Category Archives: Belief

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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It may have seemed like the world fell apart in 2016. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it didn’t.

“Google searches for racist jokes and organizations are sensitive indicators of private racism. They have declined steadily over the past dozen years, and they are more popular in older than younger cohorts.” Continue reading

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#NaturalNonsense: Science Supporters Condemn Natural News

“Awarded the top slot on Real Clear Science’s “Worst Websites for Science in 2016” list, and with its founder touted by Dr. Oz as “the Renegade Health Ranger,” Natural News is a thorn in the sides of all who hold legitimate science dear.” Continue reading

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Peter Dutton calls for pro-Christmas uprising against ‘political correctness gone mad’

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has called for Australians to “rise up” to defend Christmas against what he labelled “political correctness gone mad”. Continue reading

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Criminal numbers could ‘explode’ in NT unless system changes, inquiry hears

“Generally in a community if you have a large problem with at-risk children and children coming to the notice of authorities and coming into care, it does lead … to an explosion in adult offending down the track.” Continue reading

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Saudi Woman Who Went To Breakfast Without Wearing Hijab Faces Calls For Her Execution

One man even called the state to “kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”. Continue reading

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Religions: More Concerned With Image Than People

“The inquiry heard the church received allegations of child sexual abuse involving more than 1000 of its members over a 60-year period but did not report a single claim to police.” Continue reading

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There Is No Violent Hate-Crimewave in ‘Trump’s America’ 

“The fear seems to legitimately be that there are would-be perpetrators of sexual assault and race-based violence that have been well-behaved so far but will now, emboldened by a President-elect Trump, suddenly go wild with the raping and the hate crimes.” Continue reading

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The psychopath priest who terrorised a small town

“Father Peter Searson, who wore his yellow fingernails long and manicured, liked dressing up in an army uniform and carried a pistol he sometimes pointed at parishioners.

He stole A$40,000 from the parish finances, killed or tortured animals in front of children and showed them a dead body in a coffin.” Continue reading

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