The Discovery Institute Is Hosting A Darwin Day Event

Darwin Day is coming up soon and you can find an event celebrating Darwin’s birthday in your area through DarwinDay.org. I was curious to see what other events were happening in my state and I was horrified to discover that the Discovery Institute (the think tank devoted to spreading “Intelligent Design”) was also hosting a Darwin Day event. Some time in the last few days, the post was pulled from DarwinDay.org but the event is still listed on the group’s own website: [Read more…]

Help Make This Documentary About James Randi Even More Amazing

Justin Weinstein & Tyler Measom have been working on a documentary film about James “The Amazing” Randi for a while now and they still have some work to do, but they’re hoping to get their movie out by the end of the year.

You need to check out the trailer below. It’s *fantastic*. [Read more…]

An Oklahoma State Senator Just Introduced Legislation That Would Stop a Scientology-Based Drug Rehab Center

In Oklahoma, the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services certifies private facilities that offer treatment/counseling services.

As it turns out, there’s a private facility in the state called Narconon that focuses on drug rehabilitation (recovery) which used to be outside the scope of the Board’s oversight.

So what’s the big deal? [Read more…]

Is 2013 An Unlucky Year?

No.

Just because the year ends in a 13 doesn’t make it any more or less of an an unlucky year.

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We Can’t Hire You; You’re Too Honest

Ben Radford, a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, was recently invited to be on one of those cable shows all about people who make claims about the paranormal (could it really happen?!). [Read more…]