Sunday links and open thread: debunking myths on Reddit, Mabus update, and more

Time for another Sunday links open thread. Use the comments to discuss any of these stories or anything I’ve failed to cover in the last week:

  • DerekConstaga

    If you got any free time, you might want to check out Gauld and Cornells 1979 book “poltergeists”. Dont let the name fool you- the book is also about hauntings and ghosts phenomena.

    http://www.amazon.com/Poltergeists-Alan-Gauld/dp/0710001851/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1353872542&sr=8-6&keywords=alan+gauld

    I have yet to see a skeptic evaluate any of their arguments. Even Joe Nickell never mentions them. If you ever want to become a believer, than here’s the book to do it.

    • Matti

      “I have yet to see a skeptic evaluate any of their arguments. Even Joe Nickell never mentions them. If you ever want to become a believer, than here’s the book to do it.”

      Must be some arguments. Theists often accuse atheists of not accepting any evidence for God but if these guys can convince people that poltergeists are true just in one book, God should really take note.

  • MNb

    I read Morton’s piece and it made me sad. I am afraid PZ is right saying that Morton has become victim of Morton’s Demon. The whole “atheist war against religion” thing indicates it.

  • DR

    Studying rational choice theory might not make you selfish, but it may very well make you an idiot, since it’s pure fantasy without empirical support or any sort of connection with reality…

  • MNb

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