Critical Thinking


Weird Claim: David Gorski is the dark side of the force

So Mike Adams of Natural News (known to many as woo central), has a rather bizarre series of articles in which he attempts to make a series of fraudulent claims regarding his arch Nemesis, David Gorski. Now before we get into the latest updates, you might be wondering who the players are here, so let’s do a quick pass. Who are these guys? Who is Mike Adams? Mike Adams of Natural News is a well-known nut who is rather fond of promoting […]

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The detox myth debunked

The New York Times has a nice article that very neatly sticks the knife right into the heart of the prevailing detox myth and then twists it a couple of times just to ensure that you got the message … “It’s hard to understand because there is no good scientific evidence that a juice cleanse, or any other food for that matter, is particularly relevant to removing toxins,” he said. This isn’t to say that drinking vitamin-rich, antioxidant-filled vegetable juice can’t […]

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Debunking Atheist Myths: Easter comes from Eostre

As I’m sure you are aware, atheism is the rejection of the various god claims due to the distinct lack of any evidence, and that is the entire scope of it. There are however some commonly held views expressed by those that do not hold religious beliefs that also lack any evidence and so it is one of these that I’m focusing on today because I was rather guilty of promoting it only a few days ago. It has been pointed out […]

Ostara (1884) by Johannes Gehrts. The goddess flies through the heavens surrounded by Roman-inspired putti, beams of light, and animals.

How did Women vanish on Live TV?

The following clip has caused a bit of a stir on the Internet. It shows a chap being interviewed, and as you watch, the lady on the left just vanishes. What happened, was it aliens, the rapture, or something else? If it was the rapture then I guess that makes her the only true believer. First, let’s look at the clip itself … So what happened? Clearly it has caused a bit of interest, the clip has only been up for […]

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Claim: “Atheists believe too” 1

Father Robert Willson writes a letter in which he rolls out the grand old claim of “Oh, but you atheists also have faith”, and then proceeds to list a long litany of things that atheists are supposed to believe in.So let’s comment on that as we proceed to examine his claims … I agree that Einstein was not a religious believer in the conventional sense but he had a profound awareness of the mystery at the heart of the universe […]

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The Atheist who found God

Christian apologist Joel Lurches has written a conversion story within the Examiner that I’ll take a quick peek at today. It basically concerns the conversion of a Norwegian Atheist and Feminist Nina Karin Monsen to Christian. A conversion story is of course one the primary means of Christian apologetics. It is never ever “Look, here is some evidence that confirms why my claim is true”, but rather is, “Here is somebody who converted, don’t you want to also convert just like they did?”. Let […]

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