Why Aren’t You Rich Already?

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 29, 2016

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

RNS's Emily McFarlan Miller rounds up the "top 5 heresies" of the year, and The Morning Heresy somehow doesn't make the cut. Don't think I didn't notice. 

Ron Lindsay says the piece is interesting, adding, "But I don't see switching from iPhone to Pixel listed." Heresy makes for progress, they say.

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Chocolate-Covered Bacon is Salad

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 28, 2016

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

You know this already, of course: Carrie Fisher died yesterday at the age of 60. I got to see her one-woman Wishful Drinking show in DC many years ago, and damn she was funny. But you know this already, of course.

Hey folks, lookie here: the live Richard Dawkins/Sam Harris events in Los Angeles are now available to download or stream on Vimeo! If you're a Planet member of CFI or above, you already have free access. Everyone else can purchase parts 1 and 2 right here

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15 Minutes of Antihydrogen

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 27, 2016

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

And we're back, as 2016 continues its reign of terror. 

Clare Foran at The Atlantic tried to figure out why Republicans have become even more entrenched in climate change denial as the scientific consensus only grows stronger:

In a deeply divided country, adopting views on climate change that conflict with scientific evidence can actually be a rational choice. Liberals and conservatives frequently spend time with like-minded individuals, and people across the political spectrum may have a better chance of fitting in if they embrace shared partisan beliefs—regardless of whether those beliefs contradict scientific fact.  

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Celestial Bat Signal

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 23, 2016

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

There are today, as always, many bad things happening. But I will lead with some good news. It looks like humankind may now have an Ebola vaccine:

The vaccine showed 100 percent efficacy in protecting those who got it. More than 11,800 people participated in the trial. 

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People Who Can Explain Stuff

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 22, 2016

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

Amanda Marcotte joins Lindsay Beyerstein on Point of Inquiry this week to talk about the Trump transition, and where opponents can find some footing to resist him. 

Trump says his ideas about banning Muslim immigration and creating a Muslim registry have "been proven to be right. One hundred percent correct." To help Trump with his Muslim registry is Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel and his data-mining company Palantir. 

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RIDDLEculous XIII

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
December 21, 2016

More funny riddles from a skeptical view

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The Stank, Oppressive Odor of Secular Humanism

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 21, 2016

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

ISIS claims the driver that killed twelve people in Berlin by smashing them with a truck as their own. This may or may not be true.

Seems that kids start leaving Catholicism around the age of 10 to 13, and Crux tries to figure out "what parents can do about it." 

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The Mysterious Oneida Clown Menace

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
December 20, 2016

A woman claims her two children were chased by a scary clown in a New York park, but the story sounds funny.

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Oh God, You Devil

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 20, 2016

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

I have to be super quick this morning because my kid's school is doing this holiday thing and yes I know I should have done this last night, but you know what? Life is crazy.

Let's begin with the world totally unraveling. All on the same day, the Russian ambassador to Turkey is assassinated in Ankara by a Turkish policeman; a truck plows through a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Berlin, killing 12 people in what is probably an act of terrorism; and Donald Trump formally wins in the Electoral College's vote, despite last-ditch efforts to sway the electors.

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Something to Think About to Not Think About the Other Things

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
December 19, 2016

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

Catch up with the previous 14 days with Cause & Effect, the official propaganda outlet of the Glorious Democratic People's Republic of the Center for Inquiry. I mean newsletter.

For his podcast, Sam Harris posts the first of his two conversations with Richard Dawkins, recorded at the Alex Theater last month on Dawkins' recent U.S. tour. 

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