articles tagged: skeptics
why skeptical groups died and why we need to bring them back
# politics

why skeptical groups died and why we need to bring them back

Skeptical groups were poised to bring science and critical thinking to the masses. They failed in their mission. But did they ever really have a chance to succeed?

the fuzzy, shapeless future of organized skepticism
# politics

the fuzzy, shapeless future of organized skepticism

Organized skepticism is all dressed up, but seems to have nowhere to go and isn't very interested in looking for new places it might want to visit.

when things just keep going downhill…
# politics

when things just keep going downhill…

With trolls running people offline and blog feuds reaching a fever pitch, the skeptical blogosphere is spiraling out of control.

the epic skeptical beat poem is let loose
# education

the epic skeptical beat poem is let loose

Tim Minchin's skeptical beat poem finally gets the animated treatment it deserves.

the guardian to skeptics: think of the children!
# politics

the guardian to skeptics: think of the children!

If skeptics are trying to win hearts and minds, they need to remember that teaching kids real science and critical thinking can't be sidelined.

skeptic groups try to exorcise their atheists
# politics

skeptic groups try to exorcise their atheists

Newly minted atheists are joining skeptical groups and those groups are not happy about it...

skeptics get a wag of the finger from phil plait
# science

skeptics get a wag of the finger from phil plait

Phil Plait urges skepticism in moderation and without harsh criticism. By using rather hard criticism of skeptics on the front lines.

thanks for your concern, but we’ll be fine…
# politics

thanks for your concern, but we’ll be fine…

Frank Swain's criticism of skeptical bloggers has some good notes, but largely misses the broader point of what skeptical blogging is all about.

a stormy movie is on the horizon
# oddities

a stormy movie is on the horizon

Tim Minchin's famous beat poem about a woo-ey dinner guest is getting made into a short film.

whatever you do, don’t call them denialists?
# science

whatever you do, don’t call them denialists?

Michael Fitzpatrick's bold new idea for combatting denialism and attacks on scientific fact: pretend denialists always argue in good faith and don't call them out on their denialism.

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