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Can Skeptics Handle The Truth About The Unexplained?

I got a sudden upsurge of traffic on the blog a couple of weeks ago after my last post. Mike Hallowell’s article claimed that a Neanderthal had been shot dead by time-travelling hunters using modern firearms. 1,630 more words

Skeptic

Briefly Defending Everything in the Universe (Debate Me!)

So I just put away a pretty potent drink and I feel brazen enough to respond to an ornery YouTuber who seems to have mischaracterized Taoism. 855 more words

Podcast Episode 117: Eyewitness Accounts and UFOs, Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus

Human memory,
UFO reports, and their
Reli’bility.

Finally, a new episode is out. I saw Dr. Elizabeth Loftus talk at TAM this year, and I asked her to come on the podcast to discuss her research into human memory and how malleable human memory is, with implications for UFO reports. 202 more words

Astronomy

Without the iconoclastic, skeptical systems perspective of philosophical thinking we toil willingly yet meaninglessly in a morass of directionless doing.

Philosophy

A professor gives his students an object lesson in religious bigotry

UPDATE: I didn’t check the date carefully on this story, which I read as August 2014. My error: it’s August, 2012, so the story is two years old. 1,660 more words

Freedom From Religion

the deaths we don't hear about

I’ve tried very hard to track home birth deaths (mostly via the internet and news papers), and it is a very difficult task. I know that many women who lost their babies to home birth do not believe the deaths were preventable, and don’t wish to sully the reputation of home birth by sharing their stories in public. 743 more words

Direct Entry Midwives

...You're not Anti-Heroes

So, while the gamerbros are doing a bang up job of proving just how awful they can get (for serious guys, we have Joss Whedon and Will Wheaton on our side, you have the guy who played the guy more famous for a knitted hat.*), I had a thought. 568 more words

Feminism