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Dolphins or the Dead

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
September 20, 2017

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

The Earth continues to writhe.  

More than 200 people are killed in the devastation of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake across central Mexico. Joshua Partlow at the Washington Post reports:

Marisela Avila Gomez, 58, was in her apartment in the capital’s central Narvarte neighborhood when the shaking began, toppling her furniture and shattering the windows. A piece of glass sliced deep into her right leg. “My whole house is full of blood,” she said. 

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Behind the Scary Clown Juggalo March on Washington

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
September 19, 2017

Washington D.C. has more clowns in it than usual over the weekend: Juggalos protesting their FBI designation as a criminal gang. Here's the story. 

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Sonically Tuned Water, Moonlight, Love, Reiki, and Gem Elixirs

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
September 19, 2017

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

Check out this fascinating presentation on the Gnostic gospels, given by the wicked-smart Cynthia Grzywinski, who also happens to be my mom. (And introduced with a poem read by my college acting professor, the wicked-awesome Pam Hendrick.)

Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Fareed Zakaria, correctly, that we are more or less screwed when it comes to climate change, saying, "The day two politicians are arguing about whether science is true, it means nothing gets done. Nothing." 

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Great Benefits Upon Future Inhabitants

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
September 18, 2017

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

Kimberly Winston, reporting on an Annenberg study, writes an excellent and accurate lede for some ugly news. Emphasis mine:

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans incorrectly believe that Muslim citizens don’t have the same First Amendment rights as other American citizens. Also incorrectly, 1 in 7 believe that atheists aren’t protected by those rights. 

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