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Skepticism

Okay Oregon, it’s time.

Thirteen years ago I moved to Portland from San Francisco. I told myself that I would wait at least ten years before I started venturing into writing about local politics …

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Water, Water, Lies About Water Everywhere

  In Portland we are currently being treated to a three-ring circus of anti-fluoridation woo.  In the first full week of May we will be voting on whether or not …

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Skepticism

The Signs are Right

Forget the Mayans.  I have definitive, incontrovertible proof that the zombie apocalypse (sorry robots, you were too late) is upon us.  Pat Robertson has all but admitted that Young Earth …

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Skepticism

A Breathtaking Exercise in Journalistic Dishonesty

Just to get this out of the way, I know that bloggers are not necessarily journalists but David Mona-Smith, writing at Indian Country Today back in July of 2012, advertises himself as …

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Skepticism

Great Idea, Wrong Species

The best pithy response about Marxism comes from E. O. Wilson, the entomologist, who responded to a question about that system with “great idea, wrong species”. I would say that …

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Skepticism

Forbes Discovers Science

Forbes, the business magazine, posted a pretty good article on discerning science from pseudo-science. The article “10 Questions To Distinguish Real From Fake Science” by Emily Willingham focuses on health …

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Skepticism

The Revenge of Seamus the Dog

From time to time, I wish I believed in an afterlife. This is one of those times. I would love to believe that somewhere, in some high dimension of which …

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