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Three Simple Ways to Talk to a Skeptic About Climate Change

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home

How can you change the mindset of people around you about climate change? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empower...

What is a Cult ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

The word 'cult' is never benign in religious terminology as it is in the world of art, where Johnny Stonenoggin filmster extraordinaire may cult-ivate...

What is the End of the World ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Every year of the calendar, for ages and ages, up to and including this year, there have been religious persons convinced that the end of the world wa...

What Is An Atheist ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

"So shall I do to the freshest things now reigning, and make stale the glistering of this present" (TIME, as the Chorus in The Winter's Tale by Shakes...

When Christmas Is Far from Perfect

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home
Edwin Leap, MD

It was December 4, 2010, that our dreams of a relaxed, joyous, picture-perfect Christmas seemed to shatter; a glass bulb dropped on a hard floor. My wife Jan, mother of our four children, was diagnosed with a stage 4 squamous cell cancer in her throat.

The Grim Satisfaction of the Subtle Skeptic

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.17.2014 | Home
Lisa Earle McLeod

There's a time for evaluation. There's also a time to stop evaluating. If you're going to be part of the product launch, or on the business team, be on it. If you're going to buy the house, take the lesson or go on the date, be fully present. Show up assuming that it's going to go well.

Seriously Fun Skepticism

Sharon Hill | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home
Sharon Hill

Next week, I'll be speaking at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas. It's the premier annual event for those of us interested in advancing reason and scie...

I Want to Believe

James Koole | Posted 06.08.2013 | TED Weekends
James Koole

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf he says he held his breath underwater for 17 minutes and four seconds, and that he did it through intense training and a deep understanding of the physiology of his own body, then that should be good enough. I should take him at his word. I want to believe.

Did Man Kill Pal By Shoving Foot Up His Rear?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.05.2013 | Home

Horrific crime or hoax? A news video has surfaced about a Russian man allegedly shoving his foot up a friend's rectum, killing him. The report, ...

Suspend Your Skepticism and Just Listen

Sharon Hill | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home
Sharon Hill

People who berate paranormal believers really ought to consider how emotionally affected are those who have had their own unexplained and frightening episodes. You might stop calling them silly and weak-minded. They are human and these are human experiences.

Can Believing In Luck Actually Make You Lucky?

Stuart Vyse | Posted 04.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Stuart Vyse

We have long known that lucky charms and superstitious rituals provide psychological comfort to those hoping to win the lottery, knock in a winning run, or get an A on a calculus exam, but now there is good evidence that our superstitions actually work -- not through magic but through psychology.

What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

Michael Shermer | Posted 04.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Shermer

2013-02-01-shermerpullI am often asked what I mean by skepticism, and if I'm skeptical of everything or if I actually believe anything. There is also a popular notion that skeptics are closed-minded.

David Moye

Woman Claims Her Dog Was Possessed By A Demon -- And She's Got Something To Sell You | David Moye | Posted 12.15.2011 | Home

Are your children misbehaving at school? Are your loved ones suffering from medical ailments? Is your home infested with bedbugs? If you answered y...

David Moye

WATCH: Zombies Attack James Van Praagh | David Moye | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home

Psychic James Van Praagh has made a fortune by allegedly speaking to the dead, but apparently he has no time for the undead. That's what a group of...

Miracle-Hunting: 12 Reasons Even A Skeptic Can Believe

OWN | Posted 03.09.2015 | Home

By Lisa Kogan The day our columnist saw an airborne Mary Poppins, she was astonished. Her 7-year-old? Not so much. And so the search began: to fi...

Exploring The Research On Homeopathic Treatment For Fibromyalgia

Dana Ullman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dana Ullman

The body of scientific evidence showing efficacy of individualized homeopathic treatment in the care of patients with fibromyalgia suggests significant benefits.

The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Dana Ullman

Because skeptics of homeopathy today indulge in spreading misinformation about homeopathy, this blog aims to set the record straight, and is packed with references to confirm the veracity of what is asserted.

Is Global Warming Really That Different?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carl Pope

History shows that scientists, more often than not, underestimate environmental risks -- they are not Nervous Nellie alarmists.

The Perils Of Skepticism

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

It never occurs to skeptics that a sense of wonder is paramount, even for scientists. Einstein insisted, in fact, that no great discovery can be made without a sense of awe before the mysteries of the universe.

Why the God Delusion Won't Go Away

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

What's the difference between extreme religious conviction and delusion? Between a religion and a cult?