News tagged with skepticism

China businessman assures Nicaragua canal success

The Chinese businessman hired to plan and perhaps build a Nicaraguan rival to the Panama Canal said the ambitious project is backed by experienced consultants and is not a joke, turning away skepticism that ...

Jun 25, 2013
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FDA wants limits on antibiotics given to animals

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a decades-old practice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in dangerous, ...

Apr 11, 2012
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Leaks show group's climate efforts

(AP) -- Leaked documents from a prominent conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren skepticism about global warming and planned other behind-the-scenes tactics using millions of dollars in donations ...

Feb 16, 2012
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Moral dilemma scenarios prone to biases

Picture the following hypothetical scenario: A trolley is headed toward five helpless victims. The trolley can be redirected so that only one person's life is at stake. Psychologists and philosophers have been using moral ...

Dec 14, 2009
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