May 20, 2013 1 Comment
In honor of the catchphrase of the just-passed Women in Secularism conference, SkepDirt will, for the next two weeks, hold a Shut Up And Listen mini-forum here in the Comments section of this article. Read more of this post
O would some power the gift to give us / To see ourselves as others see us. (Robert Burns)
November 30, 2012
People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime is death.
(George Orwell, 1984)
George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a world of near-total surveillance describes crimethink as a thought that was unacceptable to the ruling party. Following this definition, this reporter proposes the following new word. Read more of this post
November 28, 2012 1 Comment
As readers of this publication’s About page know,
This blog is dedicated to the stupid, house-dividing things skeptics say about each other when they should be out saying intelligent, woo-bashing things about anti-vaccinators or homeopathy.
In the few short months this reporter has been writing about that topic, no person has come anywhere near as close to the Platonic ideal of stupid and house-dividing than the Executive Director of the Washington DC branch of the Center for Inquiry (CFI-DC) Melody Hensley.