA is ancient eggshells. A Catholic exorcist (yes, seriously) claims that the sexual abuse scandals that recently rocked the Catholic Church is because ‘Satan is in the Vatican.‘ You can’t make this stuff up! The LHC will be shut down for a …

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Scientology just got kookier

Yes, it is possible for Scientology to get kookier. Remember the now-infamous leaked Tom Cruise Scientology video? Not surprisingly, that wasn’t the worst (or the lulziest) that the cult of Scientology had to offer. Another video has been leaked, this one about raising money to build as many Scientology orgs …

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Link Dump 12.10

After experiencing a tab-explosion of links that I would have loved to share with all of you, I’ve picked out a few that I think are the most interesting. Enjoy! Kent Hovind’s dissertation has been leaked. After reading through it, I understood why he refused to make it public. Spirals …

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AliensSkepticism

I know I haven’t been good about posting recently, but I’m glad to say that I’ll try my hardest from now on to post on a somewhat regular basis again. In the meantime, you can also stalk me on twitter or through my alter-ego if you’re into that sort of …

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Zombie vs. Xenu

Bonus points if you LOL’ed as hard as I did at this. Isn’t it awesome when one cult religion takes on another? It is doubly awesome how Christianity, which is largely based on the character and person of Jesus Christ, is a mainstream religion while Scientology, which is largely based …

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50 reasons not to believe in evolution

In case you were searching for some lulz on a nice Sunday evening, this satirical post has it. Expect awesomeness like: 10.) Because the theory of evolution (which, according to scientists, perfectly explains the richness and diversity of life on Earth) contradicts biblical literalism… ya know, flat Earth with a …

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