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Canadian Holocaust denier Keegstra dead

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Do the proponents of these ridiculous ideas have to all die out to be forgotten? Maybe, at least I hope this diminishes Holocaust denial. Jim Keegstra, notorious Canadian Holocaust denier, dead at 80 – Yahoo News Canada. James ‘Jim’ Keegstra, a prominent Canadian holocaust denier and former high school teacher in Eckville, Alta., is dead…

Climate dissenters seen as ‘crazy’ denialists

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This piece is political but I was surprised by it. It gives me a bit of hope for the future. Voters think Republican climate dissenters ‘crazy’, bipartisan poll finds | Environment | theguardian.com. Results show risks that deniers in Congress pose to GOP as majority of younger constituents back Obama’s carbon plans. I won’t go…

Conspiracy Theorists: Predictable. Absurd.

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{Commentary} I can’t and don’t wish to turn this blog into a compendium of Boston Marathon stories but will just bring up anything that I think it really important. There are far better sites that can cover the breaking news. For skeptical analysis and interesting updates, I’d suggest the JREF forum. Also, here is a…

Extrapolating a really stupid poll about reptilian conspiracy

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Well, the good news is that close to the same amount of people think Paul McCartney died and was secretly replaced in the Beatles in 1966, as believe in shape-shifting reptilian people controlling our world. That is JUST slightly less than moon landing denialists. Not bad, I’d say. We might just write off 4-7% of the population as delusional…

Conspiracists of a feather flock together

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This study is controversial and not without its problems, topmost being it was self-selected and not randomized but it does reveal some characteristics scientists should ponder. Why people reject science (Science Alert) Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific…

Inhofe admits — global warming argument all about money, not science

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Inhofe’s Stunning Admission To Maddow on Global Warming: ‘I Thought It Must Be True Until I Found Out What It Cost” | ThinkProgress. In a stunningly blatant display of true motivation being revealed, view the antiscience, global warming denier Sen. James Inhofe admit that it’s all about money… Did you see the big smack down…

Global warming denialist panel draws 35 people

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U.Va. professor throws cold water on global warming | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com. Earth might be slightly warmer, and sea levels might be slightly higher, but the changes are natural and should not be blamed on fossil-fuel emissions, a panel of scientists and skeptics said at a public forum Tuesday. “Human influence on the climate is…

Bachmann is backwards on evolution

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Bachmann suggests intelligent design is a ‘scientific fact’ | The Raw Story. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says schools should teach children about evolution and intelligent design because “the best thing to do is to allow all scientific facts on the table.” During a question-and-answer session at the University of Northern Iowa Wednesday, Bachmann was…