Category Skepticism

How to Build a Bridge

Confrontation seldom works: it just makes people angry. It is counterproductive: it only serves to make them invent more rationalizations to defend their beliefs.

Re. Built.

…one day, I noticed a protruding bump on one knuckle. A trip to the doctor and an x-ray later revealed something my friends have been telling me for year… that I had a screw loose.

Moral Panic: The War on Drugs

During the Great Depression, there was intense competition for jobs, and resentment of Mexican immigrants. The plant, used by those immigrants as a recreational drug was demonized and a link made between the drug use and criminal or antisocial behavior.