Skepticism

Touting slogans such as “Facts have a well-known liberal bias”, people on the Left have made clear they see themselves as the true heirs and defenders of the Enlightenment. New research, however, shows that they’re just as deluded as everybody else.

by Alex Berezow

Bill calls out purist liberals who characterized the 2016 election as a choice between the lesser of two evils.

Nearly all religions address what happens after we die. This week, a whole hour on (im)mortality, resurrection, and the human desire to live forever.

The desire to trace your way back to the very beginning, to understand everything -- whether it's the mysteries of love or the mechanics of the universe -- is deeply human. It might also be deeply flawed.

A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat? They delve into the medical, ethical and environmental arguments in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

Human morality is instinctual and fits into the evolutionary paradigm. In fact, morality without faith might be the best option of all.

Grant Bartley from Philosophy Now asks “Who is this God person anyway?” with Barry Hingston promoting Christianity, Hamza Tzortzis promoting Islam, and Richard Baron promoting atheism. Who can make the best case for their belief system? Will any of them persuade you?

The healing powers of belief, from the symbolic power of the doctor coat, to the very real stash of opium in your brain.

We tend to frame our cultural conversation about science and religion as a debate — two either/or ways of describing reality. With mathematician Jim Bradley and philosopher Michael Ruse, we trace a quieter evolution of science and religion in interplay — not a matter of competing answers, but of complementary questions with room for humanity, nuance, and humor.

Arguing that God exists because many cosmic mysteries remain unsolved is intellectually lazy in the extreme.http://www.onbeing.org/program/jim-bradley-and-michael-ruse-the-evolution-of-the-science-religion-debate/6403

Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims Share A God Is Leaving Christian College By: Camila Domonoske February 7, 2016 Dogma Divides: Only where religion is concerned is "Solidarity" a four-letter word.

“Only where religion is concerned could "Solidarity"

be a four-letter word.”

Question Wordinghttp://www.people-press.org/methodology/questionnaire-design/question-wording/http://www.theminimalists.com/updated-beliefs/shapeimage_13_link_0

The choice of words and phrases in a question is critical in expressing the meaning and intent of the question to the respondent and ensuring that all respondents interpret the question the same way. Even small wording differences can substantially affect the answers people provide.

“Heaven’s Here On Earth” - 
Tracey Chapman
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Steven Pinker

Harvard Psychologist

By Maria Konnikova   December 25, 2016

May 5, 2017

ADAPT      FLOW              EVOLVE

“dow • osso • fee”

Equip yourself against the trappings

of the ego and align with the way.

Skepticism

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pragmatic inquisition as a means of approaching an understanding of the way things actually are;

alignment with the best models for evidence that align with real-world experience.