Ron Lindsay, president of the Center for Inquiry, wrote a column about Atheism Plus. I think he has some valid points, but also some concerns that I think are misguided. […]
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This week Big Think is pleased to welcome the newest member of our blogging team: acclaimed investigative journalist and photographer Lindsay Beyerstein. Lindsay’s BT blog, Focal Point, will be a […]
The acceptance of fashionable nonsense is a threat to Enlightenment values and public health.
Fintech companies are using elements of video games to make personal finance more fun. But does it work, and what are the risks?
Or is it actually just a marketing ploy?
We have two ways of measuring the expansion rate. Here’s the harder one. If you want to understand where our Universe came from and where it’s going, you need to measure […]
Social distancing won't be easy, but science shows us how to make it more manageable.
The dominatrix profession demands a mastery of human psychology and the ability to command life's many challenges.
A number of important women are working outside mainstream media to build platforms that address the gray areas in challenging topics.
European researchers have created a virtual reality simulation where participants can give advice to themselves — as Sigmund Freud.
Just as smart devices revived the audiobook industry, our tablets and phones are the most accessible language tutors around.
Why are today’s paparazzi so terrible? The combative relationship between photojournalists and their celebrity subjects seems to have become an all-out war as photographers look to capture content not already […]
To know where you’re heading, it helps to know where you’ve come from. And with the last grains of sand slipping through the hourglass, now is the perfect time to […]
It stands to reason that conservative parents would be more inclined to propagate the Santa myth, and not only because they tend to be more religious than liberals. Deception for […]
This essay was previously published on AlterNet. In the summer of 2010, I saw him several times a week: a portly, dark-skinned gentleman, leaning against a pillar in Penn Station […]
Earlier this week I caught a post on Lindsay Beyerstein’s blog Duly Noted, highlighting a horrifying NYT story wrestling with the question of whether children can be psychopaths, and if […]
Thomas K. Lindsay, quite an erudite and distinguished expert, applauds the decision of post-secondary public technical schools in Texas to evaluate institutions and faculty according to how many students have […]
This is the first of two posts on the topic of the market for second trimester abortions. Later on in the week we will talk about the impact of government […]
Five years ago this June, Cormac McCarthy appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Given McCarthy’s legendary reticence (he had done only one major interview in the past, with the New […]
You’ve probably heard of the trend among America’s city dwellers to grow their own food, but you probably haven’t heard of urbanites raising their own livestock. In a guest post […]
[cross-posted at E-Learning Journeys]What is your favourite form of online synchronous communication? I am pondering this today as I write the 5th and final blog post as guest blogger on […]
[cross-posted at E-Learning Journeys] I have been reflecting on global collaboration and what it means for teachers, students and the wider community. I have also been reflecting on sustainability of […]
[cross-posted at E-Learning Journeys] This is my third blog post as the guest of the week so I thought it was time I introduced myself a little more and talked […]
[cross-posted at E-Learning Journeys] My life as an international educator is bursting with exciting opportunities and experiences. Being a guest blogger for Dr Scott McLeod is one challenge I have […]
[cross-posted at E-Learning Journeys] Change is a process in a school. Change is neither good nor bad but just is. Rapid change can cause discomfort and upset. No change can […]
The American School of Bombay (ASB) in Mumbai, India is hosting a 1:1 laptop computing conference in February 2010. While the conference is aimed at other international schools, it should be […]
Nation editor Chris Hayes will not be subbing for Keith Olbermann after all. I posted earlier that he was disinvited but, that was incorrect. Hayes tweeted: “OK: I’m not filling […]
At The New Yorker this week, Ryan Lizza provides an account of why the Senate cap and trade legislation failed, told mostly from the perspective of staffers working for Senate […]
Props to my colleague Lindsay Beyerstein for this great catch yesterday: Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle’s campaign received a donation from someone who listed her employer as “husband” and her […]
The secularist Center for Inquiry waded into the Park51 controversy in earnest yesterday, with disastrous results. I love CFI and I’ve been working with them for years, so it pains […]