Steelmanning is well-intentioned but turns out to be both unethical and impractical. Here is why.
Category Critical Thinking
Have you heard bonobos are peaceful, matriarchal apes using sex to make egalitarian community? You’ve been lied to. “The Naked Bonobo” is an astonishing feat of debunkery.
Thousands of YouTube users have recently reported being automatically unsubscribed from channels, forcing them to resubscribe. I am going to…
Sleepy Hollow offers realistic character portrayal of a scientific investigator tackling the supernatural. There are some good lessons in skepticism here that bear attention.
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Dead wrong: Wikipedia, BBC news, and ScienceBlogs have lied to you about Victorian post-mortem photography.
Horgan asked skeptics to criticize dubious/harmful claims from mainstream institutions. I will take his advice by criticizing dubious and harmful media claims, starting with his.
It’s logically impossible for machines to “take a job” out of an economy. Now or ever. Caveats: 1. I am writing…
Nature published a paper about chimpanzees who hurl rocks at particular trees leading to cairn-like piles, leading to absurd speculation…
The too-good-to-be-true Putin quote struck a chord with many in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris.