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Tag Archive: skepticism

May 30 2014

Want to be an excellent skeptic? Learn computer programming

I don’t go into a lot of detail about my work on the show, because it doesn’t necessarily interest everyone. But I do occasionally mention that I’m a software engineer, and work it into my discussions here and there. I had to take a break from the show for a year or so while I …

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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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Feb 18 2013

Why are so many theology schools asking their students to pass out questionnaires?

Just now I rejected three identical comments to three different blog posts from the same person. The text read as follows: Hello and to all atheists concerned: I am currently pursuing a masters in theology and this week’s class project requires that I interview 3 middle/high school candidates concerning a particular set of questions (If …

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Feb 02 2013

Review: “Freethought Resource Guide”

“A Directory of Information, Literature, Art, Organizations, & Internet Sites Related to Secular Humanism, Skepticism, Atheism & Agnosticism” —by Mark Vandebrake Website: http://freethoughtguide.com; Available now on Amazon.com   Mark Vandebrake has clearly put in a lot of hours and energy sorting through countless resources for the freethought community in this recently released book. Despite the fact …

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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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