The Course of Reason

Refuting Woo

September 1, 2011 Pete Zupan

First off, what is Woo? For our purposes it's going to include just about any example of pseudoscience or superstition that you can think of, like homeopathy, anti-vaccination, and religious claims. Because most of these groups basically use the exact same arguments in support of their brand of woo, the term should be interchangeable.

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Antitheist Apologetics

August 31, 2011 Seth Kurtenbach

This is an antitheist apologetics post by Seth Kurtenbach. It is meant to show how easily one can make a ridiculous theological argument. Of course I don’t endorse any of the premises that follow, but many theists do, and so I show that by twisting faith-based beliefs one can conjure up almost any argument.

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Lucky for You, Science is Not a Religion

August 30, 2011 Shawn Witham

So, as everyone has heard, Hurricane Irene is crawling its way up the East Coast. Scientists have built models to determine its path, community members have reinforced homes and businesses, families and friends have offered hands of help, and, last and definitely least, the priests and pastors have offered prayer and spiritual guidance.

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Music Monday: Tom Waits, “God’s Away On Business”

August 29, 2011 Cody Hashman

Welcome to the first installment of Music Mondays!

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TED Time

August 26, 2011 John Chesley

Looking over the past blog posts I noticed that it has been awhile since a TED talk was posted. If you don't know what TED talks are or haven't spent much time on their site, I highly recommend checking it out when you have some free time.

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