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The Origin of Myths | Where Do Misconceptions and False Beliefs Come From
September 25, 2020


Myths in the context of this article are conceptualized as misinformation, misconceptions, false beliefs, or erroneous claims. Myths can be found in virtually every field. Sometimes myths can be relatively harmless, while other times they lead to bad decisions and negative consequences. Myths contribute to epistemic irrationality: holding beliefs that are not supported by evidence …

We Do Some Nudity, We Do Some Blasphemy
September 25, 2020


Our crack web team already has last night’s Skeptical Inquirer Presents posted online! So if you missed the live event with Nathan Lents, as he disemboweled the claims of Intelligent Design, no worries. You may now enjoy it at your convenience. Behold, as the anti-vaxxer machinations of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Children’s Health Defense …

Covert Anti-Vaccination in ‘Children’s Health Defense’
September 24, 2020


This is the ninth in a series of original articles on the COVID-19 pandemic by the Center for Inquiry as part of its Coronavirus Resource Center, created to help the public address the crisis with evidence-based information. Please check back periodically for updates and new information.  News and social media are awash with information about …

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