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Ástor Alexander is a figurative illustrator and painter. He specializes in portraits and he’s a big fan of the American illustrators of the 60s. His work can be seen at behance.net/astoralexander

Dr. David P. Barash is professor of psychology emeritus at the University of Washington; his most recent book is Through a Glass Brightly: Using Science to See Our Species as it Really Is, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. With his wife, Judith Eve Lipton, he is currently writing a book about nuclear deterrence.

Dr. Todd M Freeberg is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a behavioral ecologist who studies social behavior and communication.

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THE RISE OF THE NONES Imagining No Heaven — The Rise of the Nones and the Decline of Religion; Never Doubting God — Surveys on Belief in God’s Existence; Persistence of Belief in a Purposeful Universe; Honor, Dignity, Victim — A review of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars; The SkepDoc — Premature Ejaculation in the News: How Headlines Influence Our Thinking; Is the Earth Flat? Flat Earthers Are Back — How do You Best Make the Argument for a Round Earth?; Conspiracy Theorists and the Harm They Do; Bruce Perkins and Another Terrible Tragedy of the Recovered Memory Movement; Deterrence and Its Discontents: Now That Nuclear War Seems to Be Getting More Likely Again, It’s Time to Turn a Skeptical Eye on Deterrence; Reality Need Not Diminish Our Concept of Our Place in the Cosmos; Junior Skeptic — Perpetual Motion; and more…

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Skeptic
Promoting Science and Critical Thinking
COLUMNS
Premature Ejaculation in the News: How Headlines Influence Our Thinking
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Ástor Alexander is a figurative illustrator and painter.
SKEPTIC INVESTIGATES:
Flat Earthers Are Back—You Know the Earth Is Round, But How do You Best Make the Argument?
ARTICLES
THE MORE ONE EXPLORES HISTORY, THE MORE YOU can see
Bruce Perkins and Another Terrible Tragedy of the Recovered Memory Movement
The Value of Diversity in Birds, Bees, and People
Reality Need Not Diminish Our Concept of Our Place In the Cosmos
Now That Nuclear War Seems to Be Getting More Likely Again, It’s Time to Turn a Skeptical Eye on Deterrence
SPECULATIONS AND THEORIES ABOUT THE EXISTENCE of other
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OVER THE LAST FEW CENTURIES RELIGION HAS BEEN slowly
SPECIAL SECTION THE RISE OF THE NONES
The Rise of the Nones and the Decline of Religion
What Surveys on Belief in God’s Existence Reveal
REVIEWS
A review of The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars by Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning.
A review of Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker.
A Review of It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear by Gregg Easterbrook.
A new Netflix documentary purporting to provide proof of alien visitation fails to deliver: A review of the film Unacknowledged
JUNIOR SKEPTIC
Imagine two impossible, magical machines: the first runs forever, and the second, through some fantastic process, generates more energy than it consumes…