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Would like to share two inspirational Wikipedia page make-overs with the SheThought readers. You might remember my last blog here when I asked for readers to please step up and help improve the Wikipedia pages of our female spokespeople. I thought that maybe a great start would be the women who are going to Continue reading More Wikipedia Goodness!
The following may be NSFW and contains possible abuse memory triggers. Defecation is the great equalizer. Everyone drops trou from time to time. Seriously, everyone. Members of the kingdom animalia, which includes the popular girls in...Show More Summary
This week, many of us lost a dear friend. “Curnir” was the name our friend Peter chose for use online. I first met Curnir online at the JREF forums. He was a happy guy, very upbeat, and never was on the forum to be anything but a friend. Far too often people post on Continue reading Curnir leaves us, but also leaves us a part of him.
Stress is bad. But trying to figure out why it is bad is pretty difficult. Part of the problem is, some people experience stress differently than others. Some people seem to slide right through life’s issues and come out the other side as if nothing happened. Other people, it seems, can have a major crisis Continue reading Stress and the Confusion Over if it Causes Disease
If you are less than Thirty years of age then you must accept that you are generally unable to contribute to a discussion or debate because your young age means you do not have the necessary life experience that would make such a contribution worthwhile. Dismissing people and their contribution to a topic or debate Continue reading Lessons in Being Young, Female and Vocal
This is the second article in a series. Part 1 is here. The Big Responsibility My mom is far older than my father lived to be, but much healthier. Maybe because I know more, and I have more control — I’m sure that’s part of the difference in the sense of responsibility I feel. I Continue reading Do You Believe in Life After Death? Part Two
Just hours ago, a close friend of mine joked that if I were only willing to go on medication for the rest of my life and didn’t care about my health so much, I could have a whole piece of cake instead of just two bites of it at his child’s birthday party. Only an Continue reading The Curious Case of the Beauty Queen Bias
This article is a repost from indieskeptics.com. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of researching on mummies for a project that I’m working on. This researching has branched off in several directions and King Tut: An Invasion of Privacy? resulted in me learning some fascinating things. My research on mummies has a lot to do Continue reading The Bane of Human Remains
I don’t know how many of you have…..…Gay friends……(laughter)…Black friends…..(laughter) …Muslims living in your city….(laughter) …Spanish-speaking laborers….(laughter) …Wives….(laughter) …Mothers….(laughter) …Daughters……(laughter) But I have one, and s/he’s [negative stereotype]…(laughter) Funny stuff, this bigotry. Show More Summary
I think we are all used to skeptic meetings of some sort. There are the big mega meetings like TAM (The Amazing Meeting). You and 1000 of your close friends in a huge venue. Big name speakers and all the glitz of Vegas are featured. Then there are the local SIP Continue reading College of Curiosity
I have frequently run into conversations, lately, about a controversial topic that I think people need to reassess. Interestingly, encouraging others to rethink their stance on this seems to make me a bad person. Obviously, I’m a bad person, but this is probably not why I’m a bad person. In the last few weeks, I’ve Continue reading Pants on Fire
I speak a little Spanish, but just barely. Not even well enough to know the curse words, unfortunately. Basically I’m able to order food and chat about the weather. If I don’t panic when I miss a word or two, I usually understand enough to follow the broad themes of a conversation. I just Continue reading Puscast Podcast: A Non-Expert Review
This is the first part of a mini-series. The other parts will be posted at a future date. Disclaimer: My parents made the average, garden-variety mistakes: interfering with my privacy and insulting my self-esteem; but they generally meant well. My nuclear family was intact. Show More Summary
A note from Sophie Hirschfeld: Kitty Mervine is working on a project that is important to the skeptic community. She needs our help and asked permission to post her plea here on SheThought. I ask that you help her in whatever large or small way you can. She has been tremendously generous to the skeptic Continue reading Skeptic Stories for children – Won’t you please help?
On a long drive between Denver and Laramie, at way past bedtime, my seven-year-old son told me about a magazine he had seen at the barber shop. He’s a good reader, so he could tell me what the words said, but he didn’t understand what they meant. He said there was a picture Continue reading When You Die, That’s It.
Wikipedia has recently been flexing its muscles lately, I’m sure you have heard about their powerful one day blackout protesting SOPA. And why not? Wikipedia is one of the top five used Internet sites, how many of us tried to use Wikipedia that day and got the black shadow screen? I joined the Twitter Continue reading Wikipedia and Skeptic Women
The accessiblity for writing in public and self-publishing is amazing. I feel very fortunate to enjoy a few venues in which to do this. I have a passion for factual reality, and I want to spread the good news. I do love the Continue reading Science is Real!
Image drawn by Sophie Hirschfeld The average claim for a supernatural or psychic power or ability usually follows the same typical pattern. A good example is when someone claims they can “dowse for water” (one of the more common and also easily tested psychic claims). Ideally, test is set up with the very confident Continue reading Water Woo
Imagine that you had to work harder to say “hello” to a group of friends. Imagine that you couldn’t show them a set of pictures of your child growing up or show the world your graduation video with that amazing song that perfectly dates it because that’s what was popular at the time. Imagine no Continue reading Imagine this isn’t here.
Actors’ representation of American political discourse. Marc J. Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler examine major psychological currents that contribute to dysfunction in American politics in their book, Authoritarianism and Polarization...Show More Summary