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eSkeptic for June 20, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/kkRTh0fo_Es/ In this week’s eSkeptic: Ask Me Anything!: Send questions to Michael Shermer, host of Science Salon Feature: Did the Exodus really happen, and why does it matter if it did? MonsterTalk # 159: Interview with Nessie eDNA researcher Neil Gemmell SUBMIT A QUESTION TO US Michael will…

Scott Clifton: Secular Soap Star


Original Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2018/06/19/scott-clifton-secular-soap-star Scott Clifton is an Emmy-winning actor from "The Bold and the Beautiful." He's also an atheist activist on YouTube, nown for the popular channel Theoretical Bullshit. He joins Seth Andrews for an entertaining conversation about both. There is VIDEO of this exchange at (link coming soon). Support…

Free Ticket Contest for MythCon 2018!


Original Source: https://www.richardcarrier.info/archives/14238 Want to get into MythCon for free, both the event and afterparty? The theme this year is multiple-sides, honest dialogue. So here’s what gets you in: produce a blog, vlog, or podcast that (a) examines any secular disagreement in politics, culture, or society, and (b) treats each…

Conspiracy Theorists, and the Harm They Do


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/PfI7JLaZiLA/ About the image above: President John F. Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination. Also in the presidential limousine are Jackie Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally, and his wife, Nellie. (Photo by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News [Public domain], via…

eSkeptic for June 15, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/tXtbCacs6-U/ No event in the twentieth century did more to popularize conspiracy theories and confuse the general public than the assassination of President Kennedy. By educating people about what actually happened to JFK, and how conspiracy theorists have deliberately lied about it, James K. Lambert hopes that we…

eSkeptic for June 13, 2018


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/iJdWwnKNNIA/ An Unauthorized Peek at the Great Shaming Taking Place at an Institution of Higher Learning Near You (and Other Fireside Tales) In what sense could a man like Bret Weinstein be a racist? If he is racist, surely anyone (maybe even everyone) could be racist. Perhaps this…

I Am Not a Racist, And So Are You An Unauthorized Peek at the Great Shaming Taking Place at an Institution of Higher Learning Near You (and Other Fireside Tales)


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/CjA-GXv48ng/ “The world is not dialectical—it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis.” —Jean Baudrillard “Philosophy and the study of the actual world have the same relation to one another as masturbation and sexual love.” —Karl Marx and Friedrich…

I Am Not a Racist, And So Are You


Original Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Skepticcom/~3/CjA-GXv48ng/ “The world is not dialectical—it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis.” —Jean Baudrillard “Philosophy and the study of the actual world have the same relation to one another as masturbation and sexual love.” —Karl Marx and Friedrich…