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William Magnuson — For Profit: A History of Corporations Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Magnuson discuss: corporations and what they are for • LLCs • Roman corporations • medieval economics • banks • guilds • Credit Mobilier scandal • Dutch and British East India Companies • stocks, bonds, joint stock companies • monopolies, duopolies • assembly lines • multinationals • raiders • private equity …

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Redefining Personhood and Abortion Rights: The Path Forward in a Post-Roe World Gary Whittenberger Skeptic

Read More Skeptic When does life begin? It is the question at the core of the abortion debate, and is the focus of this article that makes the case that abortion should be legal at the very least in the first trimester and into the second trimester, based on the science behind when a fetus …

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Political Accuracy & Divisions Study (PADS) Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic In the Partisan Accuracy & Divisions Study (PADS), we conducted an extensive survey of over 3,000 American adults to assess their accuracy about a variety of controversial topics including, abortion, immigration, gender, race, crime, and the economy. So much of our political discourse revolves around these topics—but how much do we really …

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Demanding the Ability to Live and Think Freely Jeff Dellinger Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science From the Richard Dawkins Foundation Newsletter. Subscribe here. Hello! The rights, beliefs, and freedoms of nonbelievers are just as important as those of the religious faithful. We should strive for—we should demand—a world where the ability to live and think freely is available to everyone. It’s a …

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OPEN DISCUSSION FEBRUARY 2023 Moderator Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science This thread has been created for thoughtful, rational discussion on subjects for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please note that our Comment Policy applies as usual. There is a link to this at the foot of the page. If you would like to …

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Massimo Pigliucci — How to Live a Good Life and Create a Just Society Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Pigluicci discuss: his journey from Rome to New York • evolutionary biology • stoic philosophy • can there be a science of meaning and morality? • ultimate questions • desire, action, depression, suicide, anger, anxiety, love, and friendship • practical spiritual exercises • how to react to situations • teaching virtue to …

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Steven Hassan — Combatting Cult Mind Control, Freedom of Mind, and The Cult of Trump Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Hassan discuss: types of cults, their characteristics • cult leader profiles • the influence continuum • mind control • brainwashing • Project MK-ULTRA • Scientology • NXIVM • strip search hoax • social media mind control • neuroscience of mind control • authoritarian mindset • Trump’s mind-control techniques • breaking …

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You’re Not That Big a Star: Using the Science of Crowd Estimation to Debunk Extraordinary Estimates of Mega-Concerts John D. Van Dyke Skeptic

Read More Skeptic When people estimate the size of large crowds—from presidents and their inaugural addresses to rock stars and their concert audiences—we know that there can be a lot of blue sky exaggeration in the numbers. But how do professionals estimate crowd sizes using the latest tools of science and mathematics? In this article …

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