This article is a repost from indieskeptics.com.
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of researching on mummies for a project that I’m working on. This researching has branched off in several directions and
King Tut: An Invasion of Privacy?
resulted in me learning some fascinating things. My research on mummies has a lot to do
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I have frequently run into conversations, lately, about a controversial topic that I think people need to reassess. Interestingly, encouraging others to rethink their stance on this seems to make me a bad person. Obviously, I’m a bad person, but this is probably not why I’m a bad person. In the last few weeks, I’ve:
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On a long drive between Denver and Laramie, at way past bedtime, my seven-year-old son told me about a magazine he had seen at the barber shop. He’s a good reader, so he could tell me what the words said, but he didn’t understand what they meant. He said there was a picture
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Figure 1: The bottom of the Indian Ocean as it actually is, showing no sign of sunken continent.
It is a lost land under the waves. It is an Atlantis of the Indian Ocean whose existence was based on science. A land whose name comes from the relentless ghost of Roman mythology and whose
Continue reading The Lost Land of Lemuria.
In 2004, Cyndi Sneath joined her neighbor, Tammy Kitzmiller and nine other parents as plantiffs in legal action against their local school board in Dover, Pennsylvania. This group of parents recognized creationism when they saw attempts to inject a non-science, pro-religious viewpoint into the 9th grade biology class. The case pitted the parents
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Image taken from the University of Illini Secular Student Alliance
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine, student at Mississippi State University, participated in the ‘ask an atheist day’ event on the campus. This event was created by the Illini secular student alliance and is going to be organized annually by the secular student
Continue reading I survived ‘Ask an atheist day’ and I didn’t even get a stupid T-shirt!
I regularly have a problem when trying to fix problems with physical objects that do mechanically things. In attempting to solve the problem, I learn that the problem I thought was the problem is not the problem and discover what the actual the problem is. Not that I then necessarily have any idea how to
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Their aim is an end to abortion throughout the UK and they plan to make this happen through peaceful prayer. Their name is ’40Days For Life- London’ and their next campaign is kicking off in a weeks time in London.
According to their website:
“From March 9th 2011 – April 17th 2011 our community
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In April 2010, I wrote a blog post about when to try new things and not to pursue them. I described how I chose not to follow through on an audition for a TV show called Miracle Detectives. They were looking for a woman with a strong presence to serve as the rational/skeptical
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When I was an adolescent, I really wanted to be Mr. Spock. I thought that being hyper-logical and unemotional would be far better than being hyper-logical and hyper-emotional. I think there is a particular kind of self-loathing that kids develop when they’re far more intellectually developed than they are emotionally developed, like I
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