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There Will Be No Funeral for Fred Phelps

Westboro Baptist Church founder, Fred Phelps, died from natural causes late Wednesday night while in hospice care in Topeka, Kansas. Most Americans know Phelps as the mastermind behind Westboro Baptist’s outrageous, bigoted protests of military funerals. Contrary to many misconstrued … Continue reading

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The Big UFO Project

Do you like UFOs? Do you like UFO sightings? Do you, like me, enjoy trying to find out what is really being seen (aside from alien space craft)? Mark your calendars, my friends, for April 5th of this year. Rumor … Continue reading

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Google Moon reveals a strange object

It is a popular pastime of many to scan through image archives looking for proof of aliens or other such items. NASA images and Google Earth and Moon are popular targets for anomaly hunting. A recent article in the Houston … Continue reading

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I, Skeptic

I am a skeptic and use skepticism in my every day life. It is a part of my thinking and my decision-making processes. This does not mean that I doubt everything I read or hear. It also does not mean … Continue reading

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Coffee Basics and The Truth About Espresso

I’ve had to take a hiatus from writing because I was recently hired as a manager at a local coffee shop, but things have settled down a little bit and I’ve decided to take on my favorite pastime, again. One … Continue reading

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10 Skeptical Resolutions for the New Year

A new year brings us a host of things we resolve to do more of, do less of, start doing or stop doing. Despite our best intentions, various studies show that anywhere from 75% to 92% of New Year’s resolutions … Continue reading

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Is the human eye irreducibly complex?

Behold, the human eye. There’s a lot going on in there. The average human eye only weighs about 7 or 8 grams, but they are absolutely jam packed full of stuff. Chances are, you’re the proud owner of two of these … Continue reading

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I used to hang out at raw food potlucks… Little did they know, I was a spy for the evil skeptic army!

A few years ago, I began frequenting raw food potlucks just for the hell of it. I figured I had nothing to lose, and at the very least it would make an interesting case study. In the process, I tried … Continue reading

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What Skepticism Ain’t, Part 1

  If you question authority, challenge common opinion, abhor dogma, and consider an intellectually honest pursuit of the truth to be a noble goal and an ultimate virtue, you are a skeptic. If you’ve already realized that you are, you’re … Continue reading

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Drugs in disguise?

The study of medicine has been around in some form probably for as long as we have been recognizably human, however, ideas of how to ensure the quality and efficacy of medicines have only evolved very recently. In prescientific cultures, … Continue reading

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