Culmination of the Conspiratorial

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 07, 2016

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Edge of the abyss. I am ready to jump. Happy Monday.

I, Paul Fidalgo, your Morning Heretic, am quoted in an Associated Press piece on how facts have been beaten to a bloody pulp lately. 

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Somehow Disintegrated

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 04, 2016

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Yesterday, the intrepid Justin Scott got Iowa governor Terry Branstad on camera, and asked him about outreach to nonreligious voters. His response was that they need to be "preached" to, and that parents need to get their kids into church. Yep. That's how he thinks we should get the "nones" involved in politics. We couldn't let this go, so we got Cody Hashman, our director of the Openly Secular campaign, to comment:

For a sitting governor to assert that church and religious belief are the way into political involvement is deeply disappointing. As an Iowan, I would hope our governor would look to connect with his secular constituents, not convert them. Don’t preach to us, governor. Reach out to us. 

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Cubs win, but what about the Universe?

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
November 03, 2016

Coins land on edge, someone wins the lottery, asteroids kill off large swaths of life on our planet, a universe pops into existence. All of these things happen without defying the laws of physics. The Core Theory is intact. We’re ok.

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Squash Us All

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 03, 2016

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I am told that a sports franchise based in Illinois has won a key victory that was a century in the making. Hemant Mehta, besides apparently being a partisan for this athletic faction, is also glad to see the possible end of talk about Cubs curses

Skeptical Inquirer's Ben Radford and CSI Fellow Seth Shostak are both guests on Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Radio. I haven't listened yet, but Ben says they talk about cow butts.

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Islam - No Mockery Allowed: A New Case

The Outer Limits with Stephen Law
November 03, 2016

Athlete Louis Smith has been disciplined by British Athletics for mocking Islam.

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Amelia the Badass

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 02, 2016

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The D.C. Death with Dignity Act, which we supported, passes 11-2. If you reached out to your councilperson, Washingtonians, thank you. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign it. I should note, however, that Congress has ultimate say over the District, so if they decide to make this a thing, out it goes.

Pope Fluffy pats godless Sweden on the back for taking in asylum seekers, and then puts the kibosh on the idea that women could ever be ordained in his oh-so-fluffy church.

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Corruption, Worldliness, Greed, and Lust for Power

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 01, 2016

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We all just got back from CSICon, and then yesterday my car died in the airport parking lot, so there was no Heresy. Which means I have a lot of catching up to do in this space. Okay. Deep breath.

CSICon: Holy crap what a great conference that was. I can't do it justice here, but I think I did at least a lot of it justice with my blogathon coverage at CFI Live. Go see! 

Today the D.C. city council is going to vote on the Death with Dignity Act, so if you live there, get clicking on our action alert

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5 Halloween Scares and Legends: Facts vs. Fiction

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
October 28, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner, and amid the make-believe witches, ghouls, and goblins, there are supposedly real-life villains who hope to harm on children October 31. But are they real or myth? Here are five scary myths and legends about the spookiest holiday

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RIDDLEculous XII

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
October 26, 2016

More funny riddles from a skeptical view.

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The Trivialization of Dead Bodies

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
October 26, 2016

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This will be the last Morning Heresy of the week, because the rest of my corporeal self will be dedicated solely to CSICon (and my survival of said event). WORRY NOT for I will not be absent from these here internets. INDEED, one need only look once again to CFI Live to see me blog til I can't blog no more about all the stuff going on at CSICon. AND LO, ye shall behold said weblog at centerforinquiry.live! YEA, dot-live.

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