It’s a Remarkable Coincidence When You Think About It

(via Vic Lee‘s Pardon My Planet)

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Behind the Camera with a Street Epistemologist

I’ve posted a number of videos by Anthony Magnabosco on this site, in which he speaks to strangers about their religious beliefs for just few minutes and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards.

He just posted a behind-the-scenes video explaining the preparation required for all this. What are the best practices, what equipment should you use, what should you wear, etc.



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Australian Medical Group Slams Homeopathy, Saying It’s “Not Effective and Should Not Be Prescribed”

I don’t know what prompted them to do it now, but this is a very encouraging statement from an established medical organization:



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Mary Cheney Wants Republicans Campaigning on Family Values to Stop Attacking Same-Sex Families

This past Monday, something really rather insightful was published on Fox News Opinion. And if that’s not enough of an eyebrow-raising statement, consider that the author’s last name was Cheney.

Okay, not former Vice-President Dick Cheney, but his daughter Mary Cheney.

In the piece, Cheney (who’s openly lesbian herself) tackled conservative objections to same-sex marriage. And she pulled no punches in addressing the spurious claims of impending religious persecution, as well the hypocrisy of marketing the GOP as pro-family while attacking families like hers:

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Dennis Markuze, Who Threatened Atheists Online for Years, Sentenced to Three Years of Psychiatric Treatment

In 2011, the notorious death-threat-spewing, non-sensical-phrasing, email/Twitter spammer Dennis Markuze (a.k.a. David Mabus) was finally arrested. (Skeptic Tim Farley brilliantly documented all the drama.)

Markuze pled guilty to making the threats, spent months in drug/alcohol rehab, and received a suspended sentence of 18 months, during which he had to refrain from “participating in a social network, blog and discussion forum.”

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