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O! Say Can You See …

We have not one, but TWO delicious examples of pareidolia in the news this week. Pareidolia is the phenomena of seeing patterns in objects, such as a face in the clouds. The human mind has a natural disposition to try and make order out of chaos, and faces are the most common pattern discerned out of randomness. This is because some [...]

Christopher Hitchens leaves us…

An authentic original. An uncompromising independent, roguish and brilliant, and one of the brightest lights in the world today. Christopher Hitchens died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, following his epic battle with cancer. He was 62.

His bestseller God is Not Great is what propelled Hitchens into the public spotlight [...]

Devil In The Details

I live about 5 miles from the site of one of America’s most grizzly multiple murders in recent times. What has become known as “The Connecticut Home Invasion Murders”, this widely reported case has become the standard by which all other home invasions have since been measured.   

On July 23, 2007, The Petit Family [...]

What Happens When Clergy Lose Their Faith?

Ask 100 clergy the reasons why they have lost their faith and you will likely get 100 different answers.  But one thing they all have in common is that there is a place they can all go to discuss their reasons why in a new and (hopefully) inspirational search for the answers that their respective [...]

In The Words Of Perry

In preparation for the SGU-24 show (just a few short days away) I’ve been reading through some old articles that Perry DeAngelis wrote for the New England Journal of Skepticism.  As I read his articles, I can hear his voice clearly in my head reading these to me, and I am taken back to the [...]