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Filed Under:Society & Culture / Skepticism
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Archived Since:April 19, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Why Atheism Needs Philosophy

Categories: Skepticism Atheism and science are bros. Everybody knows they belong together, just like Troy and Abed. For most of the reign of New Atheism, science has been right hand man, directing... (Read more...)

Quickies: The Pope on magic wands, statistical tests of harassment, and conflict in the secular movement

Categories: Quickies Pope Francis takes a stand for evolution, against magic wands – From CriticalDragon1177. A natural A/B test of harassment – “Running these numbers through a statistical significance test confirms what... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Guv’ment Spending Edition

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdaygovernment spendingmind controlwerewolves So you want to make a deliberately misleading chart by doctoring a genuine one and you don’t really care how fake it looks because OBAMA? Maybe you have a poor-resolution... (Read more...)

Quickies: Street harassment, the colors of blood, and science for her

Categories: Quickies 10 hours of walking in NYC as a woman – In case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is. Also, there’s some problems with it. Also, the actor’s been... (Read more...)

Quickies: Athlete Class Scandal at UNC, Amy Poehler’s Memoir is Awesome, and Ken Ham Has a Religion Problem

Categories: Quickies The UNC fake class investigation and the ‘myth’ of the student-athlete – The numbers alone are surprising. At the University of North Carolina, more than 3,100 students, many of whom were... (Read more...)

Eric Hovind: What’s the Difference Between God & Santa?

Categories: Religion Skepticism Tags: creationismhovindYEC Support more videos like this at Patreon! Eric Hovind’s “challenge” I was tipped off about the new charges by PZ Here’s the indictment info Also there’s this Sort-of transcript: Eric... (Read more...)

Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA

Categories: Quickies The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats. The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of... (Read more...)

Quiz-o-Tron: Great Success, Despite My Own Best Efforts

Categories: Science As a follow-up to last week’s post offering the ten best reasons why Bay Area Science Festival should have banned me, I thought I’d reveal that I did, in fact,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Report Reveals Bad Treatment of Monica Lewinsky, Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked, and Blackface in Hollywood

Categories: Quickies Talking While Female - NPR does a segment on the top complaints that women hear about their voices (from too much uptalk to tone of voice). From Jac. Every Single... (Read more...)

Skepchick Book Club: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Categories: Book Club Tags: randall munroeserious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questionswhat if?xkcd Note: Information about next month’s book pick are at the bottom of this post. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies: Paper Classes, Dinner Time, and Guide Dogs

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: campus securitycandyEbolaEscepticafood preparationgrounded parentsguide dogsgunshalloweenmisbehaving studentsnobel prizepaper classesParentingpoliceschool of doubtSkeptability Sunday Funny: Orb Hammer (via...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Bad Judgement, Catholic Antivaxxers, and a Dictator’s Quest for Longevity

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism NIGERIA Dr Adadevoh is being widely praised for helping prevent a more devastating Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, now declared free of the virus. She diagnosed and kept in the hospital... (Read more...)

Cross-Post: Truly Scary Costumes for Modern Kids

Categories: Skepticism Tags: delayed vaccine schedulesGMO cornGMOsHomeopathyinfant formulamedical doctorsparticipation trophiespumpkin spice lattescary halloween costumesvaccines Note: The original post can be found over at Grounded Parents, where you can also leave a comment. If you’re still scrambling for costume ideas, fret no more! This... (Read more...)

A Scammer Tries to Buy My Couch

Categories: Skepticism On October 1, I listed my sofa on Craigslist. I immediately received a text message asking me to email the person back if the sofa was still available. I did.... (Read more...)

Guest Post: My Confidence in Planned Parenthood Waned but Then Returned Stronger

Categories: Guest Bloggers Tags: citizen activismplanned parenthoodppawisexism Editor’s Note: Today’s Guest Post is by Kavin Senapathy, who also blogs over at Grounded Parents. This is a great example of how speaking out about an issue can end... (Read more...)

Quickies: Felicia Day, creepy dudes, and NASA sounds

Categories: Quickies Felicia Day’s public details put online after she described Gamergate fears – “But just minutes after her post was made, a commenter with the username “gaimerg8” posted what they claimed... (Read more...)

The Top 10 Reasons to Ban Me from Bay Area Science Festival

Categories: Science Two weeks ago, PZ Myers pointed out that Dr. Eliza Sutton of the University of Washington in Seattle was the source of a rumor that PZ had contracted gonnorhea at... (Read more...)

Quickies: Being swayed by the sciencey, Japanese government sued for sexism, and fat-shaming

Categories: Quickies People are more swayed by things that look sciencey – Graphs enhance the “truthiness” of results. From John. Japanese government sued in landmark case over “institutional sexism” – “The case... (Read more...)

Walk to End Homelessness

Categories: Activism Tags: LAWAAG As many of you know I recently formed a meetup group in Los Angeles for women who don’t need religion but like hang out with friends and learn stuff and... (Read more...)

Quickies: More Gamergate, the Pentagon has a Transgender Ban, and Class Issues

Categories: Quickies Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F Off – “Chris Kluwe played in the NFL for eight years, but he’s been a gamer for 26 — and he’s sick and tired... (Read more...)

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