August 16, 2022

FFRF prompts Kan. school board to repeal discriminatory dress code dpal@ffrf.org (Devika Pal) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation The Freedom From Religion Foundation has obtained a victory for free speech in Kansas. Get rid of your discriminatory clothing policy, we urged a Kansas school district after a parent complained.  “I raise my children according to the seven tenets …

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Nonreligious LGBTQ Americans Face Heightened Stigma, Especially in Very Religious Areas American Atheists American Atheists

Read More American Atheists Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights organization American Atheists released a data report entitled Nonreligious LGBTQ People in America. Counting 7,759 nonreligious LGBTQ participants (22.9% of the nearly 34,000-person total sample) and organized by a team of researchers at Strength in Numbers Consulting Group, this is the largest study of nonreligious LGBTQ …

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Cognitive dissonance – the mental gymnastics that help us rationalise our sloppy thinking Lee Traynor The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 19, Issue 2, from 2006. In a previous article in this magazine (The Skeptic, 17.4) Mark Pendergrast referred to Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance as the idea that you cannot believe two opposites at once and – in a manner reminiscent of creationists – as “just a …

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Gary Marcus — Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Marcus discuss: why AI chatbot LaMDA is not sentient • “mind”, “thinking”, and “consciousness”, and how do molecules and matter give rise to such nonmaterial processes • the hard problem of consciousness • the self and other minds • How would we know if an AI system was sentient? • …

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Big Pharma’s Cynical Search for a Female Sex Drug Carol Tavris Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Ever since the invention of Viagra for ED, there has been a scramble to find the female equivalent, whatever that would be, often described as “female sexual dysfunction.” In this article, the renowned social psychologist Carol Tavris reviews the many claims by pharmaceutical companies that they had created such a drug, and …

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