Human Rights Subscription BundleSeptember 18, 2020
At Skeptical Inquirer: Susan Gerbic—the woman who did such a great job exposing fake-psychic Thomas John that the New York Times covered it—reviews John’s new show. Benjamin Radford looks back on the exploratory work of naturalist George Cherrie and his reflections on “various bizarre topics including ghost beliefs and superstitions.” Hey, make sure you’re following …
George Cherrie and the Venezuelan Dancing DevilSeptember 17, 2020
One of the most celebrated American naturalist/explorers was George K. Cherrie (1865–1948), who in his 1930 book Dark Trails: Adventures of a Naturalist (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) wrote about his adventures, primarily in Central and South America. Cherrie engaged in many expeditions, perhaps most famously accompanying Theodore Roosevelt on his nearly-disastrous 1913–1914 jungle descent of Brazil’s …
Three Hours of Shoe ShoppingSeptember 17, 2020
FiveThirtyEight looks at the lack of Democratic outreach to nonreligious voters. Political science professor David Campbell says, “Until parties and politicians start talking to secular voters as a bloc, voters won’t see themselves that way either.” Ronald F. Inglehart writes at Foreign Affairs about a huge global decline in religion since 2007. “As unexpected as …
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