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How to be a denialist

Living In Denial:  Why Sensible People Reject The TruthHow to be a denialist Martin McKee, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hyg…

Started by sacha

3 May 18, 2010
Reply by Фелч Гроган

Confirmation Bias

"One of the challenges of trying to be scientific, and an honest intellectual, is that judgment is often required in assessing a claim…

Started by sacha

7 May 5, 2010
Reply by Bryanderthal

Disorders of consciousness: When is someone just vegetative?

A while back, this group had a discussion on "facilitated communication", which is a way to make an unconscious person act as a human ouija…

Started by Daniel W

17 Apr 7, 2010
Reply by Nur Dian


scheduled to appear: The God Delusion's Richard Dawkins (Keynote event) JREF Founder James Randi Bad Astronomer Phil Plait Doubt'…

Started by sacha

14 Apr 4, 2010
Reply by sacha

"New Atheist/Atheism"

Does anyone else find this term as annoying as I do? I know there are a few prominent atheists (Stenger for example) who have adopted it bu…

Started by D.O.S

38 Mar 24, 2010
Reply by Howard S. Dunn

How I learned to stop fearing climate change and learned to love apocalypse

Well, sort of.   I'm despairing of intelligence in social discourse, press, government, industry, religion, or almost anywhere else.  Prese…

Started by Daniel W

41 Mar 19, 2010
Reply by Фелч Гроган

The nonsense of hyperbole. Stunning! Hugely unprecedented!

Reading news articles, blogs, and even discussions on Nexus, I've grown weary of hyperbolic excess.   After so much use, hyperbole becomes…

Started by Daniel W

21 Mar 14, 2010
Reply by Glenn Sogge

Magical thinking around terrorism

Magical thinking around terrorism by Jeff Sparrow "In politics," proclaimed Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1830, "what begins in fear usually…

Started by Stephen Moore

16 Feb 20, 2010
Reply by John D

Help help I'm being repressed... aka crying wolf on rights and freedoms.

Some issues have come to light repeatedly on A|N especially around what people feel are a suppression of their rights and freedoms on the I…

Started by JayBarti

12 Feb 13, 2010
Reply by Фелч Гроган

We need a logo for our A³ brand of atheism. A contest for a No Nonsense logo.

No Nonsense members: Howard has suggested we have a contest - We need a logo for our A³ brand of atheism and to represent the group. (Pl…

Started by sacha

73 Feb 5, 2010
Reply by Howard S. Dunn




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