Blog Archives for September 2012

‘The Master’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
September 30, 2012

In the new film The Master, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the leader of a New Agey, quasi-religious cult which draws troubled people into their fold. 

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Sexism, Activism, and All-Male Clubs

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
September 28, 2012

What should we do about private organizations who have sexist policies? Sometimes we stand up to them; sometimes we don't. 

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The Zanzibari Cat

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
September 24, 2012

Reflections of a feline-loving traveler in East Africa.

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Public Figures Who Lie About Sports Achievements

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
September 13, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan recently lied about running a marathon in under 3 hours, but he's not the first to exaggerate sports achievements.

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Bearing the Burden: On Being Chosen to Suffer

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
September 06, 2012

Many people, from those taking care of disabled children to those dealing with traumatic events, believe that they have been specially chosen to bear that burden. Is this healthy or harmful?

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