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The two ghosts of Muncaster Castle,Deborah Hyde,The Skeptic

Cumbria’s stunning Muncaster Castle was established in the thirteenth century although there have been many additions in subsequent eras. The oldest parts are the original Great Hall, and an impressive fourteenth century Pele Tower which is built on Roman foundations. (It is the four-storeyed, crenelated tower to the right of this picture). Defensive, fortified Pele …

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Exploring the Connection between Cambridge Analytica and Conservative Christianity,Nicole Scott,Free Inquiry

In the documentary People You May Know, Charles Kriel, special adviser to the U.K. Parliament on disinformation, and filmmaker Katharina Gellein Viken unpacked the political connections between religious fundamentalists, oligarchs, and the company Cambridge Analytica, whose infamous mishandling of the personal data of millions of Facebook users was revealed in 2008. Even though Donald J. …

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Does Prayer Work?,Nicole Scott,Free Inquiry

Even though about 84 percent of the world population is religiously affiliated, the question of whether praying for someone can give that person some health benefits is still relatively understudied. This likely is because the topic is controversial: for religious people, applying quantified measures to the effects of prayer sounds blasphemous. Similarly, for secular ones, …

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Avoiding a ‘Ghastly Future’: Hard Truths on the State of the Planet,Nicole Scott,Free Inquiry

A group of the world’s top ecologists have issued a stark warning about the snowballing crisis caused by climate change, population growth, and unchecked development.[1] Their assessment is grim, but big-picture societal changes on a global scale can still avert a disastrous future. Within the lifetime of anyone born at the start of the Baby …

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At the Rodin Museum, May 18, 2014,Nicole Scott,Free Inquiry

Dear Andrew … we went to the Rodin Museum today. You, me, and Alice. First, we had brunch—a lovely brunch, outside, easy conversation, “get to know you” conversation, still, “the mother is visiting and I’m meeting her” conversation. You were lovely, contained, warm, engaged, funny. And then we went to the Rodin Museum. It wasn’t …

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Journeys to Humanism: Leaving the Order and Searching for Support,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

Journeys to Humanism, theHumanist.com’s regular series, features real stories from humanists in our community. From heartwarming narratives of growth, to more difficult journeys, our readers open up about their experiences coming to humanism. Terri ArrigonSetauket, NY I attended a Catholic girls’ academy for high school and became passionate about my religion, admiring the dedication of …

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Inside the White Rose: The Covid conspiracy graffiti group operating on your doorstep,Michael Marshall,The Skeptic

Back in April, during the height of the second lockdown, anyone taking their government-permitted recreational stroll along the river in Liverpool might have been surprised to see every other lamppost adorned with cheaply-produced stickers calling into question the legitimacy of the pandemic. It might have been easy to write off the stickers – with their …

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The Comics Section: Taking Flight,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

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