Archives for January 20, 2010

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OMG, Cognitive Daily is No More!

Cognitive Daily, the blog, is one of the blogs that made science blogs (both in general and at scienceblogs.com) a legitimate, valid enterprise instead of a bunch of random jackasses screwing around on the Internet. Like a nice hat on a man who could be part scoundrel or a great pair of shoes on a…

Ethics and morality sans religion

You probably don’t know that I went to Harvard, because I rarely mention it, but I did, and when I was there I literally worked and studied around the Divinity school. The lab I worked in was on one side of the Div School, and the Peabody Museum (home of the Anthro Dept) was on…

You can help promote skeptical thinking

Last Fourth of July Weekend, I attended Skepchicon, which is a “track” at a “con” (where a con is a thing where everyone dresses up like Darth Vader or a Twilight character or whatever). I was on the panel for a couple of sessions and participated in others, and had a blast. The most interesting…

An exit survey of Massachusetts voters confirms that “decreased turnout among constituencies that historically have voted for progressive candidates,” combined with a strong Republican performance among independents, delivered Scott Brown the margins he needed to win. think progress

Skepticism and Race

On the next episode of Skeptically Speaking, a panel discussion on skepticism and race. Is the face of modern skepticism really as monochrome as it appears? How do we make our message appeal to a broader, more diverse audience? And how do racial demographics influence belief in pseudoscience and the paranormal? Our panel includes LaVerne…

Or so says the new Pray for Healing web site, formerly known as the Pray for Trig web site.

… from his position as Chair of the DSCC. The motto of the DSCC is “Committed to Electing a Democratic Senate.” Just now, there was one … ONE!!!!!! … race in play. One that would be hard to lose. One that would be disastrous to lose. Bob. Menendez. Needs. To. Resign. Now.

Scientia Pro Publica

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