This journal is just being published, however the project has been forthcoming for a while.
Our mission statement shall continue to evolve as we are committed to the extended list below.
Information regarding what you can expect to read as our sites become propagated with content:
1. Advocating freedom of speech, freedom of the press and transparency in government.
2. The refutation and analysis of anti-science and crank ideas.
3. Help foster a secular society based on science, inquiry, reason and humanist values.
To oppose and supplant the mythological narratives of the past, and the dogmas of the present, the world needs an institution devoted to promoting science, reason, inquiry, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the fundamental human right of privacy and humanist values.
At Debunktion Junction Dot Org, we believe that evidence-based reasoning, in a place where humans work together to address our common concerns has become critical for our modern world civilization.
Moreover, unlike many other institutions, we maintain that scientific methods and reasoning should be utilized in examining the claims of pseudoscience, religion and government.
We reject mysticism and blind faith.
No topic should be placed off limits to scrutiny—certainly not fringe science and religion, which have an enormous influence on beliefs and conduct.
We also maintain that values are properly the subject of study and discussion as much as empirical claims.
Debunktion Junction Dot Org studies and promote human values based on a naturalistic but scientific outlook.
Ideological doctrine and religious dogma have no more right to dictate our moral norms than they do to influence scientific research.
As our sites develop we will join our strategic partners at Wikileaks, Project Reason and The Innocence Project in order to expand our mission statement to include the following:
4. Essays on right wing authoritarianism and religious fundamentalism.
5. Advocating Transparency In Government, Advocating The Rights Of Individuals To Privacy And Fear That Government Will Unlawfully And Unreasonably Search And Seize Without A Search Warrant Based Upon Reasonable Probable Cause As Is Set Forth, Ironically, In The Fourth Amendment To The United States Constitution.
6. Advocating The Freedom Of The Staggering Numbers Of Innocent People Who Remain Incarcerated And To Bring Substantive Reform To The System Responsible For Their Unjust Imprisonment.
7. Continue Spreading Scientific Knowledge And Secular Values In Society.
We shall do so by drawing on the talents of prominent and creative thinkers in a wide range of disciplines thereby encouraging critical thinking and eroding the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world.
Future essays will be based upon United States constitutional amendments: 5-10,13-15,19, and 23-27.
I know it sounds like a lot, however today is our first day, one at a time.
Moreover, it gives you reason to stop back in and see how far we have come.
As our sites continue development, the following area’s will have further essays:
Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) is a personality and ideological variable studied in political, social, and personality psychology. Three attitudinal and behavioral clusters, which correlate together, define it: Authoritarian submission – a high degree of submissiveness to the authorities that are perceived to be established and legitimate in the society in which one lives. Authoritarian aggression — a general aggressiveness directed against deviants, out groups, and other people that are perceived to be targets according to established authorities. Conventionalism – a high degree of adherence to the traditions and social norms that are perceived to be endorsed by society and its established authorities, and a belief that others in one’s society should also be required to adhere to these norms. The terminology of authoritarianism, right-wing authoritarianism, and authoritarian personality tend to be used interchangeably by psychologists, though inclusion of the term “personality” may indicate a psychodynamic interpretation consistent with the original formulation of the theory….
Fundamentalism is strict adherence to specific theological doctrines typically in reaction against the theology of Modernism…. The term “fundamentalism” was originally coined by its supporters to describe a specific package of theological beliefs that developed into a movement within the Protestant community of the United States in the early part of the 20th century, and that had its roots in the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy of that time. The term has since been generalized to mean strong adherence to any set of beliefs in the face of criticism or unpopularity (see Establishment), but has by and large retained religious connotations. Historically, for some constituencies fundamentalism connotes an attachment to a set of irreducible beliefs. “Fundamentalism” is commonly used as a pejorative term, particularly when combined with other epithets (as in the phrase “right-wing fundamentalists”)….
Anyone reading this blog who doesn’t believe the aforementioned values continue to need advocates, I suggest you view the following video:
The following are our strategic partners, we support them, we ask you do the same: