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The Odds Must Be Crazy The Odds Must Be Crazy By Ben Radford Amazing coincidences happen all the time — but are they simply the product of random chance, or do they convey some hidden meaning? The answer may depend on whether you believe in synchronicity. The term synchronicity was coined by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961).
The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen
Experiment Resources - A website about the Scientific Method, Research and Experiments
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Bad Science Bad Science Statins have no side effects? What our study really found, its fixable flaws, and why trials transparency matters (again). Hi there, sorry to be absent (dayjob!). I was surprised to see a study I’m a co-author on getting some front page media play today, under the headline “Statins ‘have no side effects’”.
RationalWiki Center: Ara-3, the bacterial population that evolved to use citrate. The Lenski affair was a poorly conceived stunt by Andrew Schlafly of Conservapedia to denigrate the groundbreaking research of National Academy of Science member Richard Lenski, in which Lenski and his student Zachary Blount actually observed evolution happening. Schlafly's stunt backfired completely and led to one of the best responses to creationism to date. It is now one of the most famous incidents in creation/evolution circles on the Internet. The fame of "the affair" left the safe confines of the Internet in September 2009 when it received a brief mention in Richard Dawkins' book The Greatest Show on Earth following a longer discussion of the results themselves. This article documents the situation as it unfolded on Conservapedia and RationalWiki, with the letters from Andy Schlafly and subsequent replies from Richard Lenski. RationalWiki
Top Ten Argument Mapping Tutorials. Six online tutorials in argument mapping, a core requirement for advanced critical thinking.The Skeptic's Dictionary - over 400 definitions and essays. The Fallacy Files by Gary Curtis. Best website on fallacies. Butterflies and Wheels. Critical Thinking On The Web Critical Thinking On The Web
Rational Skepticism Forum It is currently Jan 18, 2014 8:56 am Unanswered posts • View active topics Answerering questions about life, the universe and everything. Rational Skepticism Forum
Ready-made thinking guides Map your ideas Blank template Futurelab A blank thinking guide where you can create your own from scratch Review plans Exploratree Exploratree
FreeThoughtPedia From FreeThoughtPedia Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. - Thomas Jefferson Welcome to! Today is Monday, April 7, 2014. We now feature 2,425 pages, 687 articles and 1,083 files. NOTICE: For the next few weeks, user registrations and page editing will be temporarily disabled. FreeThoughtPedia
Gott Mit Uns The Morning Heresy with Paul Fidalgo January 17, 2014 The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities. Are people still trying to find the geographical Eden? Center for Inquiry Center for Inquiry
Robert L. Park, Ph.D The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is investing close to a million dollars in an obscure Russian scientist's antigravity machine, although it has failed every test and would violate the most fundamental laws of nature. Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science
The periodic table of irrational nonsense An unscrupulous charlatan or a deluded fool who preys on the vulnerable. The imaginary super power of twats. Paranoia, frequently anti-Semitic or anti-establishment and always misunderstood by the blinded sheeple. Droll visitors from outer of space who get their kicks from shoving a shiny dildo up a tard's arse. Floating tree trunk in a lake promoted by the Scottish Tourist Board.
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January 15th, 2014 (Permalink) How to Misread a Poll Here's Slate's David Weigel yesterday, in an article titled "Poll: Christie's GOP Approval Numbers Up Since Start of Scandal": [Christie's]…chief political adviser…[said] that Christie was getting "positive, proactive" feedback from Republicans. You laugh…but then you look at the Monmouth poll, the only one taken in New Jersey since the scandal began. Logical Fallacies: The Fallacy Files
Top 20 Logical Fallacies Introduction to Argument Structure of a Logical Argument Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, our arguments all follow a certain basic structure. They begin with one or more premises, which are facts that the argument takes for granted as the starting point. Then a principle of logic is applied in order to come to a conclusion.
An Encyclopedia of Errors of Reasoning The ability to identify logical fallacies in the arguments of others, and to avoid them in one’s own arguments, is both valuable and increasingly rare. Fallacious reasoning keeps us from knowing the truth, and the inability to think critically makes us vulnerable to manipulation by those skilled in the art of rhetoric. What is a Logical Fallacy? Logical Fallacies
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