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It's "Natural" therefore it's "good". It's "Artificial" therefore it's "bad".

I hear it all of the time. "I don't want to take that medicine because it's not natural". "This food is not natural". "I choose to live thi…

Started by Daniel W

100 Aug 13, 2010
Reply by Michelle

New Agers and Creationists should not be President

I don't read the dead tree rags very often and usually don't choose the Sun-Times anyway so I missed hearing about this most excellent arti…

Started by Glenn Sogge

13 Jul 29, 2010
Reply by Фелч Гроган

No Perpetual Motion

Okay - this is another one. It comes up again and again - mostly in the context of 'alternative energy.' It has to stop. Here's the thing -…

Started by Howard S. Dunn

17 Jul 20, 2010
Reply by Michelle

Medical Marijuana? Recreational Marijuana?

I just finished watching a documentary, "The Union, the business behind getting high", on Netflix (Netflix is my addiction).  Damning as f…

Started by Daniel W

149 Jul 15, 2010
Reply by Jim DePaulo

The dichotomy of Fox

IT seems odd to me (in a way) that Fox (Rupert Murdoch) distributes Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity AND Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and Seth MacF…

Started by Howard S. Dunn

27 Jun 12, 2010
Reply by Christopher

Atheists and Cloning an Eternal Life

Okay - I've read this once too many times even here on A|N and it's time to gripe about it. Apparently, in an attempt to make up for the la…

Started by Howard S. Dunn

51 Jun 4, 2010
Reply by Jason Spicer

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


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