Monthly Archives: January 2015

Shooting Down Flying Carpets: Let’s stay on topic about Islamic terrorism

There are two major fallacies defenders of Islam make when addressing the problem of Islamic terror. In the wake of yesterday’s terror attack in Paris, I’ve seen these employed with fervor. These are the magic get-out-of-jail-free cards that can be … Continue reading

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Study: Religious people more likely to believe in conspiracy theories

In the current issue of American Journal of Political Science (October 2014), two researchers from the University of Chicago, J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood, published a study titled, “Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style(s) of Mass Opinion.” The pair used data … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s 7% problem and why it’s not a problem

I wish to open this post by reminding you all this is not a study, and it should not be viewed as one. This is merely an observation of my own setting. It comes from personal discussions with peers and students. … Continue reading

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Blueswoman Liz Mandeville song: Love is bigger than god

While whizzing around the megalopolis in which I live, I usually keep my radio tuned to a local non-profit station that plays everything from 20s swing to contemporary rhythm and blues. Three to seven PM is my favorite show of … Continue reading

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