Monthly Archives: September 2010

Faith School Playground

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Bad Argument of the Week XXIX

The ever-wrong James Delingpole dons his first tin-foil hat as he suggests that global warming is a lie perpetrated by the New World Order to inconvenience him and his readers. Continue reading

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Rich Pickings

JF Derry, author of “Darwin in Scotland”, challenges the idea that Charles Darwin was a meek and forgiving scholar. Is there a better message to be taken from the similarities between Darwin and the likes of Richard Dawkins than from the differences? Continue reading

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Cult Status: Cargo Cults

In this instalment, Dario Battisti looks at the phenomenon of cargo cults, and the pigeon experiments of B.F. Skinner, in an overview on how superstitious behaviour takes hold. Continue reading

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Freaky Friday: Might Ghosts Exist?

Ash Pryce asks what it means to say that “ghosts might exists” and what obstacles lie in the way of testing the hypothesis that they do. Continue reading

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Something Fishy This Way Comes…

In the midst of a lot of hand-wringing prompted by the “don’t be a dick” meme, Ash Pryce argues that it is irrational to expect the behaviour of everyone who takes an interest in issues of skepticism to match some kind of ideal. Continue reading

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Hot Cuisine

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