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Rising Toward Apoplexy

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
June 01, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

We here a CFI have this crazy idea that religious people aren't the only ones who should be allowed to have their marriages solemnized by a representative of their worldview. I know, we're so selfish. So we've just filed a lawsuit in Michigan to see to it that Secular Celebrants can solemnize marriages. One of our plaintiffs is a familiar fellow, one Ed Brayton, who writes:

I think that secular-minded people in the state should have their wishes respected in terms of the person they’d like to officiate important rituals like weddings and funerals and I look forward to being able to provide that for them when this suit is finished.

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I Am Your Density

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 31, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Try not to squirt your coffee out your nose as you giggle at the concept of "Correactology," an alt-med treatment devised by two Canadians that involves regulating "the density of cells in the body" through light touch. I mean holy crap. Here's deputy editor of the Canadian Medical Associations's journal, Dr. Matthew Stanbrook, as reported by the CBC:

That makes absolutely no sense, to talk about the density of cells not being 'optimal.' It makes even less sense to put forward the idea that through the manipulation involving touching, one could set the density of cells to an 'optimum level.' That is pseudo-science that uses a scientific word that ... doesn't mean what density means. 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
May 30, 2018

Despite a loud and clunky middle third, Solo is an enjoyable Grade-B popcorn muncher. 

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Yeah, You Have to Reach Up to Get It

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
May 30, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Doug Ducey, Republican governor of Arizona, says evolution should remain in state's public school science standards.

I believe God created humanity. And I believe there are evolutionary forces at work in nature. ... So evolution will remain part of the education curriculum. 

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