Memory, Concentration, and Distraction

From MedicalNewsToday: Principal investigator Edward K. Vogel, a UO professor of psychology, compares working memory to a computer’s random-access memory (RAM) rather than the hard drive’s size — the higher the RAM, the better processing abilities. With more RAM, he said, students were better able to ignore distractions people who hold their focus more intensely [Read More...]

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Liveblogging The Creation Museum Tour Twitter Feed Highlights

Camels With Hammers pares down the first 5 hours of the twitter feed of visitors to the Creation Museum and offers you the highlights.  Start reading from the bottom of the thread for chronological flow and then join the real time discussion at #cregozerg.  Once you’ve read this thread be sure to check out my [Read More...]

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Secularist Creation Museum Twitter Feed

Go here to read tweets from members of the Secular Student Alliance and from other atheist visitors to Ken Ham’s creationist museum today (and here for tweets by PZ Myers). Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Daily Hilarity: Test Your Faith Vision

Edward Current’s incisive brand new incisive video (via Pharyngula) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Saving Africa’s Witch Children

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Secularists Vs. The Creationist Museum

Tomorrow PZ Myers, biologist and prominent New Atheist blogger, joins the Secular Student Alliance to visit the infamous Creation Museum.  See the latest drama of the build up to  this big trip here, here, and here.  (Camels With Hammers junkies who can’t get enough of what we do here may appreciate my contributions to the [Read More...]

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Documentary On Marjoe, Child Evangelist

Only in America: via Valerie Tarico [Read more...]

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Why Do Torture And Increased Police Authority Increasingly Appeal To Americans?

The Economist has a chart on views on torture which reports a disquietingly high amount of tolerance among Americans for the practice: OPINIONS on whether the use of torture should be prohibited appear to vary widely around the world. According to opinion polls conducted early in 2008 respondents in western European democracies such as Britain [Read More...]

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Atheist Testimonials In The Detroit Free Press

Mojoey, the founder and curator of the Atheist Blogroll to which we owe great gratitude, points us to a great series running in The Detroit Free Press in which atheists give their testimonials. Here’s the one Mojoey highlighted yesterday: I was at work when someone brought up that I am an atheist.A nearby coworker nearly [Read More...]

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