Journals and Magazines

Fears of creeping transhumanism give space for overt conspiracism in Gender Critical communities,Aaron Rabinowitz,The Skeptic

As conspiracy communities continue to interconnect and produce complex conspiracism ecosystems, it’s worth keeping track of the common themes that facilitate the slide from one conspiracy to another. This month, I want to look at conspiracies centered around creeping transhumanism, a theme with a rich history that unsurprisingly involves accusations of malevolent Jewish influence, and …

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Everyday Humanist Hero: Matthew DeGrave,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

Everyday Humanist Heroes, theHumanist.com’s new regular series, celebrates our movement’s group organizers, activists, support staff, and volunteers making a difference in their communities. Who do you want to celebrate? Heroes don’t always wear capes but, when they’re part of local humanist groups, they often wear many hats. Matthew DeGrave, the organizer of the Southeastern Virginia …

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Kumanthong, Ghost Babies, and Child Angels: the persistence of superstition in Singapore,Ojus Sharma,The Skeptic

A lone drink packet under a chair at a food court in Singapore might seem a peculiar sight, but not an uncommon one. Many Singaporeans would simply treat it as the handiwork of a forgetful patron or a more devious litterbug, but most would not give it a second thought. However, the true reason behind the …

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New Podcast Celebrates Black History and Future,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

This article is the fourth in a series marking Black History Month that has included profiles of Black humanists and explorations of relevant issues. Artist, activist, and director of Black Nonbelievers of DC (BNDC), Danile “Ro” Rogiérs, has launched a new podcast just in time for Black History Month 2022. BNDC is both an affiliate …

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The Overton window of conspiracy theories has shifted toward the extreme – we need to drag it back,Dave Hahn,The Skeptic

Take a second to think of a fringe belief. Do you have one in your head? Good. Now, without knowing what that belief is, I want to make two points about it. The first is that it should have taken you much longer to come up with one. You probably only needed a second, then …

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An anaesthesiologist examines the Pam Reynolds story Part 2: The experience,Gerald Woerlee,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 18, Issue 2, from 2005. It is the second part of a two-part series – read the first part here. Having examined the background to the Pam Reynolds case, we can now turn to her experience itself. I will begin with the effects of anaesthesia on the …

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The Comics Section: Phased Out,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

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When we talk about the scientific consensus, we need to be clear what we mean,Michael Marshall,The Skeptic

The notion of consensus is something that comes up a lot, the more time you spend investigating and debunking pseudoscience, alternative medicine, conspiracy theory and claims of the paranormal. As skeptics and scientists, we are often fond of pointing out the consensus position is our best attempt at getting to what is most likely to …

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“Christian Values” Statement Has No Place in Our Government,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

“[Donald Kauerauf] is outspokenly pro-life and morally opposed to abortion. Missourians know that I share these beliefs and would not have nominated someone who does not share the same Christian values.” The above statement, made earlier this month by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, quickly prompted criticism and concern for the separation of religion and government. …

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