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The Comics Section: Trap Doors and Avatars Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

The latest from Cagle Cartoons.     Exxon Knew by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune, UT   California: The Way of Water by Rick McKee, CagleCartoons.com   The post The Comics Section: Trap Doors and Avatars appeared first on TheHumanist.com. The latest from Cagle Cartoons.     Exxon Knew by Pat Bagley, The Salt …

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Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s superspreader of disinformation during the pandemic Cesar Baima The Skeptic

The COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the first half of 2020 bringing along with it much ignorance and uncertainty. This was a fertile time for the spread of lies and misinformation about the disease. In Brazil, this process was detailed in a study by Marilia Gehrke and Marcia Benetti, from the Federal University of Rio Grande …

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The Fight to Liberate Abortion Access Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

January 22nd marks what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision being in effect. For nearly half a century, women and people who can become pregnant relied on the protections afforded by the landmark 1973 ruling, which asserted that the Constitution protects a person’s decision to terminate a …

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Monumental News for Thomas Paine 2023 Celebration Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

A friend to humanity and a foe to tyrants, Thomas Paine championed the rights of the “common” people and believed emphatically in the dignity and rights of all humans, which drove him to challenge the divine rights of kings, forever changing the course of history. The Thomas Paine Memorial Association (TPMA) is proud to announce …

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Avoiding antisemitism when discussing the Jewish billionaire family bankrolling antivaxxers Aaron Rabinowitz The Skeptic

For my final article about the Better Way antivaxxer convention in Bath, I want to discuss the relationship between antivaxxerism and antisemitic conspiracism. For years now I’ve written about the reverse Godwin effect and the overrepresentation of Jews in conspiracy narratives. In the eight months since I started this series, antisemitic conspiracism has had yet …

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From the archive: Professor Bernard Carr replies to Jon Wainwright on psi effects Bernard Carr The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 22, Issue 1, from 2011. I’m grateful to Jon Wainwright for his interesting report of my recent APRU lecture. We may not see eye to eye on everything but his description of what I said is accurate and he makes many cogent points, some of which I …

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An astrological look ahead to 2023, with Jessica Adams and the Consciousness Café Kat Ford The Skeptic

With 2022 over and 2023 in its early days, many of us are looking forward nervously, wondering what this new year may bring. So, curious creature that I am, I attended a psychic seminar, which brought together the disciplines of astrology and tarot reading, to see what events we can expect to see in the …

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State-Mandated Addiction Recovery and Race Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This is the first in a series of articles this month about alcohol and addiction that are part of the American Humanist Association’s Dry January Challenge. I spent more than ten years of my life sitting across from my affirming and highly skilled psychologist, Dr. Susan Clemons. Each session we sifted through the relational and environmental …

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