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6 criteria of conspiratorial thinking

In the context of dealing with climate change skeptics, John Cook, Stephan Lewandowsky present a neat summary of conspiratorial ideation.  …

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Mar 24, 2013
Reply by Humble Pie

WHEN IS THE NEXT DOOMSDAY (NOT) GOING TO HAPPEN?

Ray Villard:  "If history is any example, the next cosmic doomsday prediction is always right around the corner. The Mayan blowout was jus…

Started by Idaho Spud

2 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by Idaho Spud

A Visual Study Guide To Cognitive Biases

This illustrated guide explains your mind's decision biases, via Lifehacker.  Evidently there are 42 decision-making biases, 19 social bias…

Started by Little Name Atheist

5 Sep 19, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Only 1 in 10 Americans is a Global Warming Denier, Report Finds

by Timothy Hurst on May 9, 2012 Turn on the TV news tonight and in the (unlikely) event you see any coverage of global warming  you are li…

Started by Sarah Walton

9 May 15, 2012
Reply by Sarah Walton

Magical thinking has benefits?

Watching Harry Potter Films Enhances Creativity in Children The study examined if there was a link between magical thinking and creativity…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 22, 2012
Reply by Loren Miller

The Awesome Power of Fractal Energy Mandalas

More un-fucking-believeable bullshit from con artists. - Dallas   Welcome to Energy MandalaHere you will find an elegant blend of Art, Spi…

Started by A Former Member

11 Mar 4, 2012
Reply by Sarah Walton

Simon Singh and the BCA: A followup

This article came out today where the BCA talks about their (ultimately poor) decision to sue Simon Singh: http://www.guardian.co.uk/scienc

Started by Tiffany

0 Feb 22, 2012

Video "Science is Real"

Sometimes we need to celebrate, not just cogitate, especially when educating.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Feb 10, 2012

How the Mind Counteracts Offensive Ideas

Not an exhaustive study, but interesting -- if not kind of obvious.  - DGHow the Mind Counteracts Offensive IdeasPeople react to ideas they…

Started by A Former Member

6 Aug 21, 2011
Reply by Steph S.

McCarthyism is alive and well, and aimed at atheists

No matter what your political leanings might be we should all be able to agree that the current American Values Network campaign is horrend…

Started by D.O.S

0 Aug 5, 2011

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