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Ancient Skepticism And The Snake God Glycon

Present-day skeptics are fond of presenting their kind of thinking as the latest thing, a relatively new invention that was developed only with the struggle and sacrifice of freethinkers and scientists during the Enlightenment. However, the writings of Lucian of Samosata, who lived in present-day Syria nearly two thousand years ago, show that the skill [...]

In Other News, 734 Street Signs May be Replaced by 2146

I think it may be impossible for this “fact” from Science News to be disproved.

Whatever Happened To Global Warming?

Remember when environmentalists used to warn us about global warming all the time? Well, it’s been years since An Inconvenient Truth was a hit in movie theaters, and since then, what kind of warming have we seen? Why, I bet right now that you’re shivering. Environmentalists can’t point to a single piece of evidence to…

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Marijuana Causes Paranoia, Says Secret Illuminati Conspiracy That’s Out To Get Us All

Did you hear the news? There’s now a scientific study that claims to prove that marijuana causes paranoid delusions.

Of course, THEY would want you to believe that, wouldn’t THEY?

What more perfect cover for a conspiracy to control the possession of marijuana could there be than the belief that anyone who is in possession [...]

June 2014 was the 3rd warmest June on Record for Planet Earth

“What Global Warming?” — Investor’s Business Daily editorial, April 30 2014.

What global warming? This global warming:

NASA’s Goddard Institue for Space Studies has released updated temperature data to include readings through June 2014, readings taken from weather stations around the globe. These records indicate the following:

Winter 2014 was the seventh warmest Winter for [...]

Meet The Scientific Ignorance Caucus In The US House Of Representatives

First, the good news. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5029, the International Science and Technology Cooperation Act. In terms of spending, it was a modest bill. If it is signed into law, it will barely result in any increase in federal government spending at all.

Still, the impact of H.R. 5029 could [...]

Fact Check: Is LA Rep. Lenar Whitley Right or Wrong about Global Warming?

Raw Story notes Louisiana State Representative Lenar Whitley has posted a video titled “Global Warming is a Hoax” in her campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress:

Among Rep. Whitley’s many claims of a secret “conspiracy” to fool humanity into thinking that global warming exists, she declares that all it takes to disprove [...]

Statistics Show Biblical Literalists Sin Against Their Religion Every Time They Go To Church

Christian Biblical literalists are faced with this choice: They must either stop going to church, or stop being Biblical literalists, and accept that the Bible is really just a collection of metaphors, and not really the divine word of any supernatural being. [...]

Save The Planet! Don’t Wear I/O Denim Jeans!

It’s widely acknowledged that human beings are bad for the planet. We degrade natural habitats. We pollute. We change the climate.

The fewer human beings around, the better it will be for the biosphere. But, how can we accomplish population reduction in a humane manner? Massive slaughter wouldn’t likely be very environmentally friendly in itself.

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Join the National Bicycle Challenge

The League of American Bicyclists is an organization, older than anyone you know, centered around this idea:

When more people ride bikes: Life is better for everyone; Communities are safer, stronger and better connected; Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy independent.

Part of what the League does is [...]

Alternative Medicine: Is Cancer A Lactic Acid?

Cancer is not lactic acid. Lactic acid is a little molecule, and cancer is a disease caused the uncontrolled growth of living tissue throughout the body. They’re two separate things. [...]