We interview Susan Gerbic, coordinator of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, an international team of writers and editors whose goal is to ensure that skeptical topics on Wikipedia are fair, accurate, and have the level of detail they deserve. Those interested in participating should befriend Susan on Facebook.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible have been on probation for the last two years for relying on prayer rather than medical care, resulting in the death of their young son fromÂ pneumonia in 2009. Now they’re back in court after another son–this one an 8-month-old–died in agony from diarrhea. At home. While his parents prayed. Amazingly, the worst these callous nutjobs could get is 10 years in prison.
In sports-related news, basketball pro Jason Collins becomes the first active player in the four major American sports leagues to come out of the closet. Most applaud his historic action, but a few have voiced (inevitably religiously-based) criticism. And Tim Tebow might be painting Bible verses on his cheeks and kneeling dramatically from the sidelines next season–the Jets have let him go.
Finally, the Baseball Bat of Doubt swings into action once again.
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