Ask a Professor: Is it a good idea to only use Snopes or Wikipedia for college research and how can I become a better skeptic when fact-checking?

By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

It’s always best to verify something for yourself, instead of relying on someone else to verify for you. Years of encouraging people to effectively outsource their independent fact-checking to a single website has resulted in an erosion of independent thinking, verification, and personal responsibility. When a person fails to fact-check for themselves, they leave it ….read more

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Distracted driving comes from people that are easily distracted, no law will change that or force common sense

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A recent 2018 severe storm is one of thousands of examples of people being distracted by anything, not just cell phones. The dangers of severe storms go far beyond tornadoes and storm chaser surges. We can’t legislate common sense because it’s a lifelong education issue that one must learn early and apply in their lives. ….read more

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It’s time to ban all pets on flights, passengers abusing system for legitimate service animals

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A major flight attendant organization stated that pet travel is now “out of control.” Several video reports detail pets biting passengers, mauling and hospitalizing travelers, attacking crew members, and even causing emergency landings. The recent “Kokito” dog death on a United Airlines flight caused a digital lynch mob, but the actual problem is passengers bringing ….read more

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Are too many atheist, freethought, and skeptic communities exhibiting religious cult-like behavior?

By Ben Alonzo 5 Comments

Have you ever thought that once you left a religious cult, but think you found yourself in another kind of cult? The parallels are worth discussing, and it’s something that we should be talking about, especially among the atheist, freethought, and skeptic communities. Atheism is supposed to mean apart from belief in a theistic figure ….read more

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