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Being Right is Not Enough

Being Right is Not Enough

08 November 2010 by Jeff Orchard

Perhaps you’ve experienced this… you’re talking to someone who believes in ESP, or homeopathy, or some other irrational woo. You lay out a logical argument, complete with evidence, that deconstructs their belief and exposes it to be irrational and unscientific. Then your friend says, “You’re right, I was wrong. Thanks for showing me the error […]

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The Spooky Pull of Sympathetic Magic

The Spooky Pull of Sympathetic Magic

16 August 2010 by Erik Davis

Ethan’s recent article on the best way for skeptics to dialogue with non-skeptics definitely hit home, and is something I’ve struggled with.  Being confrontational is tempting — after all, who doesn’t love to prove how right they are?  I am certainly sympathetic to the view presented in the comments by some readers that good manners […]

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