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Why Net Neutrality Matters to Skeptics

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Hey pals, it’s time to have a little chat about net neutrality and why it’s important to you, intrepid science-loving critical... (Read more...)

Quickies: the End of the $100 Graphing Calculator; Finding Out Your Parent is a Conspiracy Theorist; and Nerdy Birthday Cards

Categories: Quickies Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available – This article contrasts a poor, black, single mother who has a housing voucher but cannot find... (Read more...)

SoD Cross Post: Gender Studies “Hoax” Shockingly Reveals Scammy Vanity Journals Will Publish Nonsense

Categories: Feminism Science Skepticism Tags: academiagender studieshoaxesMichael ShermerskepticismSokal Hoax This post originally appeared on our sister site, School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. When Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay published their recent hoax article “The... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Compulsory Vaccination in Italy, Equality in Divorce in India, and Provisional Bonds

Categories: Quickies ITALY “Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.” MALI “An unmarried... (Read more......

Quickies: Why People Don’t Return Shopping Carts; Vintage Vampire-Killing Kits; and the Privilege of Buying in Bulk

Categories: Quickies Follow-Up: The Reasons People Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts – “It seemed like a simple question: Why don’t people return their shopping carts? It turned into a full discussion in... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies, with Trusting Rich People on the Internet and More on Teaching Critical Thinking

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: critical thinkinginternet securityschool of doubtTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: Virginity (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) Teen Skepchick Trust the Rich People on the Internet Elizabeth explains how money buys trust on the internet. School of Doubt Why... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Superpowers for Girls, Superior Babies, and Not Enough Outrage

Categories: Quickies IRELAND “Irish police have halted an investigation of Stephen Fry for blasphemy because the Garda Síochána could not find enough people to be outraged over the actor’s anti-God remarks on... (Read more...)

Quickies: Evangelical Teen Magazine, the Insulting Childbirth Experiences for People with Disabilities, and Raw Milk Causes Illness

Categories: Quickies The Insulting Childbirth Experiences Mothers With Disabilities Endure – ” ‘My parents were told when I was born that I would never have a child,’ Nikki says. Growing up, when... (Read more...)

Trump Signs “Religious Freedom” Executive Order!

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Back in February, I discussed Donald Trump’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he promised to “destroy” the Johnson... (Read more...)

Anti-Vaxxers Cause ANOTHER Measles Outbreak

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The anti-vaccine crowd, who falsely believe that vaccines cause autism despite the fact that there is zero evidence to suggest that... (Read more...)

Quickies: Intersex and Proud, Juice is Bad For You, and ‘Dear White People’ Needs Work

Categories: Quickies People think juice is good for them. They’re wrong. – “Mrs. G. came to our offices for her first visit distraught. Her primary-care doctor had just diagnosed her with diabetes,... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies, with LGBT Fiction, Critical Thinking, Jobs a Humanities PhD Won’t Get You, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: critical thinkingjob huntingLGBT fictionmenstruationmusicschool of doubtteachingTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: Pre-existing condition. (via Wondermark) Teen Skepchick Awesome Sauce Music Friday: I Got that Flow The world needs more songs about being on you period. A Guide to LGBT+... (Read more...)

Benny Hinn, Religious Fraud?

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The offices of Benny Hinn have been raided by the IRS in the midst of a huge investigation. If you don’t... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Victim Blaming in Mexico, Groping ‘Prank’ in Italy, and a Scout Confronting a Neo-Nazi

Categories: Quickies MEXICO “Thousands of women in Mexico have reacted with outrage on social media after the Office of the Public Prosecutor tweeted that the lifestyle of a young woman was to... (Read more...)

“Tron Guy” Joins the Alt-Right (Except When It Comes to Furries)

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Hey guys, remember the Tron Guy? No? He was super famous back in the dark ages of the internet, like before... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Fatwa Against Child Marriage, Blasphemy, and Bad Reputations

Categories: Quickies INDONESIA “Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day... (Read more...)

Justin Trudeau Endorses Bullshit Pseudoscience

Categories: Politics Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: As Barack Obama was ending his final term as president and we prepared for a semi-literate game show host to take... (Read more....

Ivanka Trump Booed while Dad Destroys Office of Global Women’s Issues

Categories: Feminism Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Ivanka Trump, braindead puppet and progeny of a bombastic racist gameshow host who is currently President of the United States, was... (Read more...)

Hot or Not? What Does Science Say?

Categories: Feminism Science Tags: attractivenessbad sciencebad social science researchstudy review The New York Post recently published an article about some guy who says he has decided to stop dating hot women and the internet is really angry about it. I can’t tell... (Read more...)

Facebook in Talks with Pakistan to Help Catch Blasphemers

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is, as the full name might imply, a Muslim country. What you may not know is... (Read more...)

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