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eSkeptic for August 7, 2021 Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic In this expansive conversation, Michael Shermer speaks with Bernardo Kastrup, the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. Shermer and Kastrup discuss: materialism, idealism, dualism, monism, panpsychism, free will, determinism, consciousness, the problem of other minds, …

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Bernardo Kastrup on the Nature of Reality: Materialism, Idealism, or Skepticism Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic In this expansive conversation, Michael Shermer speaks with Bernardo Kastrup, the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. Shermer and Kastrup discuss: materialism, idealism, dualism, monism, panpsychism, free will, determinism, consciousness, the problem of other minds, …

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Abracadabra! Paul Fidalgo 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! Words can have incredible power. If we didn’t think so, we wouldn’t produce magazines, podcasts, or this newsletter! But their power comes from how they transmit information, how they make us feel, and how they move us to …

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Stuart Vyse on Superstitions: Good Luck with That Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Triskaidekaphobia, rabbits’ feet, horseshoes, throwing salt over your shoulder, and fear of black cats. Old and silly superstitions are remarkably common, with even some of the most skeptical among us feeling beholden to some ritual, trinket, or omen to determine our fortunes. On the latest Skeptical …

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Water Witches? Seriously? Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science You probably don’t need the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science to tell you that underground water can not be detected by channeling psychic energy through a couple of sticks. While obvious to you, it is anathema to those who believe in the power of …

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The Return of Project Blitz Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science You might have noticed that when a discriminatory, religion-privileging, science-denying bill gets introduced in one state’s legislature, the same kind of bill tends to start popping up in other legislatures as well. This is no accident. While Christian nationalists and religious-Right zealots have coordinated state-level lobbying …

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The Devil’s in Your Cell Phone Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science We would like to think of exorcisms as an ugly chapter in human history, from a time when backward, helplessly ignorant people, frightened by things they couldn’t understand, came to believe that literal demons could inhabit the bodies of victims, causing all manner of damage, sickness, …

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Praying into the Void Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science If prayer actually worked—that is, if praying actually had some power to affect anything in the real world—it stands to reason that those whose wellbeing is most prayed for would feel the effects. Outside of the sudden outpourings of “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of …

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The Religious Freedom Force Field Paul Fidalgo Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science In the current political climate, it seems more and more like the terms religious freedom and religious liberty are magic words. They cast a powerful spell that defies all logic by cloaking one in an impenetrable shield, rendering one immune to any and all responsibility for one’s actions. As Robyn …

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