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Good Friday for Atheists
April 19, 2019 ·


Just because I don’t share religious beliefs with someone doesn’t mean I think that they should be harmed in any way. Quite to the contrary. If you feel the need to kill people because of a difference of opinion, you’ve lost the argument. Validity of beliefs should rest on the merits of the arguments, not the size of the spear.

I Don’t Want No Scrubs
April 19, 2019 ·


Heck yes, it’s a new Point of Inquiry episode! Kavin Senapathy’s got both Massimo Pigliucci and Susan Blackmore. That’s a heck of a lineup for one show. Check out Skeptical Inquirer‘s own Kenny Biddle as he talks about the ghost-hunting “industry” with WGBH radio‘s The Curiosity Desk. In 1999, when we were livin’ la vida …

Something Wiccan This Way Comes
April 19, 2019 ·


“The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.” – James Randi I was struck the other day seeing yet another sign on the street for Tarot readings and various psychic services. Folk belief is a hard thing to displace, but I still have to shake my head that …

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