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Ten Questions (and Answers) about Teaching Evolution - CSI

Last updated: 12/30/2017

Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term “skeptic.” Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell

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The most preposterous piece of pseudoscientific piffle of the year

Last updated: 11/21/2017

Several national organisations of sceptics give annual awards to people and institutions who do outstanding work and those who do the opposite. Later this week, I will travel to Vi

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Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Last updated: 11/21/2017

“Evolution Mama” is a sassy song dating back many decades, probably best played on a banjo, maybe with a kazoo in the background. “Evolution mama,” it goes, “don’t you

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The Morning Heresy: The Great Cosmic Blog - Center for Inquiry

Last updated: 11/18/2017

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  Today opens the high-tech shrine to Yahweh's hot bestseller, the Museu

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Feynman's Folly and Why Philosophy of Science is Important

Last updated: 11/18/2017

According to Richard Feynman, philosophy of science is for the birds. Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds. (Usually attributed to Ric

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An Interview with Guy Harrison - CSI

Last updated: 11/11/2017

Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will each be awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, to be presented by the Committee for

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The blurred line between sense and nonsense

Last updated: 11/06/2017

As I write these words, I am travelling back from a medical conference. The organisers had invited me to give a lecture which I concluded saying: “anyone in medicine not believin

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Brian Dunning: That Perfect Turn Of Phrase | The Reading Lists

Last updated: 11/04/2017

Brian Dunning is an American writer and producer who focuses on science and skepticism. He has hosted a weekly podcast, Skeptoid, since 2006, and he is an author of a series of boo

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Anti-vaxxers 'delusional' and 'dangerous'

Last updated: 11/04/2017

A phony anti-vaccination film is blamed for an alarming drop in immunisation rates. Further, experts say it is being peddled by deluded activists burdened by a false sense of

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Jim Jefferies Rightfully Makes After School Satan Look Like a Joke

Last updated: 11/04/2017

In case you missed it Tuesday night, Jim Jefferies did a segment on his show about the Good News Club and After School Satan, topics I often write about. The piece began with Jeff

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