2024

Annie Jacobsen — What Happens Minutes After a Nuclear Launch? Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Jacobsen discuss: why we have a nuclear triad • competition among military forces • increasing budgets for more weapons • types and quantities of nuclear weapons • why humans engage in aggression, violence, and war • The Prisoner’s dilemma, Hobbesian trap, Security Dilemma, the “other guy” problem • Balance of […]

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Asylum Seeker Attacks Ex-Muslim Roommate in UK, 'Motivated by Gaza' P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic An asylum seeker was arrested in the United Kingdom for attempting to murder his housemate who converted from Islam to Christianity as well as a pensioner, with the murderer allegedly motivated by the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Refugee allegedly murdered grandad out for morning walk

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Australian Bishop Stabbed in Terrorist Attack by Radicalized Teen P-admin Atheist Republic

Read More Atheist Republic A shocking and unprecedented attack occurred in a church in Australia after a teenage boy attempted to murder a bishop and a priest during a live-streamed mass, with the Australian police declaring the stabbing as a religiously motivated “terrorist act.” An attacker stabbed Bishop Mari Emmanuel repeatedly whiles preaching; When he

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Homage to Daniel Dennett: Champion of Reason and Enlightenment AAI Atheist Alliance International

Read More Atheist Alliance International In the annals of human thought, certain individuals stand out as beacons of reason and enlightenment, guiding humanity toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and the universe we inhabit. Among these luminaries, Daniel Dennett occupies a place of profound significance. With his towering intellect, boundless curiosity, and unwavering commitment to

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Atheists for Liberty: Remembering Daniel Dennett Atheists for Liberty Atheists for Liberty

Read More Atheists for Liberty NEW YORK, NY — It is with heavy hearts that we at Atheists for Liberty mourn the death of Daniel Clement Dennett III. Dennett, whose death was made publicly known on April 19, 2024, at the age of 82, leaves behind an immense legacy as a champion of reason, science,

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FFRF hails withdrawal of  Christian Heritage Proclamation by Wilkes Co., N.C. hahnr@ffrf.org (Rowan Hahn) 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 is pleased that the Wilkes County Board in North Carolina has replaced its error-filled proclamation declaring “Christian Heritage” all year round with a less objectionable resolution proclaiming April 21–27, 2024, as “Religious Heritage Week.

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Don’t worry, your pet food brand probably isn’t filled with disease-causing sawdust Sean Smith The Skeptic

Most of my social interaction comes from work these days. I should probably seek out a more diverse friend group, but there are only so many hours in the day. In recent weeks, I’ve been working alongside an older gentleman we’ll call Chris. We’ll call him that because that’s his name. Chris is a dog

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Bayesian Balance: How a Tool for Bayesian Thinking Can Guide Us Between Relativism and the Truth Trap Ed Gibney & Zafir Ivanov Skeptic

Read More Skeptic This article explores the concept of truthiness, introduced by Stephen Colbert, and its implications in today’s discourse, where subjective truths often overshadow objective reality. It discusses the dangers of absolute certainty in beliefs, exemplified by a Young Earth creationist. Through Bayesian reasoning, it suggests adjusting beliefs based on evidence and introduces a

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FFRF Ariz. brief asks court to dismiss board member case against her own board gfletcher@ffrf.org (Gregory Fletcher) News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation

Read More News Release Archives – Freedom From Religion Foundation – Freedom From Religion Foundation In an amicus brief filed today, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Secular Coalition for Arizona are asking a federal district court to dismiss a case that a religion-spouting board member has brought against her school board in Arizona.

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Passover Thoughts from Rabbi Jonathan Cohen SHJ Society for Humanistic Judaism

Read More Society for Humanistic Judaism Rabbi Jonathan Cohen of Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism shares his thoughts on Passover and the hope for all people to live in peace. Among my favorite childhood memories are seders at the home of my great-aunt and great-uncle, Shirley The post Passover Thoughts from Rabbi Jonathan Cohen appeared

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