Category Archives: Belief

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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Does growing up atheist make you a better person?

“A secular upbringing, Zuckerman believes, gives children a better value of what’s right and what’s wrong because their moral compass is rooted in understanding, rather than fear of punishment.” Continue reading

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The Frightening Spread of Misinformation

“Between the organic recipes and menacing stock images of syringes and pills, a clear theme emerges: Everything is rigged — by doctors, Big Pharma, Monsanto, the FDA — and the mainstream media isn’t telling us. (Also, there’s usually a link to buy vitamins.)” Continue reading

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The Two Questions That Determine Your Scientific Literacy

“In short, they can expect their quality and quantity of life to be greater and superior to even the kings and queens of the past, all because humanity has invested itself in learning how the Universe works and how we can apply that knowledge to bettering our lives.” Continue reading

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The Long, Slow Death of Religion

“Magical thinking is suspect, ludicrous. It’s not for intelligent, educated people.” Continue reading

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