Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Skepticism Wednesday

As many of you walk around with ash on your foreheads (and perhaps Santorum on your minds) today, I remind you that belief without evidence is a dangerous habit, as my hero, James Randi, has reminded people throughout his career – a career recounted in this in-progress documentary, An Honest Liar, if you care to help.

If our own culture’s flights of fancy seem harmless to you, perhaps you’ll be more troubled by this recent report of Saudi Arabia beheading a woman for witchcraft.

P.S. And by the way, if astrology actually worked, dimwits, why would you ever need to ask someone’s sign?  I’ve twice now had people guess when they asked and watched them go through almost the entire (meaningless) zodiac without picking the right one.  Insanity.

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