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Fighting Against Abstinence Only Education.

http://thehumanist.com/news/why-are-we-still-fighting-against-abstinence-only-education

Started by Patricia

7 Aug 6, 2014
Reply by Joseph P

What counts as proof for existential threats

How sure do we need to be that we won't be exterminated by random chance rather than an action, before we stop doing that action? “It’s abs…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 14, 2014
Reply by tom sarbeck

Cheating with Science

6 Ways Scientific Studies Can Trick You As it turns out, scientific studies with phony findings are not as uncommon as they should be. And…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 May 22, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Apocalypse anxiety

Graham Land makes a good point that many people worry about the alleged Dec 2012 Mayan prediction, while ignoring science-based projections…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 May 9, 2014
Reply by Luara

Young adults belief in demon posession

Almost Two-Thirds of 18-29 Year Olds Believe in "Demon Possession" What Is Happening to America? Bruce Wilson makes a case that almost 2/3r…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

12 May 8, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Challenging lies doesn't work

False Beliefs Persist, Even After Instant Online Corrections It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 May 7, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Mere question elicits false memories

When Trick Questions Become False Memories Just asking if someone experienced a fictitious event can create false memory of it. It seems th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 7, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

F*ck You= Australia's Coal Policy

Hilarious video, not from The Onion, elucidating the "logic" of Australia's coal policy.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Loren Miller

Name truthiness

UC Irvine-led study finds ‘truthiness’ in people’s names Oh limited brains! The same scientists who discovered that photographs lend legiti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 1, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

Frustration at RealClimate

RealClimate is “Climate science from climate scientists”But sometimes it feels as if  Gavin Schmidt, a genuine climate modeller, isn't reas…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Dec 1, 2013
Reply by Grinning Cat

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