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How does the Prahlad Jani Breatharian Story Persist without Evidence?

The answer is repetition, and that says something about reliance on what we all “know” to be true.

More than three years ago, a man named Prahlad Jani who claimed to have lived for 70 years without food or water became the center of a media spectacle when Dr. Sudhir Shah called a press conference [...]

If Malaria Isn't Needed Anymore, Why Are Corporations Spending Millions to Destroy It?

Someone sent me this image today:

I agree that unions can be important. But I don’t like the thinking behind the statement. Substitute other words for “unions”:

If malaria isn’t needed anymore, why are corporations spending millions to destroy it? They are, you know. Read this article about 24 years of research supported by [...]

Rep. Allen West Plays Anti-Mosque Movement for Chumps

When he was running for Congress in the fall of 2010, Republican candidate Allen West demanded action by government officials to prohibit Americans from building mosques in New York City.

Allen West’s official 2010 campaign statement on the building of mosques in America:

I am very concerned about the decision in NYC reference the approval [...]

Lee Strobel, Putting the Cart Before the Horse on Jesus Again

I’ve been reading through Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ on the recommendation of a reader who says its arguments are compelling. Indeed, she found the book so compelling that she followed its suggestion and became a Christian. But simply on the basis of logic so far, I’m repelled rather than attracted to Lee Strobel’s [...]

Strobel’s The Case for Christ: Inserting Conclusions into the Questions

A reader of Irregular Times recommended I read The Case For Christ by Christian apologist Lee Strobel. The book is so convincing, this reader informed me, that her rational mind could no longer deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, and was compelled by the logic and the evidence presented in the book to accept Jesus [...]

NY Republican: Ban Religion in NYC to prevent the spread of Repression

In his latest display of mental gymnastics, Republican candidate for Governor of New York State Carl Paladino has just completed either a disastrously unsuccessful triple lutz or a spot-on bellyflop:

As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument [...]

Proven! Space Alien ReEducation Camp Agenda Behind Maine NO on 1 Campaign!

When voters in Maine go to the polls on November 3 to vote on Ballot Question 1, they’ll be deciding whether to outlaw same-sex marriage (a YES vote) or to let same-sex marriage stand (a NO vote).

The YES on 1 campaign consists of a front group called “Stand for Marriage Maine” that is almost [...]

Ron Wyden: Let's Throw Good Money After Bad!

Wyden’s logic suggests that he believes that a wasteful, risky corporate welfare scheme for Detroit is justified by the face that there has been a previous risky, wasteful corporate welfare scheme. [...]

Brownback God’s Blessing Where We Do All The Work

It’s ridiculous to claim that it doesn’t matter what Americans do, because God has America’s future all pre-arranged. It is equally ridiculous to assert that God is a great divine being who claims to direct the course of American history, but then lets the American people actually make the choices. [...]

Brownback God's Blessing Where We Do All The Work

It’s ridiculous to claim that it doesn’t matter what Americans do, because God has America’s future all pre-arranged. It is equally ridiculous to assert that God is a great divine being who claims to direct the course of American history, but then lets the American people actually make the choices. [...]

Former Clinton Followers for McCain MiniMovement Shows Further Irrationality on FISA

The more that the movement of former Clinton followers calling itself Women for Fair Politics speaks, the less convinced I am of the movement’s intellectual coherence. The movement of dubious size is no longer focused on following Hillary Clinton, considering that today Hillary Clinton appeared in full-fledged rally mode for Barack Obama. If not a [...]