Category Archives: Skepticism

The Scourge of Internet Memes, and Believing Everything You See

Have we become a society of gullibility? Anyone who has a large enough network on social media has been able to see an increase in recent years of pictorial internet memes, such as in the image above. Typically, this is with … Continue reading

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The REAL Story Behind the Quote “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”

“There’s a sucker born every minute” – P.T. Barnum’s most famous words. He is widely considered to be one of the best purveyors of entertainment in history – a genius in sales and marketing – and these words have become somewhat … Continue reading

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It’s Harder for Religious People to Tell Fact from Fiction

When I wrote the article “Should Parents Tell Their Kids ‘The Truth’ About Santa?” three and a half years ago, I argued that most children whose parents allow them to believe are giving them a potentially important opportunity to learn. … Continue reading

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Is Atheism a Religion? (Hint: No)

Rarely do I make new articles based on my interactions with commenters, but a recent one warranted a full response. From my article “Read a Bible – Become an Atheist (In That Order)” one commenter said: Sorry, atheism is a … Continue reading

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Read a Bible, Become an Atheist (in That Order)

Atheists and Christians may not agree on everything, but one thing is certain: They want you to read the bible. When I first decided to write this article, I was planning to compare quotes about why a Christian and an atheist … Continue reading

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Scientific Consensus and the Obvious Truth about Global Climate Change

I often ask questions in my article titles, but the question “are we responsible for climate change?” is simply unnecessary. From the overwhelming evidence, we know the answer to this question; and the answer is “YES!” This is good news … Continue reading

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Exorcism, the Human Stun Gun, and Suggestion

When the world ended last year, I pointed out the there is a certain degree of relativism to the apocalypse. That is, you, the reader, must have been impervious to the apocalypse. Why? It’s simple – you never believed it. … Continue reading

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Why Haven’t We Found the Missing Link in the Fossil Record? Science Answers!

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. -George Orwell If evolution is such an incontrovertible “theory,” then why haven’t we found the “missing link” yet? A compelling question – if not boldly ignorant. In fact, creationists ask this … Continue reading

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The 2013 Pigasus Awards

Every year, the James Randi Educational Foundation gives awards to recognize the special few uncritical thinkers who do more to peddle pseudoscience and damage the public in ways that only celebrities could. Below are five “winners” of various categories whose … Continue reading

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Did Jesus ‘Want’ to be Nailed to a Cross?

I’m pretty sure the answer to the question in the title is “no,” but there are many things I don’t know about religion. For example: Why is it that some Christians celebrate Easter by eating bunny-shaped chocolates (often after an … Continue reading

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