'Critical Thought' Archive

Gapsters

March 17th, 2013 / Critical Thought, Science / 5 comments

Today's topic concerns one of the oldest forms of religious apologia: deliberately confusing the relationship between probability and mystery. ...

Solipsism, Again

February 10th, 2010 / Critical Thought, Science, Stupid Things / 10 comments

An article forwarded to me by a friend brings up the old New-Age argument, this time dolled up in ...

Lying With Headlines About the Climate

December 31st, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 5 comments

As one of the most powerful liars in the world, Matt Drudge takes perverse pleasure in twisting facts to fit his right-wing denialist agenda. He's got this down to a ...

It’s Not Nice To Criticize People’s Myths

November 8th, 2009 / Atheism, Critical Thought, Religion / 21 comments

Editorials slamming "new atheism" as "strident," "tedious," "uninformed," or the kicker, "fundamentalist" crop up every week like new mushrooms sprouting ...

The Brain, Engine of Creativity

February 15th, 2009 / Critical Thought, Psychology, Science / 53 comments

Best selling New-Age author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) recently delivered a TED talk in which she called into ...

Conspiracies and Climate Change

February 5th, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 5 comments

I received an email taking me to task for comparing the 9/11 truthers with climate change deniers. The correspondent claimed that while climate science was solid, the 9/11 truthers might ...

The Free Will Argument

December 20th, 2008 / Atheism, Bigotry, Critical Thought / 22 comments

Right-wing bloggers and pundits churn out a steady stream of cookie-cutter articles insisting on the "impossibility" of moral atheism, and presenting ...

Why I Choose Reality

November 30th, 2008 / Critical Thought, Science / 15 comments

My good friend Adam Lee, also known as Ebonmuse, who runs one of the most popular and enduring atheist sites Daylight Atheism, wrote ...

Fans of Michael and Marti Parry Respond

September 4th, 2008 / Celebrities, Critical Thought / 7 comments

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." --Christopher Hitchens Thanks to Google search or maybe word-of-mouth, a couple of ...

Psychic Smackdown: Michael and Marti Parry

August 3rd, 2008 / Celebrities, Critical Thought / 35 comments

Despite what they believe, or how they may view themselves, what is the appropriate response to psychics who take advantage of the vulnerable bereaved ...

www.isanyoneupthere.com

April 19th, 2008 / Bigotry, Books, Critical Thought, Religion / 14 comments

Oh, how the credulous are shaking in their boots. Searching high and low like jonesing addicts for their security blankets, their soporifics. Now comes ...

The “Radio Wave” Argument

April 12th, 2008 / Atheism, Critical Thought, Science / 10 comments

"People in the middle ages didn't know about radio waves, yet they were everywhere. They just didn't have receivers in those days. How can ...

Science Education is not Totalitarianism

April 7th, 2008 / Critical Thought, Science / 21 comments

Recently I was called out by Elisheva Hannah Levin, a hypocritical homeschooling mom (supposedly a degreed Biologist). Levin balked at my stance (...