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Hitchslapped

We lost a great man recently in Christopher Hitchens.  I know I’m a little late with posting about this but I just listened to SGU Episode 336 where the Rogues, George Hrab and Jamy Ian Swiss share their thoughts and memories of Christopher Hitchens.

The first time I heard of Hitchens was when I was running [...]

Skeptical Blog Anthology

 

Our friends over at The Young Australian Skeptics have published their first book:  Skeptical Blog Anthology.  I’m not sure I can offer a better description of the book than the YAS has already provided: 

This book is a collection of reader-​​nominated blog posts, representing the best of a new wave of online skepticism. Collected over a [...]

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 [...]

The West Memphis Three – A Case For Skepticism (by Jeff Sykes)

A story which missed much skeptical attention in recent months was the guilty plea and subsequent release of The West Memphis Three, three innocent men wrongfully jailed for crimes based on shoddy evidence and faulty testimonials, crimes that were initially blamed and later fueled on the long-since-debunked “practice” of killing via “satanic ritual”.  As always, [...]

Faster than Light? Not so Fast…

Einstein was wrong! We’ve found something that travels faster than light!

By now, the allegation of physicists at CERN has gone viral through every major news outlet. Indeed, the announcement does more than tickle the fancy; it seems to vindicate every sci-fi fan who stubbornly insisted the light-barrier would eventually be defeated. Wormholes, hyperspace, [...]