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Apocalypse anxiety

Graham Land makes a good point that many people worry about the alleged Dec 2012 Mayan prediction, while ignoring science-based projections…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

7 May 9, 2014
Reply by Luara

Young adults belief in demon posession

Almost Two-Thirds of 18-29 Year Olds Believe in "Demon Possession" What Is Happening to America? Bruce Wilson makes a case that almost 2/3r…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

12 May 8, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

When You're Ready To Look A Heavily Taxpayer-Subsidized Piece of Nonsense In Its Face, . . .

. . . read, or at least browse, Donald E. Scott's The Electric Sky. Scott holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and for 39 years taug…

Started by tom sarbeck

8 May 8, 2014
Reply by tom sarbeck

Challenging lies doesn't work

False Beliefs Persist, Even After Instant Online Corrections It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 May 7, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Mere question elicits false memories

When Trick Questions Become False Memories Just asking if someone experienced a fictitious event can create false memory of it. It seems th…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 May 7, 2014
Reply by Michael Penn

Political discourse in US - fundamentally fallacious

Does Irrationality Doom America? Paul Rosenberg explains pervasive illogic in US pundit conversation. Since Gingrich we've substituted cogn…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

13 May 5, 2014
Reply by tom sarbeck

F*ck You= Australia's Coal Policy

Hilarious video, not from The Onion, elucidating the "logic" of Australia's coal policy.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Loren Miller

Name truthiness

UC Irvine-led study finds ‘truthiness’ in people’s names Oh limited brains! The same scientists who discovered that photographs lend legiti…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 1, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

Frustration at RealClimate

RealClimate is “Climate science from climate scientists”But sometimes it feels as if  Gavin Schmidt, a genuine climate modeller, isn't reas…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Dec 1, 2013
Reply by Grinning Cat

Religion correlates with Climate Denial

As highly religious people in the US become more science literate, they increasingly deny climate change. ...among highly religious individ…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 27, 2013

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