Category Archives: Belief

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

Capitalising on our tendency to notice the bad before the good.  https://medium.com/the-mission/the-enemy-in-our-feeds-e86511488de

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How Skeptics Can Break the Cycle of False Beliefs – Scientific American

…we must openly endorse the rights of gays and atheists to be treated equally under the law and why “coming out” helps to break the spiral of silence. Knowledge and communication,  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-skeptics-break-the-cycle-of-false-beliefs/

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Why mythbusting fails: A guide to influencing education with science

“By building on their respective knowledge bases, and treating each other with mutual respect, we can foster the scientific profession of teaching.” What we can learn from science teachers. Continue reading

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Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault 

Now we understand why Pell didn’t want to come back. Now we understand why Pell was so defensive of his actions in protecting pedophiles. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/world/australia/cardinal-george-pell-charged-sexual-abuse.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&referer=https://t.co/omW5oyeGOK

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Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is simply a lie

Perversely, class and accents remain an overwhelmingly important way of judging intelligence. In France or Germany, for example, your accent rarely matters. Your vocabulary and conjugation will give much more away, but never your accent… I don’t see this mindset shifting, so my advice to youngsters has remained: you need to adapt yourself. You need to find the right way to speak to different people, at different times in different contexts. Continue reading

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A Feminist Biologist Discusses Gender Differences In The Animal Kingdom

“What do feminists think of distinct gender roles in other species? I think this is a perfectly reasonable question, and it’s something I’ve spent a good part of my career mulling over. In basically all animal species, males and females do tend to behave in distinct ways…” Continue reading

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Satan’s Work Being Done on Earth

In the United States “Corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and over 110,000 children are legally hit in school each year with many requiring emergency room visits.” Continue reading

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