The “trapped in the wrong body” idea assumes that consciousness is an ethereal entity which can be scalded from the body without altering its essence.
Category Skepticism and Science
Contrary to the common assumption that racism and sexism are twin prejudices propping up a white male power structure, minority women are far less likely to be the target of racist treatment than minority men.
Columbus Day is usually met with outrage and indignation. This is an oversimplification of a complex matter that can’t —and shouldn’t— be reduced to the atrocities commited by Spaniards more than 500 years ago.
hat would happen to the players of both teams if they requested uniforms as those of their opponents?
In this video Myles Power explains how Rebecca Watson misrepresented Evolutionary Psychology — it’s only 15 minutes long and it’s worth a watch:
So, when someone, anyone, says “Happy Holidays” or “All Lives Matter”, instead of getting mad, maybe you should ask yourself what is it with your pet issue that have alienated people away from your cause?
I don’t need to be black to reject racism, I don’t need to be gay to reject homophobia, I don’t need to be Muslim to reject the anti-Muslim bigotry, and I don’t have to be a woman to support abortion.
More than 100 Nobel laureates signed an open letter to Greenpeace urging them to stop sabotaging the Golden Rice particularly, and GMO’s research generally. The letter was also sent to the UN and the governments around the world
In 2000, eco-talibans destroyed an experimental field of GMO papaya in Lagunillas (Venezuela). Let’s help raise money for a documentary telling the story.
In this video JP Sears shows how ridiculous it would seem if meat eaters acted the way vegans do when they think theirs is a morally superior diet — it’s hilarious:
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.
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
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.
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?