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Inattentional Blindness and the Invisible Violinist

If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? It would be hard...

Hamas-Israel Ceasefire Ends as Gaza Schools Drop Sports for Military Training

I have been following the news regarding the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza that started in November of last year closely. The relationship...

Are Vocal Homophobes Really Just Homosexuals in the Closet?

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. SeussWhat...

Why Haven’t We Found the Missing Link in the Fossil Record? Science Answers!

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. -George OrwellIf evolution is such an incontrovertible “theory,” then why haven’t we found the...

Bollywood Zombies and The Westernization of Indian Pop Culture

Go Goa Gone, the first Western-style zombie flick to be made in Bollywood, was just announced last week. The trailer was released a...

Hungary Solves Homelessness by Finding Places for All… in Jail?

The brilliant move of Hungary lawmakers to criminalize the act of being a homeless person comes as a surprise to some. But this...

The 2013 Pigasus Awards

Every year, the James Randi Educational Foundation gives awards to recognize the special few uncritical thinkers who do more to peddle pseudoscience and...

Should You Let Your Kid Date in Middle/High School? Science Gives a Surprising Answer

Young love can show you things about yourself you’ve never known. It can bring you to happiness and leave you in despair. It...

In Japan, Strangers are More Likely than Family to Give CPR for Cardiac Arrest

When it comes to Japanese people giving CPR to someone suffering a cardiac arrest, it appears as though water is actually thicker than...

Power and Rape – Part 1: Rape in the Military is a Career Killer… for the Victim

If you ever wanted to know just how bad “blaming the victim” can get, look no further than the U.S. military. It’s clear...

Possessed by Demons, Animals, and Nonsense

“Japan doesn’t have that stuff. That’s more of a Western thing.” Just like I constantly have to remind Westerners how they’re horribly wrong...

SATIRAN – Part 3: “Judicial Theatre,” or Judgment for the 2010 Israeli Flotilla Raid

In May 2010, the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” was sent to give humanitarian aid and construction materials to Gaza, but they were unable to....

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30 Countries with the Most Economic Freedom

 The 23rd (2017) edition of the Index of Economic Freedom was released, and the results are surprising. According to the website, “In economically free...

The Scourge of Internet Memes, and Believing Everything You See

Have we become a society of gullibility? Anyone who has a large enough network on social media has been able to see an...

6 Ridiculous Fake News Stories of the Past Year

Donald Trump sends his own plan to transport stranded marines, ISIS endorses Hillary Clinton and she sold them weapons, and Rage Against the...

2016 Absolutely Sucked

Pretty much once a year, I take a break from my usual articles of epic quality and write something personal, reflective, or otherwise far less-than-eloquent. So I...