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A Win for Science: AA Wont Air Antivax Interview

A little protest was ignited among skeptics this week when it was announced that American Airlines would be playing an antivax interview in-flight as well as publishing the interview in their magazine. The interview is with a woman named Meryl Dorey, queen of the quacks, who asserts anti-scientific claims about vaccines causing autism and DNA alterations and […]

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Jessica Receives a Christian Love Letter, Disturbing Contents…

I’ve written about Jessica Ahlquist a few times now, it’s no secret that I think she’s super cool and brave for standing up for her rights, while being harassed and threatened by ignorant and violent fools. Yesterday she posted a photo to twitter of a letter she received in the mail. So, here it is. Take a […]

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Scorched Earth Skepticism

When I watched the video of Phil Plait’s talk at TAM 8 encouraging the skeptical community to keep in mind the big picture of what we are trying to do as skeptical activists, it resonated with me. He asserted that more people are swayed by kindness, logic, and reason than by aggressiveness, derision, and ridicule. […]

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Joseph Kony 2012

Be sure to read the important update at the bottom of this post. There is a powerful viral video making the rounds on the web. It’s called Kony 2012, it’s thirty minutes long, it’s sensational and moving, and it has one goal. The video aims to make a man named Joseph Kony the most popular […]

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An Honest Liar: The James Randi Story

James Randi probably doesn’t need an introduction, he shouldn’t need one. Here is one anyway. To say that he is a force in the skepticism movement would be a massive understatement, he practically is the skepticism movement. Randi has been a magician his whole life, though he prefers to call himself a conjurer, because it’s […]

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Kidnapped for Christ: A Documentary

Below is a trailer for a new full length documentary called Kidnapped for Christ. The movie shows the horrors of an Evangelical Christian reform school called Escuela Caribe, in the Dominican Republic. The school is a “boot camp” for troubled American teens. The way “troubled” is used here is the Evangelical interpretation and encompasses behaviors such at teens […]

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Another Assault on Your Freedom, Help Stop ACTA

ACTA stands for “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement”, it is another attempt by the same people who brought you SOPA and PIPA to control the internet, censor free speech, and take away basic human rights. This time the attack isn’t limited to one country. ACTA is a multi-national trade agreement that if passed will create a new […]

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Children Are Easy Targets, Church-University Says

Churches, and religious universities, aren’t usually very excited by studies. Accurate data can be a real turn off when you want to take portions of the bible literally, or if you want to believe that prayer is effective, or if you want to believe that religion is a force for good in the world. So what […]

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Qi Gets Kicked in the Nuts! (Skeptically Pwnd episode 6)

I just found out about Skeptically Pwnd, a comedy skepticism group out of LA. They make super funny videos about skeptic topics, like the one below. My favorite part, the Slo-mo Qi glitter. Makes me even more excited to be in LA come July.

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