The Grim WinnowingSeptember 18, 2019 ·
Tim Flannery at The Guardian says climate activists like himself have failed: … the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: they are now an immediate threat to our children. … … future Earth may have enough resources to support far fewer people than the 7.6 …
Astrology and RacismSeptember 17, 2019 ·
There are many scientific and skeptical objections to astrology, including the fact that the constellations have shifted since astrology was devised, that many real-world tests have failed to find statistically meaningful patterns in the lives of people born under certain zodiac signs, and that there are multiple—and in fact contradictory—versions of astrology that adherents fervently …
Cheeky in KentuckySeptember 17, 2019 ·
We just dropped an undiluted knowledge bomb on y’all’s brains. This morning we released the results of a survey we conducted with Lake Research Partners, supported by the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, on Americans’ attitudes and understanding about homeopathy and their trust in megaretailers Walmart and CVS. There’s a lot of information, but some big takeaways …
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