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Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass

This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. For any Americans aged 30 and under reading this, I’ll wager that you were never exposed to Kristallnacht in any of your K-12 history classes.

Kristallnacht was a pogrom (a series of coordinated attacks) against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9th and 10th in [...]

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 [...]

Lying Under The Blanket of Academic Freedom

I was listening to Dr. Dean Edell’s radio show last night. How awesome is Dr. Dean? He is a fantastic radio show host and a great all-around skeptic, whose baloney detector seems to always be working, flawlessly.

Dr. Dean mentioned a recent news article in which Nicholas Kollerstrom Phd, a professor of astronomy conducting research at University [...]

The Leuchter Report – Denial Hides Behind Bad Science

Denial is an ugly thing. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines it as follows:

Denial – noun

refusal to satisfy a request or desire a (1): refusal to admit the truth or reality (as of a statement or charge) (2): assertion that an allegation is false b: refusal to acknowledge a person or a thing : [...]