In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and misinformation, give yourself the benefit of doubt. This is one skeptic's view of the Universe; natural wonders and supernatural blunders.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens


The president’s goal is to heighten African American turnout by stoking a feeling of victimization in the African American community… I think what he is trying to do is rekindle the sense of black victimization which would impel an increased turnout.

Fox News political commentator Dick Morris, accusing President Obama of using Trayvon Martin’s murder as a political mobilizer for votes. (via reallyfoxnews)

Fox News knows that white people are the only victims.