Posts tagged "skepticism"

A Man with a Conviction is a Hard Man to Change.

From Chris Mooney's recent article at Mother Jones, "The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science."
A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point." So...

Jesus on a Marmite Lid

Or a grilled cheese sandwich?  Or a porch door? (Warning:  Do not continue reading if you're the casino owner who paid $28k for that sandwich!) Turns out there's a term for these sightings of faces or shapes in mundane objects:  Pareidolia.

Universism In a Nutshell

Stephanie Simon of The Los Angeles Times profiles the non-prophet founder of a new, doubt-filled religion — Universism — Ford Vox (who also runs the online forum for the 8,000-member faith, Universist Forum: History in the Making). In a piece that Vox, in his forum, declared largely accurate, Simon described Universism as an attempt at...