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The Healthy Skeptic

Skepticism is healthy. Yet there’s a fine line between doubt and covering your ears. Here are essays on the healthy and not so healthy sides of skepticism. Cover Image: Haris Irshad/Pexels
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Antiscientific Thinking in Politics

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.

Liberals, conservatives, and selective skepticism
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Why Do People Want to Refute Climate Change?

By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA

New research sheds light on how threat to the status quo shapes beliefs.
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Do Animals Have Emotions? A Debate

By Paul Thagard Ph.D.

An advocate and a skeptic dispute whether non-human animals have emotions.
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Alex Jones: Conspiracy Theorist or Performance Artist?

By Joe Pierre M.D.

Conspiracy, delusion, and the "madness of a thousand"