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A Thorough Debunking of Dawkins’ Racist Retweet

Categories: Skepticism As we mentioned yesterday, Dawkins has been on a racist tear lately. One of his most batshit tweets fights the tyranny of cultural appropriation — meaning the people criticizing cultural... (Read more...)

Quickies: IRS Scams, Flu Shot Myths, and Changing Human Experimentation Rules

Categories: Quickies A Controversial Rewrite For Rules To Protect Humans In Experiments – “To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct... (Read more...)

Conspiracy Theorists: Paris Attacks Were Faked Using Crisis Actors!

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: A few new horrific terrorist attacks have occurred, this time in Paris and Beirut. And just as day follows night, conspiracy... (Read more...)

Richard Dawkins Sounds Like a Paranoid Child Hating Conspiracy Theorist

Categories: Religion Skepticism Tags: Richard Dawkins No really. Don’t accept my opinion on it. Just go look at his twitter feed and be sure to note the glorious RT’s he is making. What got him riled... (Read more...)

Quickies: Abortion reversal scam, the thing women do, and light sentences for men who kill their female partners

Categories: Quickies The imaginarium of Dr. Delgado: The make-believe medicine behind SB 1318 – “Delgado runs a website called Abortion Pill Reversal, offering 24-hour medical advice to women who have taken the... (Read more...)

Kitchen Design Doesn’t Trap Women In Sexist Stereotypes; It Frees Them

Categories: Skepticism In October in our Chicago skeptic bookclub we read the book The Madam Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science. My personal favorite chapter was on Lillian Gilbreth... (Read more...)

Quickies: Flipping the Bird, Scott Adams Has Horrible Opinions, and Lawrence Krauss

Categories: Quickies We Made Victorian Condoms and It Was Much Grosser Than We Expected – Figure out how the Victorians made condoms using chemicals and sheep guts. The end result isn’t that... (Read more...)

Skepchick Book Club: Merchants of Doubt

Categories: Book Club Tags: Anti-Sciencefred seitzfred singerglobal warming deniersmerchants of doubtpro-corporate shills Note: next month’s book club pick is at the bottom of this post Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month we read Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies! Cyanobacteria and Anna Zakrisson, Talking to Your Kids about Terrorism, Using Disability as an Excuse for Racism

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: Angela GonzalesAnna Zakrissonartautismdisabilitygentrificationgrounded parentsinspirational memesMad Art CastMad Art LabParentingphysiologyracismSkeptabilityterrorismwomen in science Sunday Funny: To hell with you, demon! (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast #35 — Macabre Suite in the Bronx and Other Sad Tales The Mad... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Dead Threats From Monks, Abortion Access, and Rights of Pregnant Girls

Categories: Feminism Religion FRANCE “A French mayor has been suspended from his party after calling for the country to ban Islam.” BOLIVIA “Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday said he was sorry for... (Read more...)

Quickies: Books no woman should read, the y-axis, and another pharma price hike

Categories: Quickies 80 books no woman should read – “…of course I believe everyone should read anything they want. I just think some books are instructions on why women are dirt or... (Read more...)

Humanist Wonders: Can You Believe in Both an Afterlife AND Euthanasia?

Categories: Religion Support more videos like this at! I’m a secular humanist, which means that I am fairly certain that this life is our only one, so we should work hard... (Read more...)

Quickies: Call for ban on drug advertising, anti-vaxxers, and the end of lads’ mags

Categories: Quickies US doctor group calls for ban on drug advertising to consumers – “The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on advertising prescription drugs and medical devices directly... (Read more...)

“Natural” Bug Repellants Don’t Work as Well as Perfume!

Categories: Science Mosquitos: the worst! Especially if you live in a place where not only are they super annoying, but they also carry deadly diseases. That’s why figuring out how to get... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gamergate Trolls Strike Again, “Women-Friendly” Restaurants, and the Fear of Immigrants

Categories: Quickies Restrictions on Women’s Health Force Women to Self-Induce Abortion, Study Finds – “TxPEP estimates that somewhere between 100,000 and 240,000 women age 18-49 in Texas have ever tried to end... (Read more...)

What does the end of materialism mean for political science? |294|

Dr. Alexander Wendt examines the implications of consciousness science for the social sciences. photo by: David Ohmer I was introduced to the power of interdisciplinary thinking when I found myself way over my head in a graduate course in cognitive psychology. Show More Summary

Quickies: Gawker, equal pay day, safe spaces, and duck-billed dinosaurs

Categories: Quickies On Gawker’s problem with women – “…the idea of “diversity” at many companies is more and more just that: a hollow idea. “Bragging about hiring a few people of color,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Anti-feminists, Kaleidoscopes, and Marijuana Prosecution

Categories: Quickies When Minorities Demand Equal Respect – “Students from Yale to the University of Missouri are protesting the one-sided equation that has excused offensive behavior for years.” This Cartoon Nails the... (Read more...

Men “Prank” a Woman By Yelling at Her for Not Wanting to Fuck Them

Categories: Feminism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: “Mo” and “Et” are two YouTube stars who earned their fame through “pranks”. If you’re not aware, “pranks” are now defined... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! with Egyptian Pyramids, Cuttlefish, Teaching as a “Calling,” and Immunotherapy

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: aquariumsBen CarsonbiographiescuttlefishengineeringEscepticagrounded parentsMad Art LabMaria Sibylla Merianmaterials sciencepyramidsschool of doubtScienceteachingTEDxTeen Skepchickwomen in science SundayShow More Summary

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