The Murders in Arizona and Pakistan

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 09, 2011

Reflections on political assassination and freedom of expression

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Thermal-image “Ghosts”

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
January 06, 2011

More on ghost-hunting pseudoscience.

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Religion and the Madness of Crowds

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
January 05, 2011

Religion claims common sense for its side, but there is only madness in its method.

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Bighoax Revisited

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
January 04, 2011

More on Philip Morris, Bigsuit maker.

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House Republicans Appoint Climate Change Deniers to Committee Chairs

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 04, 2011

The Republican Leadership has appointed climate science deniers to the chairmanships of several important House committees.

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Critic of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Shot Dead

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 04, 2011

Police say Governor Salman Taseer was murdered because of his vocal opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law.

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The Persistence of Rubbish

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
December 30, 2010

A Wall Street Journal column provides a reminder of the durability of religious mythology

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Ricky Gervais, Philosopher

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
December 29, 2010

Another philosopher makes good.

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Mass Media, Eating Disorders, and Research

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
December 28, 2010

Skepchick Rebecca Watson believes some eating disorder researchers were misquoted. Were they?

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Does the National Center for Science Education Deserve the Criticism It Receives?

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
December 28, 2010

Secularists continue to charge that the NCSE too often promotes the compatibility of science and religion. Do they have a point?

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