This a real, major threat to the skeptic movement. This is our actual hard target because if we don’t stand our grounds and our principles, there will be no skeptic movement left to fight pseudoscience, god-thumpers, the multiverse, the Singularity, or overmedication.
I don’t think there’s anything remotely positive or ‘affirmative’ about racism, sexism or any other kind of discrimination, whether it is regular discrimination or ‘reverse’ discrimination.
Maybe Weinberg wasn’t as accurate as he could have been, but his statement remains true to a certain degree. Some times evil is done without invoking a god; but it is always done with the psychological set of tools that characterizes religion.
I’m not in the swimsuit industry, but I just learned of the existence of this garment that will keep both…
– What if you’re wrong and there is a god?
– Then he has a lot to answer for!
Why manspreading? Because humans are more attracted to individuals displaying their bodies expansively, because it increases one’s romantic desirability.
Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs are associated with freedom threat perceptions directly and reactance indirectly
To carry out such an attack on such short notice, it is plausible to think the terrorist cell altered a previous plan to make a statement yesterday.
Isn’t it funny that, just like creationists, some vegans exist today thanks to an evolutionary process they insist on denying?
Porn users have just been vindicated. We already knew the porn-sexist trope to be BS, but it’s always nice to have it backed up with peer reviewed evidence.
The argument that the rules can be skipped if you have an imaginary friend has won once again — thank you Waris Ahluwalia.
None of the people who’re on the bandwagon to smear Richard-Dawkins do it for click bait. They do it out of hate. Plain and simple, visceral, old fashioned hate.
I really wonder where did all of your critical thinking skills went, Novella, because you’re so wrong on so many levels, it’s just shameful.
Thought crimes are coming back and NECSS wants to make sure you know it. If you can’t disagree with the host, is it even worth speaking at such a venue?
Skeletons showed *unmistakable signs of violent death*. The finding represents warfare among prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
At some point Charlie Hebdo chose not to draw Muhammad any longer… or so we were told. But it isn’t true:
The Pope’s spokesman denied any duty to answer about this — they’re too busy dealing with *actual* moral problems, such as gay marriage and Charlie Hebdo’s drawings.
Contrary to what vegans claim (or want us to conclude), going veg is bad for animals, our health and the environment.
Let’s recall the words of Pope Francis exactly a year ago, when he *advocated* violence in the name of god just after the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo:
After seeing how these people bash Richard Dawkins almost just for being alive, and how they sistematically smear Sam Harris, no wonder they waited for Hitchens to die — with their fragile egos, they wouldn’t have survived a Hitchslap in response.