Archive Classic: Noted Magician James Randi Touts Atheism to Scientists
September 29, 2022
From 20 years ago, here is an on-the-scene report of a magician teaching critical thinking to NASA scientists.
Green Darwinism Wilts Under Questioning
June 24, 2022
When plants first came ashore, they say, the world turned green with trees and flowers. But how? They evolved. They just evolved.
Sponging on Fossils for Evolution
March 25, 2022
They're not sponges. They're just minerals. They didn't evolve. They don't help Darwin.
Big Science Fossilizes Rapidly
October 5, 2021
There's no soft tissue in big scientific research fields when consensus sets in.
Trusting Science Is Not the Same as Critical Thinking
July 27, 2021
Experiments with participants given fake science show that those who "trust science" can be gullible.
Not All Critical Thinking Is Equal
March 1, 2020
Educators believe in teaching critical thinking skills except for subjects they don't want to critique.
Mencken’s Law at Work in Science
April 11, 2019
The intuitive solution to a problem can be actually more harmful than the problem itself.
Who’s Got Logical Reasoning? Protestants, Not Atheists
September 30, 2018
Surprising news articles undercut atheists' claims to reason, and score points for Protestants.
BBC Plays Misinformation Teacher about Darwinism
September 26, 2018
There is only one right answer to each question. If you don't agree with the Darwin teacher, you fail. Off to Reform School you go.
Big Science Agonizes Over Tarnished Image
April 8, 2018
Most individual scientists do honorable work, but Big Science cannot sustain its public image of reliability any longer. Things must change.
The Mind-Body Problem Has Not Been Solved by Naturalism
March 17, 2018
Several news stories bring back the issue of mind-body dualism with a vengeance.
Scientists Not Always Trained to Be Critical Thinkers
February 19, 2018
A trainer of graduate students at a prestigious university wants to put the Ph back in PhD. Can scientists be good at detail work but dumb at logic? Gundula Bosch thinks so. She directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In Nature, she says she’s […]
Think Critically About Everything But Evolution
March 22, 2017
Researchers found that courses in critical thinking help humanities students overcome pseudoscience. One important pseudoscience, though, is not in their list.
Fake News on Education Bills
February 21, 2017
Secular reporters, for the life of them, can't get their facts right. When it comes to the teaching of evolution, knees jerk, kicking the boilerplate machine into programmed output.
Cracks in the Climate Consensus?
January 18, 2017
It's still dangerous to challenge Big Science about climate change. In the new political climate, a growing number of voices are willing to take the risk.