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Biofilms, The Biology of Slime: 1- Intro

Biofilms, The Biology of Slime: 1- Intro

When most people think of bacteria, they usually think of free floating cells, completely independent of each other. Most researchers until recently thought the same, however that’s not how most bacteria live outside the comforts of a microbiology laboratory!   Lick your teeth, can you feel that weird layer? That’s plaque, you have heard of that from your dentist and […]

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March Against Monsanto are also anti vax?

Anyone following Myles Powers YT channel is sure to at least be aware of March Against Monsantos anti GMO stance. Now that’s all  I thought they were against, until I checked their webpage, and I came across this article. Turns out they are anti vaccines as well.   They refer to CDC “whistleblower”, Dr. William Thompson. The conspiracy was about […]

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The Godless Wolf

Refutation of “Christ Revealed” docu-series Ep. 6

Refutation of “Christ Revealed” docu-series Ep. 6

  First Interviewee: Randall Price Randall Price is a theologian, archaeologist, and research author who is founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries Inc. (a Christian Zionist) and has served as Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau in Israel (site of the community that preserved the Dead Sea Scrolls). is Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center […]

10 Great Reasons SJ can’t Logic

10 Great Reasons SJ can’t Logic

This is a response to SJ’s response to a atheist on Twitter who goes by the name @ActFactFeminist. A while back SJ made a blog entitled “Ten Good Reasons to Believe God Exists” and @ActFactFeminist made a rebuttal… and SJ decided to counter that rebuttal. Let’s see how SJ handles criticism. “Everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by His […]

Science Moms: Fighting Fear with Facts and Empathy

Science Moms is a short but important documentary that provides a calm, measured, evidence-based response to the many irrational, anti-science narratives that try to sell fear to parents and which are perpetuated by groups like Moms Across America and by individuals like Zen Honeycutt and Vani Hari (aka the “Food Babe”). The brainchild of Natalie Newell, one of the hosts […]

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The Passion of the Christ: Torture, Anti-Semitism, and Ideological Fantasy

During the filming of Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie The Passion of the Christ, the actor portraying the character of Jesus (Jim Caviezel) was struck by lightning twice, in two separate incidents and in two separate places. Apparently the filmmakers, most of whom were Catholic, did not take the hint. The movie was finished and released to the public on Ash […]

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Doing It Wrong: Addressing Common Anti-Porn Arguments

1. Introduction: Opening Up and Revealing Pornography has elicited at least as many heated words as it has orgasms. While the etymology of the word is clear and uncontroversial, defining pornography in a clear and unambiguous way has proven difficult. The word derives from the Greek compound porne (“prostitute”) and graphos (“to write”).[1] This compound word denoted “the depiction of […]

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Guest Post: The Fascinating World of Ghosthunting

This is a guest post written by Niels Böge Nothdurft from Denmark. Long before I learned about critical thinking and became a skeptic I was fascinated by all kinds of what I would call woo today. That fascination hasn’t stopped, just my perspective on it. One of the things that fascinated me a lot – and still does – is […]

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I Was a Teenage Apologist: My Journey from Christianity to Atheism

“Do not demand that your belief [in a personal God] be reasonable. You will be threatened with the loss of your faith. You may well lose your faith. Those who have lost their faith in God are generally those who have felt the need for good reasons, for evidence, for argument. Better that you should take as your slogan ‘credo […]

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The Dangers of Anti-Vaxxers and Bad News Reporting (Guest Post by Niels Böge Nothdurft)

This is another guest post written by Niels Böge Nothdurft from Denmark. In this post, Niels discusses the popular fears surrounding the Gardasil vaccine in Denmark and how inaccurate and sensationalistic reporting in the news media contributed to these fears and helped promote dangerous anti-vaccination pseudoscience.   The number of Danish women who get the HPV vaccine known as Gardasil […]

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Rock ‘n’ Reverse: Skeptical Lessons from the Backward Masking Scare

“Just ‘cause you feel it, doesn’t mean it’s there.” ~ Radiohead, “There There”   In the campy 1986 horror film Trick or Treat, directed by Michael Martin Smith and written by Rhet Topham, a devil-worshiping rock star named Sammi Curr meets an untimely death in a mysterious hotel fire. His biggest fan, a high school student with no friends and […]

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Why the Devil Has the Best Tunes: Rock Music, Satanism, and Religious Fear

They say I worship the Devil / They must be stupid or blind / I’m just a rock ‘n’ roll rebel. ~ Ozzy Osbourne [1] In the summer of 1990, heavy rock music went on trial for murder. Five years before, two young adults named James Vance and Raymond Belknap of the small town of Sparks, Nevada spent a winter evening […]

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The Birth of a Skeptic (Guest Post by Niels Böge Nothdurft)

This is a guest post written by Niels Böge Nothdurft. Hailing from Denmark, Niels is a former member of the Zeitgeist Movement, the organization spawned by Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist series of conspiracy-theory films. In this post, Niels relates his experience being a part of this movement and what led him to discard the organization and become an advocate of science-based […]

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Spirit of Paranoia: A Critical Analysis of “Zeitgeist” (Part III)

The third and final part of Peter Joseph’s Zeitgeist is by far the most fascinating – and perhaps the most delusional and paranoid – of the film’s three sections. Part III, titled “Don’t Mind the Men behind the Curtain,” takes a decidedly darker and more sinister turn. In the film’s previous chapter, we were assaulted with a barrage of media […]

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