Deliberate fraud: @SamHarrisOrg and @MaajidNawaz

Hemant Mehta has written a recent posting in which he describes in precise detail how words can be lifted out of context and then re-purposed as a weapon. It is a fascinating read, and to tempt you into reading it all let me give you a summary. Last January Sam Harris interviewed his friend and … Read more

#Dilbert goes full #climate denial in latest strip

#Dilbert does office politics. Unfortunately, Scott Adams, the guy who draws the strip is not only a rather vocal Trump supporter, but he is also a science denier. Here is the strip that was just published 14th May in which Dilbert goes full science denial … The first few panels are fine, its the last three … Read more

Belief, disbelief, and human rights – Walking the tightrope

There is a really good article within The Atlantic that focuses on Ali Rizvi, a chap that I have been friends with on facebook for quite some time, enough to know that he is a good author, a passionate medical doctor, a great blogger and an inspirational individual. What is of specific interest within the article is … Read more

Why do so many people ignore facts?

We are awash with people who reject facts and embrace myths … Creationism Rejection of the scientific consensus that humans are the cause of climate change The assertion that 9/11 was an inside job The claim that vaccines cause autism etc… We are wholly familiar with much of this. This is because the realisation that … Read more

Daft Claim: “Atheists slaughtered millions”

Over on the National Catholic Register Angelo Stagnaro rants for a bit on the claim that Atheist’s are vile evil people who did truly vile things. It is worth mulling over for a bit because it reveals how our use of language can and does enable some to fall into a bit of rather flawed thinking. His article is entitled …”Atheist … Read more

Facebook page “We Love GMOs and Vaccines” permanently taken down by Facebook

Steve Novella has written an article that grants us a really good insight into the recent GMO wars that have been taking place within social media. The quick summary is this … the Facebook page, We Love GMOs and Vaccines, was permanently taken down by Facebook and its founder, Stephan Neidenbach, was banned from Facebook for … Read more