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Lawmakers in UK and US Propose Sweeping Changes to Tech Policies to Combat Misinformation

Lawmakers in UK and US Propose Sweeping Changes to Tech Policies to Combat Misinformation

Two years after the twin historic events that rocked the global system–the Brexit referendum and the US Presidential election–lawmakers in Britain and the United States are...

But My Faith Brings Me Comfort

But My Faith Brings Me Comfort

June 12, 2012 But My Faith Brings Me Comfort Ever since I first realized that I am an atheist, I have received countless questions from Christian family members, friends, and...

"Liberals Have Compromised on Their Own Values": An Interview with Ali A. Rizvi

The Pakistani-Canadian writer Ali Rizvi is a fierce critic of Islam, the religion in which he grew up. But unlike many other critics who maintain that Islam is inherently...

r/atheism - Gay valedictorian kicked out of his home for refusing to attend parent's church

r/atheism - Gay valedictorian kicked out of his home for refusing to attend parent's church

Gay valedictorian kicked out of his home for refusing to attend parent's church What are your thoughts? Log in or Sign up log in sign up Sort by Glad he's getting support and...

Read the Transcript of Obama’s Speech Defending Democracy

Read the Transcript of Obama’s Speech Defending Democracy

Read the Transcript of Obama’s Speech Defending Democracy Video Former President Barack Obama warned against the rise of “strongman politics” at an event commemorating the 100th...

Timothy Caulfield on Elle Macpherson, anti-Vaxx nonsense, and the opportunity to engage - The BMJ

Timothy Caulfield on Elle Macpherson, anti-Vaxx nonsense, and the opportunity to engage - The BMJ

Celebrity gossip can be fun. Whether it is about the name of Kim and Kanye’s latest child (Chicago West), Ben Affleck’s odd body art decisions (a massive backtattooof a...

What Is the Tribe of the Anti-Tribalists? - Quillette

What Is the Tribe of the Anti-Tribalists? - Quillette

Near the end of a much-discussed podcast in May entitled Identity & Honesty, Sam Harris and Ezra Klein have the following telling exchange: Here, in this standoff, we can see...

The Carefully Chosen Wars of Free Speech Warriors

The Carefully Chosen Wars of Free Speech Warriors

Libertarian and comedian Liam Mullone asked me some questions about free speech. I replied too late, so as not to waste my typing, here are some answers. Many people have said...

Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit | CBC News

Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit | CBC News

Jonathan Jarry's job is to separate sense from nonsense in science, but he never imagined that creating a fake news video would end up being his most effective tool. Facebook...

An embarrassing moment for the skeptical movement

An embarrassing moment for the skeptical movement

Twentyone years ago physicist Alan Sokal perpetrated his famous hoax at the expense of the postmodernist journal Social Text. It was at the height of the so-called “science...

This Video About a Moss-Based Cancer Cure from 1816 Teaches Us a Valuable Lesson

This Video About a Moss-Based Cancer Cure from 1816 Teaches Us a Valuable Lesson

Did you know that a cure for cancer was discovered in 1816 by Dr. Johan R. Tarjany? It involved a species of moss that could alter the double helical structure of DNA. But the...

Why We Think That Everything Happens for a Reason

Why We Think That Everything Happens for a Reason

Many people go through life and face adversity, and believe that ‘everything happens for a reason’ or that things are ‘meant to be.’ Many are certain that their lives are guided...