Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.
Almost no one choses his or her religion. The matter is fated. Geography is fate. An historical epoch is fate. A culture is fate. A family is fate. All these are the fated vehicles of religious participation, with no choice involved. So, really, after all, which is The True Religion?
Late last week, I found myself in one of those proverbial dark nights of the soul. You know, those times where you question the existence of God, the ...
We want this for others because we would want it for ourselves. The demand for others to receive the same standards as we enjoy is as real as any other cause.
A report released on October 15 is a major step in President Obama's commitment to expand the number of states enacting "Leelah's Law," which would ban the use of conversion therapy to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay and transgender children and youth.
The country and western song "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" is simply making a universally-understood cultural reference and has nothing to do with the Holocaust.
Therapy is sometimes portrayed as a selfish and indulgent undertaking. If that's your concern, rest easy and find yourself a good therapist. There are many ways to help make the world a better place and therapy is one of them; it ideally sends us off better prepared to do our personal part for the world, whatever that may be. Including skepticism.
What happens when you conclude that there is, at best, no compelling reason to believe in God? In the midst of exploring arguments for and against the existence of God I very early on began asking a question which, in my case, is far more important: What do I do now?
Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies.
Last weekend demonstrators joined a March Against Monsanto in some 428 cities in 38 countries, including more than 240 cities in the U.S. alone. What exactly has so many people riled up? Monsanto, of course.
Four hundred years. And scientists are still at it. Chasing odd questions. Trying things that might not work. Driven by curiosity, not short-term profit. Plenty they can teach us entrepreneurs about innovation.
You can argue. Discoveries in science, not business, made by people who are long dead. What could we possibly learn here? Plenty, in fact.
The life of a skeptic can be lonely. I used to wonder if something was wrong with me. As an adult, I now know this is just who I am, down to my bones. And honestly, I wish more people were like me. There, I said it. Now hear me out.
In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by th...
I can't believe it, yet I can't not. I hear it with my own ears. I decide to smile at the mystery. I stretch back underneath the shady branches and listen.
The first step to solving problems is to identify and understand them. With that in mind, here is a list of five reasons why some liberals are just as bad, or at least almost, as creationism-believing conservatives when it comes to spreading pseudoscience.