Skepticism

Hoaxspotting

During my time at this site, short as it may be, I have written a few posts about different silly kinds of woo. Still, not all hoaxes, schemes and other types of trickeries are as easy to spot as blood type woo or people claiming that they can see ghosts. …

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Responsibility…s?

I was recently at a party that included people primarily involved in the atheist movement in some way. Over the course of the night, a discussion arose about Elevatorgate, sexual harassment policies, and everything else that all the females in the atheist community are sick of having to explain. The …

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Little Boxes

There has through the history of modern man been a tendency to place people in little boxes. Or perhaps as it is more often called: labeling. Warning: Rant to follow. Now I realize that this is probably just human nature and that it is something that happens quite naturally and mostly this is …

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Children and Skepticism

Recently I’ve had a lot of kids talk to me about heaven or “the spirit world”. I work with kids right now, and one little girl told me while we were reading “My daddy be in heaven”. Both an extremely sad statement, and also one that as an atheist I’m …

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Can We Reclaim The Movement?

If you’re a regular reader on the Skepchick network, you’ve likely heard about the kerfluffle over on FreethoughtBlogs involving Thunderf00t. If not, here’s a basic rundown from Greta Christina. Thunderf00t has sparked a lot of controversy with his actions, but what I found perhaps the most interesting response to his …

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A Fracturing Movement

Over at Atheist Neighbor, Devitek Pond recently put up an article about factions within the skeptical movement, and the problem of cohesiveness. He suggests that these factions are a huge problem, and that while individuals may have differing opinions, as a group we must “share the same goals and purpose”, …

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Sanctity of Human Life?

Skepticism is often about debunking myths. However there is one myth in human society that we have a nearly impossible time giving up, and one that is often considered beyond criticism. This is the sanctity of human life myth. Most people believe that to harm another human being is inherently …

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Prophetic equals Fickle

As you all know I had a previous rant about a certain Mr Ronald Weinland who predicted stated that Jesus was to return on the 27th of May 2012. You will remember that he was up on 5 charges of tax evasion and that the court date was set for …

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