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The wrong kind of skepticism

If you care at all about the human race, it's a moral imperative to detest anti-vaxxers. Here is a group of people desperately trying to undermine what is undoubtedly the most important medical revolution in modern history. The introduction of vaccination has saved countless lives, but because the benefit of vaccinations aren't directly observable, there are still those who refuse to accept their efficacy, ...

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10% of people think the end of the world is coming

If you were hoping this whole 'Mayan 2012' thing would just blow over and be ignored this year, I've got some bad news for you: it would appear roughly 10% of the population is convinced the end of the world is happening soon. According to a recent poll, one in every 7 people thinks the world will end within their lifetime, while one in every 10 think the Mayans predicted the date it'll happen (despite fail ...

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Atheist facing jail time in Indonesia for blasphemy

It's easy to forget the right to express our disbelief is a fairly recent phenomenon. I recognize many fans were angry when I argued Neil DeGrasse Tyson's reaction of the title 'atheist' was an act of intellectual cowardliness, but I voiced my anger precisely because I know how important it is for some to even express their disbelief. The bravery of those willing to stand up for what they believe (or in thi ...

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American Atheist new Billboards advertise in Arabic and Hebrew

Despite living in a (supposedly) secular environment, many Americans are unwilling to identify themselves as Atheists for fear of losing their jobs, their loved ones, or the community bond they have worked so hard to forge. In some extremely isolated communities, potential non-believers may be completely unaware that millions of others don't subscribe to any religion. Often, this knowledge alone can make th ...

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Another reason to love Daniel Radcliffe

I generally dislike when celebrities try and participate in the political discourse. Sure, I might not mind if someone famous agrees with me on every issue (which has yet to happen), but most of the time, celebrities use the spotlight to demonstrate how little they know about important topics. Such cause célèbre also tend to make them look foolish. Remember Brad and Angelina's attempt to re-invigorate Louis ...

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A Note about the future

Since announcing that I will no longer be recording podcasts in the near future, a number of fans have asked if TGA will be shut down or closed. While I don't plan on recording NEW podcasts, I would like to take some time to re-master my old work, piece together my favorite posts over the years, and find bloopers and gems that never made it to the shows. The whole reason I started the podcast in the first p ...

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Enroll at Angel University today!

Did you know that each one of us has a non-denominational guardian angel that travels with us wherever we go? These same angels will help you overcome fear, doubt, and that lingering pile of money in your bank account, all thanks to Angel University. For the low price of a thousand smackeroos, you too can become a certified angel therapist. There's no limit to your upward mobility once you learn the secrets ...

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The Gaystopo and liberal fascism

You've probably noticed the new tactic from bigoted religionists claiming that their rights (specifically the right to discriminate against people for their sexual orientation) are being infringed. Well, this strategy has now morphed into a baseless accusation of fascism by a right wing nutjob named Alan Craig. He's determined that the threat of wider acceptance of same-sex marriage as a sign of fascism. Th ...

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Teen Mania Ministries is insane

"Pain is merely weakness leaving your body" "You won't last long if you start feeling sorry for yourself" "Pay attention; you are a loser" If you want to have a scary cultist environment, you need the following (all of which seem present in this "retreat"). - Use food deprivation to make people more tired, and susceptible to suggestion - Use hard physical labor to break down subjects to make them more submi ...

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School demolishes chapel, replaces it with science classrooms

Finally, some good news coming out of the UK. It seems a public school founded 500 years ago by the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral has decided to demolish its chapel in favor of building science classrooms. Can you imagine a more cheerful sign of progress? St Paul's School in south west London has knocked down its chapel to make way for new science classrooms, becoming the first of the country's leading publi ...

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