Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

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“… rather than preaching from the ivory tower of self-righteousness, Sagan approaches the subject from the most vulnerable of places — having just lost both of his parents, he reflects on the all too human allure of promises of supernatural reunions in the afterlife, reminding us that falling for such fictions doesn’t make us stupid More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Chicago Police Use Taser On 8-Month Pregnant Woman Over Parking Ticket Comment

Image: Some rights reserved by -Tripp- Flickr Although we do not advocate using disabled parking spaces unless you are disabled we ask was the taser really the way to proceed here? Tiffany Rent is eight-months pregnant, More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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There is no Hell, No Adam, No Eve – Pope Francis

Image by Semilla Luz (Flickr) In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis declared that: “All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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What would you do when you see a child in the freezing cold?

What would you do?  We can’t understand the language, but the actions of these people speak for themselves. YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available    More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Steampunk Carousel Outing Cut Short By Security Guards

Image by Steampunk Family the von Hedwigs (Flikr) A group of people in Steampunk clothes gathered to ride the carousel at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real (in either Carlsbad and Oceanside, depending on whom you More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Police officers leave f-word rant on victim’s voicemail

Image by wwarby Two police officers are being investigated after a conversation in which they call a suspected domestic violence victim a “f****** slag” and a “bitch” was unintentionally recorded on her More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Public health “emergency” declared as one in six GPs referring patients to food bank

Image by Birmingham News Room Rising food poverty in the UK – driven by a combination of rising prices, stagnant wages, and reforms to welfare – has been described as an emerging “public health emergency” More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Militarized Police Raid Man’s Home – Arrest Him for Souvenir Shotgun Shell

Image Brett Levin Photography A Washington D.C. man faces possible jail time and a hefty fine for keeping a souvenir shotgun shell from a hunting trip. A financial advisor with no criminal record, Mark Witaschek More...

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By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Police attack Barton Moss anti-fracking protestors

Image by 28704869 After anti-fracking protestors scored an important legal victory at Barton Moss, Manchester Police responded with outright violence and intimidation. The message was clear: ‘Never mind the More...

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By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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Is Candy Crush Aptly Named?

This story didn’t shock us at all at Weird Wiltshire, we have included it in our reports today because if it is true, then that just about sums up how business operates these days. Imagine that you’ve More...