14 Year Old Girl Evaluates Whether Bible Is Good For Children

This is both hilarious and inspiring: via Blag Hag. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Why Bad Beliefs Don’t Die

The thoughts of Gregory W. Lester (as edited down by John W. Loftus) (okay, now I feel like calling myself Daniel W. Fincke): Because senses and beliefs are both tools for survival and have evolved to augment one another, our brain considers them to be separate but equally important purveyors of survival information….This means that [Read More...]

What Closed-Mindedness and Open-Mindedness Actually Entail

Yesterday, I offered 10 tips for religious people who want to reach out to atheists. Joseph wants me to mention one more thing: Very good! One thing that you missed and would have lived to see is the accusation from theists to us heathens that we are narrow minded or closed minded. This drives me [Read More...]

Why, As A Skeptic, Focus So Much On Religion?

Matt Dillahunty explains why he focuses his skeptical energies so much on religion: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Clarifying The Relationships Between Dogmatism, Skepticism, And Properly Proportioned Belief

In a post last weekend entitled “Evangelical Atheism?” I explored the ways in which some atheists may both be called “evangelical” with some justification and yet deserve to be spared the moral approbation aimed at the most notorious kinds of theistic proselytizers.  In reply Greg Teed suggested to me that atheists could not be “evangelical” in any [Read More...]

Wakefield’s Study Linking Autism And Vaccines Was Fraudulent

Not just bad science, we’re looking at outright fraud: Evidence published a decade ago, giving birth to the belief of a connection between vaccines and autism, has been deemed outright “fraudulent,” according to an editorial published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a former British surgeon, published research in 1998 that seemed [Read More...]

Who Cares About Atheists?

There are a lot of anti-atheistic responses to us that get indignant that we try to organize, have community, and make ourselves known as a public presence.  A lot of people reflexively and unfairly respond to all of this by feeling it as inherently threatening and inherently rude and intolerant.  The most upsetting part of [Read More...]

Matt & Trey Talk Skepticism

Thanks to Hemant Mehta for this video with the South Park geniuses discussing the skeptical themes in South Park: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Penn & Teller, Assuming The Anti-Vaxers Were Right…

Concisely and forcefully, they make the point that it’d better to be alive with autism than dead but without it if that were even the choice (which it is not). Or, as Penn puts it: even if vaccination did cause autism, WHICH IT FUCKING DOESN’T, anti-vaccination would still be bullshit Thanks to Sean for the [Read More...]


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