All Blog Posts Tagged 'skeptic' (26)

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I must admit, I'm not a big fan of Richard Dawkins or Steve Pinker for that matter. They're quite ethnocentric. As a feminist and someone who veers more towards the left, I can't stand their Darwinian style elitism. I'm looking for more equitable Athiest or Agnostic thinkers, if anyone could recommend anything please inbox or comment. I'm new to this site so go easy on me. Also any texts that criticize main theological issues in Islam would be great. Documentaries are also welcome. If you're…

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Added by Laila Moe on November 6, 2013 at 12:00am — 28 Comments

How to be a Skeptical News Consumer

By Donna L. Halper

Skeptic Magazine

Even the most skeptical among us have had this happen: A friend or relative forwards an e-mail from an organization with a safe-sounding name (“The Clean Air Initiative,” “The Center for Consumer Freedom”), but the e-mail is filled with scary assertions, usually of a political nature. If the Obama-care health bill is passed, Grandma will face a “death panel” that will decide if she lives or…

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Added by Cara Coleen on June 12, 2013 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

Tune in to Skeptically Yours tonight at 8pm PST!

Hey Everybunny!

Join us again for Skeptically Yours at our NEW TIME, MONDAYS at 8PM PST!

http://SkepticallyYours.net/live OR

http://gocastnetwork.com

The following folks will be in the studio:

Steven Leiva …

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Added by Heather Henderson on February 18, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Slavery Is Fine as Long as It Gets People Closer to God!

So last night, I got into a very heated, very emotional debate with someone on Facebook.  In case you didn't know, that's what Facebook is for.  You get on there, you find some post that some friend has put up, and you troll the shit out of it.  That, obviously, is a joke, but it can sometimes be seen as truth.  I took screen captures of the conversation with the woman I was "debating," but in order to keep identities private, I will not post those screen caps, even though I feel her…

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Added by Mark Hinton II on September 5, 2012 at 4:25pm — 8 Comments

Freethought Social + Meetup!

Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…

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Added by Emilyhasbooks on February 6, 2012 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

A new email conversation I'm having with a YouTube acquaintance...

(If you want to suggest things maybe I should say to this girl after reading the whole long conversation so far, let me know. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.)

 

The girl (I'm assuming a girl, because she found me through this new video of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwPriEMP_1Y and vidding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidding and watching said…

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Added by luvtheheaven on August 17, 2011 at 1:17pm — 10 Comments

Have you been harassed by Dave Mabus aka Dennis Markuze - Sign the petition to get him caught!

We've gotten the ear and the eye of the Montreal police. Send any police reports, documents, and photos to: relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca

 

ALSO - Please sign this very important petition and leave a comment. Mabus has already infiltrated the site.

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Added by Heather Henderson on August 10, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

What Has and Has NOT Changed? (The New and Not-So-New Normal of Marriage Equality)

Near the end of the first act of Kander and Ebb’s musical “Cabaret”, the character Herr Schultz observes, “How the world can change, it can change like that, due to one little word:  ‘Married.’”  Just a little over two weeks ago, on June 24, 2011, it seemed as if the world had changed “like that.”  The State of New York extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples—something it had declined to…

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Added by ProfMTH on July 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tomorrow - Tim Minchin Paul Provenza and Dave Foley - Ardent Atheist

6/29/11 on Ardent Atheist: Paul Provenza, Dave Foley, and Tim Minchin! 6pm PST one hour earlier than usual. http://tinyurl.com/3zc6zrm

Added by Heather Henderson on June 29, 2011 at 12:34am — No Comments

Atheist Gets Destroyed! Dusty Smith

Added by Heather Henderson on May 30, 2011 at 1:18am — 1 Comment

Ardent Atheist will call Harold Camping on the phone - We need your questions!

