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Lawrence Krauss in The New Yorker: All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists

Lawrence Krauss holds forth (magnificently, imho) on the Kim Davis debacle in particular and on the folly of kowtowing to religious prejudi…

Started by Bertold Brautigan

26 Sep 9, 2015
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

Idiocracy Now

Hearing Trump, seeing him sure ahead of rivals, reminded me of the movie Idiocracy. Research on literacy proficiency, to my despair, makes…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Sep 2, 2015
Reply by Joseph P

It Takes More Faith to Be an Atheist Than to Believe in God?

Every time I encounter some character making this crude and cretinous claim, I want to imitate Regan's projectile vomiting in The Exorcist.…

Started by Bertold Brautigan

21 Aug 21, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

Talking Nonsense as US Politcs

Donald Trump’s Biggest Crime Is His Honesty: How He Exposes the Sickening Rot At the Core of the GOP ... pretending at seriousness while ad…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 Aug 17, 2015
Reply by tom sarbeck

A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving

From NYT, a deceptively simple game, with implications for government and corporate decision making: We’ve chosen a rule that some sequence…

Started by Grinning Cat

6 Jul 4, 2015
Reply by tom sarbeck

Spot Graphics that Lie

A Quick Guide to Spotting Graphics That Lie Chiqui Esteban gives us five quick tips to spot lying graphics. Numbers themselves don’t lie, b…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

49 Jun 25, 2015
Reply by Joseph P

Susceptibility to Bias

Bad news for our ability to overcome order or framing bias. Expert philosophers are just as irrational as the rest of us Eric Schwitzgebel…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 23, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Gish Gallop

5 Things Conservatives Lie Shamelessly About Tell so many lies, so fast, your opponent hasn't the time or attention to address them, much l…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 Jun 21, 2015
Reply by Loren Miller

Political discourse in US - fundamentally fallacious

Does Irrationality Doom America? Paul Rosenberg explains pervasive illogic in US pundit conversation. Since Gingrich we've substituted cogn…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

14 May 29, 2015
Reply by tom sarbeck

Liberal Washing

The biggest mind-fuck in the US, by my view, is the way corporate wealth tricks citizens to to give the most powerful and wealthy even more…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 May 19, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

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