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Telling people how to feel doesn’t work

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Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough recently submitted an article to the journal Psychological Science showing how, basically, telling people not to be prejudiced backfires on us and actually increases prejudice in those told. Based heavily on self-determination theory,

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Why Can't You Leave Religion Alone?

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The Thinking Atheist posted this question, along with a lengthy answer, on their Facebook page as a note. I post it here for a couple of reasons: 1. Because I agree completely with it. 2. Because it is a perfect

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Lines in the sand

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Should people be allowed to have stupid beliefs? I am an atheist. Nearly everyone who knows me knows it. While I do not doubt what I know, I do waffle on how exactly to practice this outlook on life. There

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