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Using Satellites to Search for Bigfoot

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Ben Radford
August 28, 2015

Unknown animals such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, for example, might be easily located and captured--if indeed they exist.

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Rome is Built Over It

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
August 28, 2015

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.      

I'm at the Religion Newswriters Association Conference as I type, meeting and catching up with a lot of genuinely cool and smart people. I'm going to try and get the Heresy done today in rapid fashion, so let's see what happens.

I've got two statements from the UN human rights folks: One on how the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief will be visiting Bangladesh next week, which is a big deal, given the horrors being visited upon secularists there. The other is a condemnation of Sudan for the public lashing of a woman the government considered indecently dressed.

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Circling the Pendulum: Conversations with a Dowser

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Ben Radford
August 27, 2015

A conversation with a pendulum dowser who seems pretty sure he can explain the phenomenon through an unknown radiation.

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Humanism and Politics: are they separable?

by David R. Koepsell
August 27, 2015

Humanists have historically fallen on more than one side of the political spectrum. Perhaps the shifting identities and ideologies of modern political parties complicate our political identification, but it is still possible to be a humanist regardless of party affiliation. Factions, as always, can be unduly fracturing.

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