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A Question of Dragons

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
November 30, 2015

Among my myriad editorial, writing, investigative, and other duties I often get e-mails from the public asking me questions about "unexplained" subjects. Here's my response to a sixth-grader's question about dragons.

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Just why can’t we atheists see that religious belief is reasonable? Some religious answers

The Outer Limits  with Stephen Law
November 29, 2015

Why do we atheists reject religious belief, and consider it irrational? Here is a survey of some of the explanations that have been offered by the religious. They're not good. This is part of a forthcoming book chapter - it's long article length.

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“Suffragette”: A Nickell-odeon Review

Investigative Briefs  with Joe Nickell
November 25, 2015

Suffragette is the story of oppressed women seeking the right to vote in early twentieth-century Britain.

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Phobos Will Put a Ring On It

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 25, 2015

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

Now hear this: Due to the holiday and other sundry events, The Morning Heresy will go on a brief hiatus, returning December 2. You'll be okay.

At National Journal, Ron Brownstein digs into Pew's religion data, and finds that white Christians no longer make up a majority of the country. There's a lot to unpack here, and Brownstein is, like, the best. 

Paul Bloom explores the way we come to believe things about science and religion, noting that both can require certain "leaps of faith" and deferral to the experts...

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