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Is Atheism Just the Rejection of Belief in Gods?

In discussing atheism with atheists I’ve noticed that there is a good deal of resistance on their part whenever I claim that atheism, logically, is in the possession of a positive ideology: naturalism. No, they will say, an atheist is just someone who sees no good … Continue reading

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Blogging Schick and Vaughn’s “How to Think about Weird Things,” Chapter 3, page 37

Something that jumped out at me early on in chapter 3 of the college critical thinking text, Schick and Vaughn’s How to Think about Weird Things (5th edition, 2008), is the distinction that was made between argument and persuasion. To win support for … Continue reading

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Blogging Schick and Vaughn’s “How to Think about Weird Things,” Chapter 2

Every other year or so I find myself returning to Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn’s critical thinking text, How to Think about Weird Things, and rereading the whole darn thing through again. Schick and Vaughn’s book is a rather popular college text, and it’s in its sixth edition. … Continue reading

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Blogging Schick and Vaughn’s “How to Think about Weird Things”

Every other year or so I find myself returning to Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn’s critical thinking text, How to Think about Weird Things, and rereading the whole darn thing through again. Schick and Vaughn’s book is a rather popular college text, and it’s in its sixth edition. … Continue reading

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UFO Helium Balloon Boy Found Alive!

This in the New York Times about a half-hour ago: The 6-year boy, Falcon Heene, was just found alive, according to reporter Dan Frosch, who is at the boy’s house in Fort Collins, Colo. The Larimer County Sheriff, Jim Alderden, … Continue reading

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Moscow’s UFO Mothership Cloud Akin to the Hexagon on Saturn?

Moscow’s recent eerie UFO “cloud and sun mothership” phenomenon (see here) reminded Jared Burton of the hexagon on Saturn—which I knew zip about. But Jared linked to this interesting article, and I found this on YouTube: And here’s the Moscow UFO … Continue reading

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UFO Mothership, or Just Sun and Clouds?

Last Wednesday there was a large UFO disk-like shape, apparently backlighted by the sun, that hung over Moscow, and the video of it has gotten a lot of YouTube attention: The Sun says this about the phenomenon: The video has appeared … Continue reading

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The Morristown UFO Sightings (2009)

Something creepy in the sky akin to what people saw in the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident: The UFOs did not appear on local radar and a pilot who witnessed them insisted that they were not aircraft: But, alas, it was … Continue reading

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Hanger 18: 1950s Military Clerk-Typist, June Crane, Claims That There Were Alien Bodies Stored at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio

And June Crane says she had a high level clearance for her job. At the age of 72, she decided to break her silence. Her testimony, from a History Channel UFO Files  segment, starts at 2:20 in this clip:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  . What are … Continue reading

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Astronaut Gordon Cooper on UFOs

Astronaut Gordon Cooper, who died in 2004, spent much of his life convinced that extraterrestrial intelligences are visiting Earth and that the American government is covering up this fact. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Cooper’s UFO beliefs and experiences: Cooper claimed to have … Continue reading

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Blogging UFOs: Second Hand Testimony

In my ongoing attempt to get up to speed concerning UFOs, I’m discovering not just intriguing first hand testimony of flying saucers, but also interesting second hand testimony. How much weight should such second hand testimony be given? I don’t know, … Continue reading

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French Air Force Captain J.C. Duboc: What Should We Make of His UFO Testimony?

If you’ve been following this blog over the past couple of weeks, you know that I’ve had a change of mind concerning UFOs. I’ve long thought that the whole subject of UFOs was an easy target for debunking skeptics, and so I never … Continue reading

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