94th Birthday of Richard Feynman

Today would have been the 94th birthday of physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman was, of course, one of the most influential physicists of our time, but he was also more than that. He was a philosopher-scientist, the kind of thinker that would go to great lengths to put his terrific sum of knowledge into perspective for […]

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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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Gripp – Head In The Cloud, A rap album with a skeptical and atheist message

On the most recent episode of Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe they interviewed Gripp, aka Marshall Gillson, a talented musician and rapper. Gripp’s newest album is filled with songs with a skeptical message and strong arguments for atheism. After a few song samples played on SGU I knew I had to hear more of Gripp’s […]

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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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Reason Rally Video Roundup

If you’re like me, you might be foolishly missing out on what looks like one of the best events of this year. The 2012 Reason Rally in Washington DC. The Reason Rally is a yearly meetup of non-religious people to celebrate a life of reason, free from the tyranny of religion. This year’s list of […]

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Critical Thinking: A Video Series for Children

I just found a new video series for teaching critical thinking to children. I discovered it over at Phil Plait’s blog, Bad Astronomy (A super good blog, really, visit it). The video series is created by TechNyou, a science education website from the Australian government. Additional resources for the videos can be found here. The […]

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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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Heartland Institutes Anti-Science Scandal

The Heartland Institute, a right-wing propaganda machine, has just been exposed. Several days ago a few damning internal documents leaked to the press showing the institutes future plans to sow confusion within science education for political motives. Heartland is denying the authenticity of the most damning of them, but new information is pointing to the […]

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Adam Savage Talks About Failure at TAM 7

Adam Savage gave a talk at TAM 7 this year about the importance of failure.  We all know Adam Savage from the spectacular show Mythbusters, but he is a hero among us skeptinerds for his activism in skepticism as well. In this most recent talk at TAM Adam points out that when we look at […]

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