Critical Thinking

QED, a grassroots driven skeptics conference, is scheduled to take place on 14-16 Oct in Manchester, and tickets are selling out fast. They just sent me this email … QED 2016 tickets selling quickly—get yours before they’re gone! Tickets to QED 2016 are still on sale, and already we’re set […]

QED Tickets are selling out fast – #QEDcon

We are all perhaps overly familiar with the issue of weird or dubious statements and claims. Up pops one that triggers your BS alarm, and you then wonder how you can dig into it and find the truth. The rather obvious solution is of course to google it and see what turns up. While that […]

What are the top 5 best fact checking websites?

Asking Evangelicals to explain exactly why they openly support Trump is an interesting question because it is indeed quite fascinating to see how they can happily embrace the idea that Trump, a seriously morally impaired individual, is the best possible choice. It should perhaps not surprise us because religion does have a […]

How do Evangelicals Justify Supporting Trump?

Belief sign with a beautiful day
Rather a lot of beliefs do not lean on evidence, but instead are castles of confidence that are built upon something distinctly different. I’m not specifically talking about religion, so what am I getting at? OK, let’s work a few examples. Myth: Vaccines cause Autism I need not go into the history […]

Why do we believe stuff that is not true?

While surfing Facebook the other day, a posting that caught my eye was entitled … Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” From Outside Of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms My immediate thought was “That’s Bullshit”. If it had been via or some other similar dubious source then I would have simply rolled my eyes and moved […]

Shock announcement from credible source – NASA has discovered alien DNA