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Category Archive: Skepticism

Apr 17 2014

Grumpy old man moment: There is satire, and there is really dumb satire

This isn’t about atheism, but it is about skepticism in general, and some of the annoyances of the internet. I loves me some fake news. Been reading The Onion for well over a decade now. The Daily Show is my favorite thing on TV, and most weeks I never miss an episode. But even with …

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Mar 25 2013

Breatharianism is big business

The guy who called the show with wild claims of people who live their entire lives without eating or drinking, emailed us today.

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Feb 25 2013

Creationists, watch those sources!

Excerpt from an email: …your very disrespectful and hateful approach to theism in general is entirely unnecessary, especially since much of the opinion you provide is a result of misinformation. For instance, Matt Dillahunty once laughed at a creationist when he pointed out the fact that the big bang theory supports the idea that, essentially, …

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Jun 09 2012

Hey you guys, alt med has like totally cured cancer!

I just have to say this: I hate responding to mail that alludes to massive conspiracies, possibly more than any other kind of mail.  When Lynnea and I talked to Guy P. Harrison recently, he explained a very interesting perspective on the difference between conspiracy theories and other popular but wrong beliefs.  Someone who believes in …

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Aug 25 2010

Clearly this is a discussion that is long overdue

Before a dozen people send me a link to this article: A Rational Approach to Irrationality let me just say that I’ve read it, it’s more accommodationist dribble and as I agree with Jerry Coyne on the subject, I’ll just send you over to read his response. The only thing I’ll add is this: Pretending …

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Jul 13 2010

Atheism and Skepticism

I’ve talked about the Skeptics’ Schism before…and I’m sure I’ll talk about it again. Here’s today’s take on the subject. I’d recommend reading D.J.’s post at the JREF site, and PZ Myers’ post that it links to. Seriously. They’re good posts and provide the needed context and background for this quote from Pamela Gay:   …

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