Journals and Magazines

Havana Syndrome: a primer for skeptics in an age of alternative facts,Robert Bartholomew,The Skeptic

Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream. William S. Gilbert In late 2016, an American intelligence officer walked into the US Embassy medical clinic in Cuba complaining of headache and ear pain. He reported that the symptoms began after hearing a strange noise, like a beam of sound had been directed …

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Humanism Offers Hope over Despair,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

There is not just one humanism. There are cultural variants, emerging humanisms, we must strive to bring into being/existence in a world riddled with multiple/cascading crises. Here one thinks of Anthony Pinn’s humanism with its embrace of difference. The humanism of which I speak is an open-ended venture insofar as it concerns itself with transformative …

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Vernon Coleman: how the Pandemic has brought some unpleasant people new fame,Mark Horne,The Skeptic

After more than forty years working as a GP, Vernon Coleman relinquished his license to practise medicine in 2016. Some of us might plan to spend our retirement tending to our garden or by taking up crown green bowling, but Coleman has other ways of keeping busy: he is the prolific author of “over 100 …

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RE-ality Check: An Alternative Approach to Religious Education,Damien Morris,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 20, Issue 3, from 2007 It is easy to be alarmist about education. Education, after all, bears directly on something in which everyone is strongly invested: the shape of things to come, the future of society and all that. We have all, at some time, heard anecdotes …

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Questionable accusations over ‘woke’ climate change solutions empower white genocide conspiracies,Aaron Rabinowitz,The Skeptic

Peter Boghossian and Michael Shellenberger recently released the following chart as part of the ongoing trend of arguing that “wokeness”, a term applied to an ever-expanding range of left of centre social justice movements, is a religion: There’s a lot going on in this chart, enough for a whole series of articles on the way …

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No Small Thing: What Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Nones Have in Common,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

It is not easy being an atheist in a world that is predominantly religious or even spiritual. And, there is not a day that goes by that I do not have to think about my atheism in relationship to the world and the people around me. Nevertheless, it is what it is. We live in …

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The climate change deniers spreading misinformation… with charitable status,Alfie Hoar,The Skeptic

In August this year, 74 expert scientists signed a letter addressed to the Charity Commission urging it to remove the Global Warming Policy Foundation from the Register of Charities. Since its inception in 2009, the Foundation has consistently produced material which contradicts the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, often downplaying the potential effects and …

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