Blog Archives for February 2013

Being ‘Over It’-And the Lack of Charity

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 19, 2013

On being "Over It," and the lack of charity in discourse. 

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‘Over It’ Follow-Up: Why Would Anyone Criticize an Anti-Rape Poem?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 18, 2013

Feminist activist Eve Ensler wrote a poem saying that she was "over rape" as part of an effort to stop physical and sexual abuse of women. I agreed with much of it, and wrote my own poem based on hers. We have both recently been criticized for it. 

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Over It.

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 15, 2013

On Valentine's Day, feminist activist Eve Ensler asked women around the world to dance in an effort to stop sexual and physical violence against women in an event she called One Billion Rising. How big is the problem, and will it do any good? 

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Did Joseph Smith Predict Doomsday?

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Ben Radford
February 01, 2013

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, said in 1835 that he had spoken to God recently, and during their conversation he learned that Jesus would return within the next 56 years, after which the End Times would begin promptly. Many Mormons have taken exception to this claim; who's right? 

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