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Self-Pollination

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 12, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. 

Donald Trump who somehow is President of the United States (lol) told a room full of educated adults with easy access to mass communication that immigrants from Haiti and Africa are from "shithole countries." He denied saying it, which of course is ridiculous because he said it, again, to a room full of educated adults. 

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Knight of Swords! No Bombs Will Fly.

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
January 11, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. 

You might remember I was away for a couple of weeks in October for a writers' retreat, and one of the other writers there with me was Amanda Little, a science journalist who was working on a book on how the hell we're going to feed 9 billion people. She is incredibly smart and cool, and she's just published a big Bloomberg Businessweek feature on one aspect of her reporting: little AI robots that tend to crops, plant by individual plant, without screwing up the world.  

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RIDDLEculous XVI

Investigative Briefs  with Joe Nickell
January 10, 2018

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

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The Arrest and Conviction of ‘Blue Whale Game’ Svengali Filipp Budeykin

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
January 10, 2018

Russian news stories claim that a man named Filipp Budeykin was convicted of involvement in the 'Blue Whale Game.' But that doesn't mean it's real.

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