THE SKEPTIC ARENA



This web site is dedicated to the eradication of irrational thinking.
Rationalists are those, whose thinking is strictly guided by the laws of logic.
Rationalists only accept as true, that which has been proven to be true,
through the application of the scientific method.




Neo's Daily Blog
(politics, religion, and science)



7/15/18

Trump insults crowd right to their face ... and they cheered him!



People that stupid should not be allowed out in public ... without guards.

For those of you who still don't get it, I will explain:
He tricked them by acting like he was praising their loyalty,
but in reality, he was telling them that they were so incredibly stupid,
that he could do anything he wanted (even shoot someone) ...
and they would still support him.

And sadly ... time would prove him right


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7/13/18

The evolution of the Republican party can be divided into 3 periods:
They began as the "Party of Lincoln" and were responsible ending slavery;
which had been supported mainly by Southern Democrats (the South was completely "Blue").

But when Democratic President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964
and the Voting Rights Act in 1965, racist elements within the Southern Democrats felt betrayed
and switched their allegiance to the Republican party (that's why the South is now "Red").
Nixon took advantage of this to win the presidency in 1968 by instituting the "Southern Strategy."

About 40 years later, the Republican party continued its voyage to "The Dark Side"
as the Plutocrats concentrated their efforts on America's most gullible and easily manipulated faction ... "Evangelicals."
Evangelicals are Christians in name only. They stand against everything that Jesus stood for ...
but they can't get enough of Jesus' Old Man: you know, the Guy who never met a living creature, animal or human ...

that He didn't want dead.

The Plutocrats molded the Republican party into a cohesive voting unit built around a party platform
that catered to its various factions: Evangelicals, Racists, and Greedy Capitalists
(those are Capitalists who are cursed with uncontrollable greed).

That was a brief, general overview of the moral degradation that has turned a once-proud political party
into an enemy of the people: the greatest enemy America has faced ... since the Civil War.

To quote President Trump ... #SAD


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7/12/18

There is a negative correlation between cognitive ability and ...

both religion and conservatism

This should be pretty obvious to anyone who has debated online with either type.
But what the study doesn't address is the amazing level of arrogance
that these cognitively-challenged conservatives display.
They are willing to sink to any level of immaturity to avoid admitting they are wrong.


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7/10/18

Our conservative Supreme Court justices are being picked by
a small, secretive network of extremely conservative Catholic activists
already responsible for placing three justices (Alito, Roberts, and Gorsuch) on the high court.

Leonard Leo

Trump was right about the game being rigged.
He just left out the part that ... they are the ones rigging it.


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7/9/18

Professor promotes the pseudoscience of determinism

Robert Sapolsky denies the existence of free will (6 pages)

I never did get a reply from either Sapolsky or the interviewer, Illing.


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7/8/18

Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to use scripture
to justify the atrocities occurring at America's borders (5:14)



Now that's what I call ... an Ass-Whoopin!


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7/5/18

Right-Wing Authoritarianism Accounts For The Correlation Between ...

Religion And The Lack Of Intellectual Humility

For those of you with Fox News Uncles,
I'm pretty sure this isn't news to you.


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7/4/18

How does America, the world's richest country by far,
rank in healthcare when compared to the other 195 countries?

29th

That is a disgrace.


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7/3/18

In a contest of visual acuity in the animal kingdom ...

humans did pretty well


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7/2/18

Remember how Trump pandered to all those coal miners?
You'll never believe what I just dug up from a few years ago ...

Republican Lawmakers Seek To Block Funding On Black Lung Regulation

Republicans were counting on coal miners having Alzheimers ... and they were right.
So I guess black lung disease isn't the only health issue that miners have to worry about.


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7/1/18

Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded its shareholders.

Harley-Davidson is also expanding overseas

#MAGA!


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6/30/18

The fairy tale about storks delivering babies ... may be true after all.

The eggs of pregnant insects can survive the trip through a bird's intestines

Betcha didn't know that one.


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6/29/18

Trump has been caught lying thousands of times.
Many of these lies are easy to detect.
So why does his base continue to believe him? How does he do it?

Here is scientific evidence that points to an answer

"It is also related to how many ASD traits
people in the general population have --
the more traits, the poorer the deception detection ability.
"

Our country is going down the toilet
because the rich have learned how to control
the large number of Americans with autistic traits.
And the numbers are far, far larger than anyone imagined.


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6/28/18

In order for the 1% to be able to plunder the masses
they are forced to share with their enablers ...

The Top 10% (3:04)


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6/27/18

The Nearsightedness Epidemic (8:58)

Conclusion: don't live your whole life indoors.


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6/26/18

Conservative judges land a crushing blow to American democracy

Supreme Court upholds Texas gerrymandering in 5-4 decision


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6/25/18

Republicans continue to undo decades of progress.
This time they scrapped safeguards ...

that had prevented auto lenders from discriminating against people based on race

Now that Trump is president - hoods are once again ... acceptable fashion wear.


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6/24/18

2015 BZ509 is the first permanent body in our solar system ...

that came from another solar system


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6/23/18

For-Profit scam schools are back in business thanks to ...

Betsy DeVos (5:13)

#MAGA!


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6/22/18

Trump is trying to 'reorganize' the government in order to ...

attack the safety nets

You voted for this America. Keep voting Republican.
The rich sure do appreciate ... your support.


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6/21/18

The Limits Of Mathematics

The limits of mathematics can be illustrated by this paradox:

A lion wants to catch and eat a zebra,
but before it can do that, it must first travel halfway to the zebra.
After travelling halfway to the zebra, it still wants to catch the zebra,
but again - it must first travel halfway to the zebra.
That is a mathematical fact. Therefore, the lion can never catch the zebra.

In reality, we know this is wrong.
Sometimes the lion does catch the zebra despite it being mathematically impossible.
This proves that, as powerful a tool as mathematics is,
it must be tempered with knowledge and logic before being applied to reality.


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6/19/18

Aron Ra debunks the Christian lie about ...

atheist states (12:30)


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6/17/18

Federal employees' pensions get hit hard ...

in order to pay for Trump's tax giveaway to the rich

And the hits just keep on comin'.

To all you Federal employees who voted for Trump:
Now your stupidity is hitting you hard ...

and right where it hurts the most


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6/16/18

Conservative judges overturned precedent
and trashed the separation of Church and State
in the "Trinity Lutheran v. Comer" case of 2017.

Just as they did in many other cases where they overturned precedent,
they tried to claim that their decision was narrow and would not be abused.
But just like the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United cases ... they were lying.

Opponents of Church/State separation waste no time in using their newly-granted powers

America is on a path to become Saudi Arabia West ...
only with a different invisible ghost.


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