Blog Archives for November 2014

Frog Falls and Fallacies

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
November 18, 2014

I wrote a piece about the classic Fortean phenomenon of frogs falling from the sky, and I here address two rebuttals--one old and one new.

The “I Am…” Meme: Co-Opting Identities for Social Change

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
November 03, 2014

It has become fashionable in recent years for social justice protestors to choose a person who symbolizes a tragic event and then declare to the world that they are that person. It certainly sends a clear message of solidarity, but but it raises thorny questions about the ethics of speaking on behalf of others.

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