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Study Shows Censoring Hate Speech Works

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: For many years, I’ve been critical of attempts to suppress hate speech, especially on the part of governments. In Germany and Austria,... (Read more...) The post Study Shows Censoring Hate Speech Works appeared first on Skepchick.

Study: Atheists Are Fairer Than Christians…Sometimes

Categories: Religion Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Who is more generous: atheists, or Christians? As I’ve discussed in the past, our society’s stereotype is that atheists lack morality, and... (Read more...) The post Study: Atheists Are Fairer Than Christians…Sometimes appeared first on Skepchick.

Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to be Special Snowflakes

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: New research published in the European Journal of Social Psychology suggests that people who believe in many conspiracy theories do so in... (Read more...) The post Conspiracy Theorists Just Want to be Special Snowflakes appeared first on Skepchick.

Dog Walking Makes Us Happy: What It’s Like to Have an Emotional Support Animal

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A new study claims that the main reason people walk their dogs is because it makes them and their dogs happy. As... (Read more...) The post Dog Walking Makes Us Happy: What It’s Like to Have an Emotional Support Animal appeared first on Skepchick.

Injecting People with Herpes for Fun and Profit

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’ve mentioned Peter Thiel before — he’s the billionaire tech bro who supports Donald Trump and paid millions to shut down Gawker... (Read more...) The post Injecting People with Herpes for Fun and Profit appeared first on Skepchick.

Can Monkeys See Optical Illusions?

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A big part of being a skeptic is having a healthy (or some would say unhealthy) interest in optical illusions. After all,... (Read more...) The post Can Monkeys See Optical Illusions? appeared first on Skepchick.

The Science of Whiskey!

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Drinking alcohol may lower our inhibitions and make us generally feel more sociable, but sometimes ordering alcohol at a bar can be... (Read more...) The post The Science of Whiskey! appeared first on Skepchick.

Study Reveals Shocking News on the Female Orgasm (If You’ve Never Met a Woman)

Categories: Feminism Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Did you know that when having sex, different women prefer different kinds of touching and have different kinds of orgasms? I don’t... (Read more...) The post Study Reveals Shocking News on the Female Orgasm (If You’ve Never Met a Woman) appeared first on Skepchick.

Don’t Trust Past-Life Regression!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: This week I read an article on Jezebel about a “skeptic” who underwent past life regression and surprise! She was super convinced... (Read more...

People Think Serial Killers are More Likely to be Atheist

Categories: Religion Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Allow me to pose a question to you. A child tortures animals and grows up enjoying hurting people. As an adult, he... (Read more...)

Popper and the Paradox of Tolerance

Categories: Activism Politics Tags: free speechKarl Popperpolitics In the days since the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, there has been a new addition to the online/social-media meta-discourse on the problem of protected political speech in the context of... (Read more...)

Procrastinator’s Guide to the Solar Eclipse

Categories: Science Tags: astronomyeclipseEventsmoonoutreachsafetysolar eclipsesuntotal solar eclipseviewing I love to procrastinate. Actually, no. I hate it. But my brain is just SO good at getting me into that mode. So I totally understand if you are just... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Zumba Dancing, #AintNoCinderella, and Making Cool Art Out of Hate

Categories: Quickies IRAN “Four boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching “western” dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, a Revolutionary Guards commander has said.” NEPAL “Campaigners... (Read more...)

How Instagram Can Tell If You’re Depressed (Kind of)

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: A study has just been published in EPJ Data Science suggesting that doctors may be able to help diagnose depression in patients... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Vaccinations in Italy, Bill to End Violence Against Women in Tunisia, and Homeopathy in the UK

Categories: Skepticism WORLD “UN peacekeepers are sent to the most war-ravaged countries on Earth, ostensibly to help them transition to peace. But some stand accused of committing crimes against the very people... (Read more...)

Is the 2017 Solar Eclipse a Sign from God?

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Holy crap you guys we’re only a few weeks away from a total solar eclipse that will be viewable across a relatively... (Read more...)

The Brain Injuries the NFL Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Two years ago I reported on a study suggesting that football is too dangerous for kids, due to the number of concussions... (Read more...)

Alabama Monsters Try to Deny Raped 12-year old an Abortion

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: For all the horrible things happening on the national stage these days, it’s easy to miss some truly horrifying antics going on... (Read more...)

Three Questions that Reveal if Someone is Religious

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: If you want to know if a person believes in a god, you can ask them one question to be sure: “Do... (Read more...)

Would You Want to Know If You’re Dying?

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last year, I listened to an amazing episode of This American Life in which a Chinese-American woman told the story of her... (Read more...)

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