Sunday, May 29, 2011

Essay Contest Winners

The winners of our essay contest are:

Friday, May 20, 2011

A small voice says, "Please stop," while the crowd yells, "Off with his head!"

On April 6th, Rebecca Watson posted an entry on Skepchick about Lawrence Krauss, who had been quoted in a Daily Beast article defending his friend, financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein had been embroiled in a sex scandal involving underage girls, and Dr. Krauss, in the quote, expressed his skepticism of the allegations of sex trafficking and pedophilia that had been made. Rebecca mercilessly ridiculed Krauss for what she saw as an abuse of science and skepticism in the service of sexism and denial of criminal behavior.

That blog post, and the many comments that followed, touched a nerve -- in fact, multiple nerves -- for me. To explain why, I need to tell you about my background:

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Essay Contest Closed

Our essay contest ended at noon PDT today.  Thanks to those of you who took the time to send us an essay; winners will be contacted over the next several weeks.

Special thanks to Jeff Wagg for promoting the contest on IndieSkeptics, Rational Alchemy, and elsewhere!

Stay tuned...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

There's Still Time...

If you are interested in entering our essay contest, get your entry in before noon PDT next Saturday, May 14th!