Blog Archives for May 2011

Another Ghost in the Mirror: Marilyn at the Hollywood Roosevelt?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 31, 2011

Believing is seeing.

Ontario’s Catholic School System Unfair but “Works”. Oh really?

True North Strong & Free Thinking with Justin B. Trottier
May 30, 2011

Toronto Sun Column Covers Conference to Defend Ontario's Catholic Public Schools

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Majority of Americans now support marriage equality

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 26, 2011

New Gallup poll shows 53 percent of Americans believe same-sex marriage should be legal.

Ghost in the Mirror—Part II: Mystery Solved

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 25, 2011

Apparitions—and “orbs”—explained

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Not even God could make Me Religious

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
May 20, 2011

Are these truly End Times? I don't really care.

Urban Legend Come Alive: Mom Cooks Baby in Oven

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
May 19, 2011

Baby in Oven Urban Legend Comes True- Kind Of

Top Ten Rapture Excuses

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
May 18, 2011

What lame excuse will they use this time? Let's guess...

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Blame It on the ‘60s

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
May 18, 2011

The Catholic Church says permissive culture contributed to priests' abuse of minors

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Richard Dawkins’ Children’s Book Revealed

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 17, 2011

"The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" will be released in October 2011.

Ghost in the Mirror—Part I: Mystery at the Lowe Hotel

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 16, 2011

Can the mystery be solved?

The World is Not Enough?

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
May 12, 2011

Why isn't the world enough for some people?

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A pluralist approach to ethics

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 11, 2011

All ethical approaches have their shortcomings, but we can assemble a reasonable moral outlook with parts of each.

Weird Bogus UFO Videos—and Their Defenders

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
May 10, 2011

A curious exchange with a UFO believer who didn't like my skeptical analysis.

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Ballot Initiative, Motivated by CSH Lawsuit, Would Gut FL Constitution’s Church-State Separation

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
May 09, 2011

Florida voters will weigh changes to the state constitution to allow government funding of religious institutions.

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Alien McHoaxes, McSkepticism, and More

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 09, 2011

Wow! An alien corpse on ice! Discovered "in the frozen wastes of Siberia"—at a "known UFO hotspot," no less—the damaged but preserved creature (partially buried in snow) surfaced in a short video posted on Youtube. In just a few days the clip drew nearly three-quarters of a million viewers, according to an online British news source (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378400/Body-dead-alien-Siberia-claims-UFO-hurtling-earth.html; April 20, 2011).

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Rep. Pete Stark Supports National Day of Reason

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
May 05, 2011

Congressman makes statement on floor of House of Representatives in support of the 2011 National Day of Reason.

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Obama’s Secularism

It’s Only Natural with John Shook
May 04, 2011

A profound defense of separation of church and state.

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Trump Trumped!

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
May 04, 2011

The President Plays His Trump Card

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Think Only a Few Fools Believe in the Rapture? Think Again.

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
May 03, 2011

It might not happen on May 21, but it will happen

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Video posted: “Diversity in the Atheist Movement”

Guest Blog from Debbie Goddard
May 02, 2011

Greta Christina, Jen McCreight ("Blag Hag" ), & I discussed diversity and outreach at the AHA conference last month.

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