Skepticism

Skepticism

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By Daniel WillinghamThe short answer is yes: you can learn to think more rationally but only about specific subjects. Enhancing rational thinking overall is...

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By Steven NovellaWe have an anti-vaccine president. One of my concerns about Trump the candidate was that one of his most consistent positions over...

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By Michael ShermerImagine nothing. Go ahead. What do you see? I picture dark empty space devoid of galaxies, stars and planets. But not only...

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By David G. McAfeeSkepticism has always been important: it helped our ancestors outsmart predators, and it continues to help us avoid other dangerous pitfalls...

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By Steven NovellaDespite our many political differences, here is one topic about which the United States and Russia should be able to completely agree...

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By Laurie GarrettThings are getting down and dirty now. And millions of lives are at stake. I cannot possibly state strongly enough how dangerous...

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By Rachel BeckerBoth Europe and North America are warmed in the winter by currents circulating in the Atlantic — but climate change threatens this...

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By Conor FriedersdorfProfessor Keith Humphreys of Stanford University does not believe that speech is threatened on America’s campuses. He’s never perceived a meaningful threat...

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By Kathy FrankovicSometimes it seems that Americans will believe anything.  And what we know as true or not true these days can depend on...

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By Ed YongOn August 15th, with little fanfare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to improve its ability to deal...