Journals and Magazines

Support Foster Kids: Join AHA for Our 2022 Lobby Day,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

After an incredibly successful virtual lobby day last summer, the American Humanist Association has partnered with American Atheists to co-host our 2022 Virtual Lobby Day. Together, we are doubling the size of the event so that as many members of Congress as possible can meet (virtually) with their humanist and atheist constituents. Last year we …

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The Mystery of Hellfire Pass: Part One,Robert Bartholomew,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 18, Issue 3, from 2005. In the 1950’s the English town of Esher was apparently subjected to a three-year reign of terror by a phantom sniper. This lone gunman is alleged to have shot at dozens of motorists as they passed through the town, smashing their windscreens …

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Eye-catching claims about UFOs emitting dangerous radiation take the UK media for a ride,Nigel Watson,The Skeptic

The Sun newspaper triumphantly announced on 5th April, 2022 that through the Freedom of Information Act, after waiting more than four years, it had obtained from the US Department of Defense over 1,500 documents related to the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). The AATIP – according to some the second word in the title …

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All the plastic that’s ever been made still exists – so where does it all go?,Sarah Clement,The Skeptic

Stories on the environmental impact of plastics, particularly on the marine environment, have been all over the news, of late. Harrowing tales of the impacts on charismatic creatures like whales, sea turtles, seabirds, and even adorable seal pups are regularly published, and a BBC documentary showcased the scale of the problem. The attention has helped foster policy momentum, and 2018 saw the launch …

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Secular Elected Officials and More at June’s Virtual AHACON22!,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

This year the American Humanist Association (AHA) is celebrating more than eighty years of humanist thought and action by bringing our humanist community together again for the 2022 Virtual Conference. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th for two days of exciting sessions, awards, and presentations, as well as …

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Say cheese: we shouldn’t listen to scaremongering about oestrogen and dairy,Alice Howarth,The Skeptic

I love cheese. I promise I’m not just going to continue exclusively writing articles about food stuffs I like, but last month’s chilli article did quite well so at least some of you enjoy reading it! At the beginning of 2019, in the halcyon days pre-COVID-19, an article popped up from Tim Samuels headlined “Why …

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Humanist Groups Support Student Activists,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

A decline in public investment in education has caused great hardship for students across the country trying to keep up with decades of skyrocketing tuition costs and piling student loans. In the last 40 years, average tuition and fees at four-year institutions rose 213 percent at private schools and 300 percent at public schools. Students …

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Regulators take action against dentist offering applied kinesiology and cranial osteopathy,Shaun Sellars,The Skeptic

When most people think of dentists and dentistry, they imagine fillings, extractions and other treatments related to the teeth. But it’s not uncommon for us to venture away from the mouth a little. Some musculature problems associated with the jaw joint present as pain around the temple or behind the eyes and can often be …

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Humanists Celebrate National Day of Reason Resolution,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

On Friday, Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8) and Representative Jared Huffman (CA-2)—both founding members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus—introduced a resolution to recognize May 4th, 2022 as a “National Day of Reason.” The resolution is co-sponsored by fellow Congressional Freethought Caucus members Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Representative Hank Johnson (GA-4), Representative Mark Pocan (WI-2), Representative …

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Jordan Peterson, climate change, and the many definitions of a scientific model,Trevor Sloughter,The Skeptic

It’s been an interesting time to be a modeller. The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics was split among three modellers. Shortly thereafter Jordan Peterson haemorrhaged a string of words that roughly translated to “I don’t understand climate models and therefore they are wrong”. Meanwhile epidemiological models have spent the past two years being derided in …

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