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The Rabbit Hole of Critical Thinking

Everything seems to be an existential threat nowadays—from racial, gender, economic and political inequalities, to climate change, to the coronavirus pandemic. However, if we have been paying attention to the media recently, there has been a new addition to the list: misinformation, aka “fake news.” Journalists and politicians would have us believe that misinformation has [...]

A New Row Over Pregnancy Caused by Rape

What percentage of raped women become pregnant? Answer: nobody knows. Strike that. Many people claim to know, but the actual rate is hidden from us, though it can be estimated with considerable uncertainty. Maybe the better question is, are pregnancy rates higher, the same, or smaller for raped women than for non-raped women? Answer: nobody [...]

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