TODAY! May 25th, 2011

Our guests on Ardent Atheist are, Jim Turner, Craig Anton, Billy The Mime and Gilbert Gottfried! Tune in at 7pm PT right here: http://tinyurl.com/6jrbhvn

Emery has acquired the home phone number for Harold Camping, and we will be calling him from the show today.



Please post any and all of your questions, and we may read it on the air!

AND I'm going to be holding tonight's Ardent Atheist LIVE CHAT right here… Continue

Added by Heather Henderson on May 25, 2011 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

A culture of laziness

I foudn this article on Yahoo!'s front page earlier:

 

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/pain/6-alternative-treatments-chronic-pain

 

It's obviously listed under the "Health" section of the site, though I feel that it should be nowhere near that section at all. Being both an Atheist and a general skeptic, as time passes it becomes increasingly annoying to see articles like…

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Added by Kai on March 23, 2011 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

A South African Skeptic Podcast – A First of its Kind

A friend of mine recently turned me on to this incredible site, Primordial Soop. Its hosts, Deon Barnard, Suzanne Patterson, Basil Polydorou, and Brian Coughlan are all intelligent, well-spoken, and well-read South Africans or former South Africans who hold biweekly debates around South African…

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Added by kelltrill on February 25, 2011 at 5:59am — No Comments

Miracles

miracle



A miracle is "a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent" (Hume, 123n). Theologians of the Abrahamic religions consider only God-willed contravention of the laws of nature to be true miracles. However, they admit others can do and have done things which contravene the laws of nature; such acts are attributed to diabolical… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on October 24, 2010 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

My first meeting with fellow skeptics

Last night I attended both my first

lecture at the world-renowned Center For Inquiry (if you're reading this, I'm available for

volunteer work!) and my first group meeting with a new Buffalo-area

skeptics group, Drinking Skeptically. The lecture was given by author Ibn Warraq on secularism in the Muslim world (it was quite interesting).

While I looked forward to the lecture, I was really looking forward to

the group meeting afterwards.





Once again, I'll… Continue

Added by Pesci on July 24, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Stuff god Can’t Do

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on June 29, 2010 at 11:21pm — 2 Comments

Sam Harris On The “Dangers” Of “Atheism”

This video is a bit outdated, okay, more than a bit. It is Sam Harris' talk at the AAI 2007 conference in Washington, DC, but I had not seen it until now.

The reason I am posting it here is because I really want to hear your opinions on the labels topic.

I have always stated that my world views don't define me, don't define who I am as a person, but I also think we need to be outspoken on the way we see the faith…

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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on May 16, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

'Skeptics' article stirs up condemnation from skeptics, praise from holistic thinkers

















Oh wow, this is two days in a row that my inbox has had a treat waiting for me! Mike Adams, author of yesterday's comedic gem from the webzine Natural News, has just penned a biting retort to the resultant fury of those pesky skeptics.



As to my criticism yesterday regarding Adams' utter disregard for providing hyperlinks to support his statements, he seems to have amended this journalistic oversight as this new article… Continue

Added by Shine on January 25, 2010 at 7:30am — 14 Comments

What 'skeptics' really believe about vaccines, medicine, consciousness and the universe

I am on the mailing list of many, err, "interesting" websites; the crazier the site, the more likely that I am to sign up for email updates. How could anyone turn down a daily dose of hilarity delivered right to their inbox? This morning, I discovered a comedic gem lurking in my unread mail.



Why do I find today's offering to be particularly funny? Because it is an article lambasting the supposed views of some ambiguous group of skeptics with no citations, references, or… Continue

Added by Shine on January 24, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

My Aunt's Crusade, Part II

As discussed in my previous blog, the books my aunt promised to send arrived today. She sent me Josh McDowell's The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict and Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask About the Christian Faith. I have just over three weeks off from college for the holidays and I hope to have the books read within that time. I will also be posting my thoughts, questions, and interesting quotes from the books on here for your entertainment.



Thanks to everyone… Continue

Added by Kristi on December 11, 2009 at 5:19pm — 7 Comments

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