August 22, 2012
A month ago, shortly after a shooter in Colorado attacked a premiere of the film The Dark Knight Rises, I wrote a piece addressing the then-circulating question of whether or not the shooter's massacre was inspired by the Batman film. Many readers suggested that my blog was too quick to dismiss the link, based on little information; a month later, what does the evidence show?
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August 03, 2012
As the Ness River slowly weaves and wends through the town of Inverness on its way to Loch Ness, it passes under a white metal bridge walkway. That walkway continues across a small road and soon narrows into a brick-paved alleyway between two churches before ending at a modest street. A sign on the wrought-iron entrance reads, "Church of Scotland-The Old High Church." That's where I heard voices across the centuries.
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July 20, 2012
A mass shooting at the premiere of the new Batman film has cast a pall on the franchise and raised questions about media-inspired violence.
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July 18, 2012
Good science is universal. Properly controlled scientific experiments should yield the same results regardless of who is doing the testing. Male or female, British or Turkish, young or old, Muslim or Jew, it doesn't matter. Science's universality is one of its greatest attributes. Much pseudoscience and the paranormal, by contrast, is individual and idiosyncratic.
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June 29, 2012
Seth MacFarland's new film is crass cross between "Greg the Bunny" and "Family Guy."
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June 21, 2012
The new film Brave, about a headstrong Scottish fire-haired archer princess, squanders one of Disney's best characters in a meandering and muddled script.
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June 13, 2012
Why blogs suck: It's probably true that most blogs are crap-but it's a shame that we must work so hard to find the non-crap.
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June 04, 2012
A brief and enlightening exchange with a UFO believer over a skeptical analysis.
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May 14, 2012
News organizations around the world claimed that a young Russian model has achieved her desire to look like a Barbie doll, sparking discussion and outrage about the media's influence on women. But is it true?
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April 30, 2012
A lot of the time people simply don’t read--and this hold implications for both skepticism and public discourse.
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