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RIDDLEculous IX

Investigative Briefs  with Joe Nickell
August 31, 2015

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

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It’s a Scam, Sir

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
August 31, 2015

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

Oliver Sacks has died, at age 82. He knew, and we knew, it was coming, but it's a punch in the gut nonetheless. And boy does he leave a lot for people to chew over for the next few centuries. Check him out on our podcast Point of Inquiry from 2012, interviewed by Indre Viskontas, or read the transcript at Skeptical Inquirer

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Using Satellites to Search for Bigfoot

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin 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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