Journals and Magazines

Representation Matters: State Representative Becca White,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

This is part of The Humanist’s monthly series highlighting openly nonreligious elected officials across the nation. Because of the work of the Center for Freethought Equality, the political and advocacy arm of the American Humanist Association, there are now ninety elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels who identify with the atheist and …

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The mystery of Glastonbury Abbey: Messages from the other side?,Chris French,The Skeptic

Back in 2008, I was one of the contributors to a Channel 4 documentary hosted by Tony Robinson titled, The Ghosts of Glastonbury. The programme told the fascinating story of Frederick Bligh Bond and, in particular, his remarkable claim that he had been aided in his successful excavations of Glastonbury Abbey by the spirits of …

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“Miracles Today?” A Medical Critique of Craig Keener’s miracle claims,Peter May,The Skeptic

A number of well-meaning academics are claiming that the age of miracles is not over. Leading the charge is an American Professor of Biblical Studies, Dr Craig Keener. In 2011 he published his two volume book “Miracles”, where his central argument that miracles occurred in the 1st Century is that they are still frequently occurring …

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As pet owners increasingly turn to CBD products, do claims match the evidence?,Robyn Lowe,The Skeptic

The use of cannabinoids, particularly cannabidiol (CBD) in the UK has grown in popularity in recent years. Studies suggest recent medical interest in alternative therapies and modalities has led many pet owners to seek hemp related products rich in cannabinoids. Pet owners may not realise that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) considers that veterinary products …

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The Cost of Loving: falling birthrates, and the increased role of personal choice in procreation,Deborah Hyde,The Skeptic

A recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) publication formalises and quantifies what are, to most of us, a couple of readily observable facts. The first is that women are now having fewer children. In England and Wales, those born in 1975 had on average 1.92 children, while their mothers’ generation (assumed to be born in …

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Another mass shooting in America cites the Great Replacement conspiracy theory as motivation,Dave Hahn,The Skeptic

Several weeks ago, an individual parked his car at a grocery store that served a predominantly African American neighbourhood and began shooting. Using a civilian version of an infantryman’s weapon he targeted his victims based on race going so far as to refrain from killing one individual because he was white. The massacre occurred 2.8 …

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Could Loch Ness Monster sightings really be attributed to an aroused whale penis?,Hayley Stevens,The Skeptic

Critical thinking requires us to hold an individual responsibility for evaluating information for its scientific rigor. Accepting something as fact just because someone in a position of authority says it is true is considered a logical fallacy, but it isn’t wise to always disregard the word of those with a demonstrated depth of knowledge in …

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Nikola Tesla and the cult of the mysterious genius,Mark Horne,The Skeptic

Polymath inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is celebrated every 10th July with World Tesla Day. He’s rightly held in high regard for his numerous inventions, most notably his key role in the development of alternating current, the system that powers electricity grids around the world to this day. The Serbian-American engineer was also a pioneer in many …

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The Comics Section: Protecting Institutions,Peter Bjork,TheHumanist.com

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