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The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Remain Neutral Regarding Kesha's Sexual Assault Claims

Rocco Papa | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
Rocco Papa

I'm wondering why so many just automatically believe Dr. Luke is guilty. Is it because Kesha is the public figure that everybody is familiar with, while Dr. Luke is just a producer who works behind-the-scenes? Is it because a female is accusing a male?

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: 10 Food Theorems

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

Here are my food theorems, in no particular order, inspired by some well-known theorems of Mathematics. They are presented light-heartedly and without proof because unlike Mathematics, when it comes to food, one person's proof is another's counterexample.

Feisty Young Women

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2016 | Home
George Heymont

A nursery rhyme from the 19th century claims that "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice." If one took Maurice Chevalier's words to heart, there would certainly be good reason to "Thank Heaven For Little Girls."

Rachel Dolezal And The Trouble With Asking For 'Proof'

Sara Díaz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Sara Díaz, Ph.D.

I live and teach in the same community as Rachel Dolezal. "What are you?" is an anxiety-producing question for me and for many mixed people. Calls for "proof" of heritage overlook the oppressive histories people of color have with respect to documentation.

First Nighter: David Auburn's Lost Lake Not Fully Found

David Finkle | Posted 01.11.2015 | Home
David Finkle

Logan (John Hawkes) and Veronica (Tracie Thoms) don't exactly meet cute. They meet awkward. They meet uncertain. They meet at cross-purposes. And they stay that way and don't stay that way in David Auburn's not entirely absorbing Lost Lake at Manhattan Theatre Club's City Center Stage 1.

Oprah, Atheists, and the Gift of Ambiguity

David Lose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Home
David Lose

Yes, you can be well-intentioned and still do harm. That, at least, is what television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned when she apparently and good-naturedly dismissed Diana Nyad's claim to being an atheist.

Pizza Dough As Easy As 3-2-1

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.26.2013 | Home
Jeffrey de Picciotto

You'll be totally surprised by how easy it is to make a simple dough at home.

New Scientific Evidence Proves the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Community Advocate Stuart | Posted 10.14.2013 | Home
Community Advocate Stuart

It is appropriate to seek evidence for claims about the nature of things and it is also equally appropriate to form our opinions and ideas around it, to be mutable in our thinking and able to evaluate our observations of the universe.

Join José Andrés' Restaurant Crawl

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

When José Andrés opened Jaleo in Penn Quarter 20 years ago, he changed the neighborhood's dining scene forever. On June 25, D.C. diners can exper...

What Folding Chairs Taught Me About Skepticism

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

What is it that separates everyday trust -- everyday leaps of faith, even -- from the kinds of ironclad beliefs that inspire jihads; crusades; leper-kissing; cathedral-building? How does one become so utterly sure of an idea that rests on so many unproven assumptions?

Detroit Hip Hop Producer House Shoes Lets It All Go on Debut Album

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Detroit is a special place. After you sharpen your teeth within the scene, you always represent the city no matter where you live. You are always a Detroiter.

M. Night Shyamalan TV Project Coming To Syfy

Posted 08.03.2012 | Home

M. Night Shyamalan and Marti Noxon are teaming for a new Syfy pilot, "Proof." Noxon and Shyamalan will co-write and executive produce the project ...

LOOK: Check Out This Sexy Bathroom

Posted 07.12.2012 | DC

Which D.C. restaurant made it onto Zagat's list of the country's sexiest bathrooms? It's Proof, at 8th and G streets NW. Zagat gave Proof's bathroo...

Banh Mi Bonanza: New Vietnamese Sandwich Joint Set To Open

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Another bánh mì joint is headed to the District of Columbia. BONMi, a Vietnamese-tinged sandwich and salad shop, will open at 900 19th...

"Proof," Huntington Beach Playhouse

James Scarborough | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home
James Scarborough

The exceptionally well-drawn characters resonate with anyone who's ever had to care for an elderly parent. Catherine's exactly like her father, brilliant but plagued with the demons that can accompany brilliance.

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

Worth Watching: Yann Arthus-Bertrand's "Home"

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's method is to get somewhere high, usually a helicopter or a paraglider, and point his camera downward. The results are usually magnificent, and last year, they inspired a film.

"There Is No Proof that Cigarettes Cause Cancer"

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Jay Gordon, MD

It took fifty years before the courts finally acknowledged that cigarette smoking causes cancer. Let's hope it doesn't take another fifty years to convince the government and the public that vaccines can cause autism.