Critical Thinking


Will there be a Mini Ice age in 2030? … Nope. 1

If you are plugged into the media, then you will have seen stories popping up about a a mini Ice age in 2030 and of course we get the usual qualifiers … “scientists predict” … so it just must be true. You can find the story in Wired, CNN, and many other outlets including the Daily Mail (anything you find in the Daily Mail these days is an immediate red flag that you need to be highly skeptical). So who exactly is promoting […]

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Duck Dynasty star quacks out more nonsense

Si Robertson, one of the stars of the US Duck Dynasty show has rock solid proof that atheists do not actually exist at all. The context within which this claim emerges is that there is a new movie being promoted, “Faith of Our fathers”, and while being interviewed (see clip below) at 02:45 he proceeds to explain that he does not believe that there are atheists because there is too much documentation … “our calendars are based upon Jesus Christ”. He then […]

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Truly Bizarre Divorce protest against Gay Marriage … are people really that daft?

So over at United Media Publishing, we have the following claim … Thousands of Christian couples, some who have been married for decades, have vowed to file for divorce in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling which has legalized gay marriage nationwide. Adam Cyrus is the founder of Christ in Family Services which provides bible-based counseling to married Christian couples throughout Topeka Kansas. Cyrus says he supports the wave of high-principled duos seeking divorce as an act of protest. […]

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Conservapedia Claim: Relativity is a liberal scam to pull people away from the bible 1

Meanwhile over at Conservapedia, a place where reality is a far and distant undiscovered country, we have the claim that Relativity is a myth. The page on that explains … The theory of relativity is disproved by numerous counterexamples, but is promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to pull people away from the Bible … so there you go folks, avoid all that evil Relativity because it will pull you away from the bible (gasp!). Meanwhile back in our reality you […]

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Icelandic pirates repeal blasphemy laws

The title of this posting sounds like a B movie plot, but strangely enough it is wholly factual. Up until this happened, Iceland has had a Blasphemy law … Art. 125 Anyone officially ridiculing or insulting the dogmas or worship of a lawfully existing religious community in this Country shall be subject to fines or [imprisonment for up to 3 months.] 1) Lawsuits shall not be brought except upon the instructions of the Public Prosecutor. … but no longer. So Iceland has a […]

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The view from the other side of the fence – “Evolutionists and Atheists” 3

I do take an occasional peek over the fence to see what is on the other side, and why not since I once lived there myself. If I am going to be skeptical, then I should also be skeptical about my own position just as much as any other, and so listening to what is being said, and understanding what the counter arguments actually are is part of that process. So over on the Christian Post we have an article by […]

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