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Americans often find it hard to distinguish between fact and opinion

Last updated: 06/24/2018

There’s a new Pew survey out that asks a timely question, or rather several timely questions. How often can Americans distinguish between factual statements (that is, statements

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New York Times and the Return of Astrology

Last updated: 06/24/2018

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times by Krista Burton is perhaps one sign of recent social trends – increasing belief in things like astrology, especially among millennia

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Truth Decay: A Threat to Policymaking and Democracy

Last updated: 06/21/2018

A Threat to Policymaking and Democracy Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience. تصدع الحقيقة: تهديد لصناعة السياسات وا

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Marcus Aurelius on What His Father Taught Him About Humility, Honor, Kindness, and Integrity

Last updated: 06/20/2018

Marcus Aurelius on What His Father Taught Him About Humility, Honor, Kindness, and Integrity Marcus Aurelius is considered the last of Ancient Rome’s Five Good Emperors, but he

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The World’s Best Pickpocket Explains How He Would Rob The Met Gala

Last updated: 06/19/2018

Apollo Robbins has made a career out of upending people’s perceptions. Widely revered by his peers as the best pickpocket in the world, Robbins confines his gifts to the right si

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Being A Republican Atheist Is Not An Oxymoron: An Interview With Founder Lauren Eli - World Religion News

Last updated: 06/18/2018

When we think of Atheism in America, the first image in your head is probably not of the Republican Party. Lauren Eli, the founder of Republican Atheists, is trying to change that

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"Humanists united will never be defeated!": what I learnt from humanists in Latin America

Last updated: 06/17/2018

IHEU Growth and Development Officer, Giovanni Gaetani, blogs on a working tour of Latin America – where IHEU membership has doubled in the past year. 17 days, 4 countries, 5 con

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The SkepKon Report with Susan Gerbic - CSI

Last updated: 06/16/2018

Susan Gerbic: Hello Annika, thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time today. I’m really interested in your experience with GWUP’s skeptic conference SkepKon, which was

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The Curious Question of Ghost Taxonomy - CSI

Last updated: 06/15/2018

December 5, 2014 Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term “skeptic.” The Curious Question of Ghost Taxonomy Skeptical Inq

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Creationists: If evolution is true, rape must be okay

Last updated: 06/14/2018

A disturbing look into the minds of Christian fundamentalists: Appearing on Creation Today, advocates for Biblical creationism came to the “dark” conclusion that if evolution i

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