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Quickies: Empathy, female authors, and a Stonewall monument

Categories: Quickies They have to be monsters – On empathy, the internet, and why people see others as monsters. 100 must read sci-fi fantasy novels by female authors – So much excellent... (Read more...)

Quickies: Abstinence Doesn’t Work, Biggest Loser Weight Study, and Turning Off Period Pain

Categories: Quickies U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work? – “Many health officials consider PEPFAR a succes. It is credited with giving lifesaving HIV drugs to... (Read more...)

Can we believe eyewitnesses… did this 17th century monk levitate? |313|

Dr. Michael Grosso’s extensive research of historical records suggests St. Joseph’s levitation was real. photo by: UCAN Spirituality Today we welcome Dr. Michael Grosso to Skepiko, Dr. Grosso is an independent scholar with a longtime association with the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. Show More Summary

Quickies: Eugenics Awards, Weird Beliefs About Women’s Bodies, and the Queer Black Queen of Blues

Categories: Quickies Here Are the Medals Given to Eugenically Healthy Humans in the 1920s – “Entrants supplied blood and urine samples, had their height and weight measured, took an IQ test, and... (Read more...)

It’s the Skepchick Sundaylies! Bathroom Bills, C-Section Aftermath, and much more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artbathroom billsbirth storiesc-sectioncomicscover songsdrawinggrounded parentsInternet Meme Demolition DerbyMad Art CastMad Art Labmusicpregnancyschool of doubtteachingtrans rights Sunday Funny: A physicist,...Show More Summary

Global Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Colombia, Albinos Hunted in Malawi, and a Weasel in the LHC

Categories: Quickies COLOMBIA “Colombia’s top court has legalised same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so.” MALAWI “Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “extinction” if they continue to... (Read more...)

Whoa-oh – Who Was Black Betty?

  I’ve done a fair bit of film, TV, and radio work by this point, not a lot of which is particularly relevant to my blog (with the exception of my post last year on Brandon Lee conspiracy nonsense and one other about the inventor of the machine gun that I might blog in future). However,  a […]

The Science on Why Spanking Kids is Wrong

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: A new metanalysis examined the past 50 years of research and found that there is incredibly strong evidence to suggest hitting... (Read more...)

In Search of African Women Who Question Religion

Categories: Guest Bloggers Skepticism This is a guest post by Leo Igwe. Igwe is a Nigerian human rights advocate and humanist. He is a former Western and Southern African representative of the International Humanist and... (Read more...)

Prince Died From Chemtrails, Say Conspiracy Theorists

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Supposedly, the musician Prince has died at the age of 57. I say “supposedly” because my first thought was that it... (Read more...)

Quickies: Bodyhacking, comic book butts, and vandalized petroglyphs

Categories: Quickies Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women – “Quantified self is an exciting technology sector that led tech giants such as Apple to make health tracking a part of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Stop Saying You’re Bad at Math, Chinese Vaccine Scandal, and #AirbnbWhileBlack

Categories: Quickies Drawn to Comics: Which Eisner-Nominated Comics Should You Check Out? – I’m bookmarking all of these for later. #AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy – “Luca and his... (Read more...)

Science and philosophy gave him something he never thought he’d find… respect for religion |312|

Dr. Bernardo Kastrup explores his new found respect for religious myths in, More Than Allegory. photo by: Bernardo Kastrup Today we welcome Dr. Bernard Kastrup back to skeptiko to talk about his new book, More Than Allegory. In the book, Kastrup explores the potential for religious myths to propel us beyond the ordinary: Dr. Show More Summary

Quickies: Aphantasia, Alex Jones, and LHC data

Categories: Quickies Aphantasia: How it feels to be blind in your mind – “I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can’t “see” my father’s face or a bouncing blue... (Read more...)

Quack Busted Selling Cancer-Preventing TANNING BEDS

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Joseph Mercola is a high profile quack who has been peddling bullshit to ignorant and desperate people for several decades now.... (Read more...)

Mansplain Monday: Men Mansplain Mansplaining to Me

Categories: Feminism Tags: mansplain mondaymansplaining Welcome to the second installment of Mansplain Monday. Last time I wrote about men who mansplain statistics to me. Of course, as any woman on the internet knows, if you... (Read more...)

Quickies: Sexual Harassment by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Abortion “Reversal” Laws, and a Man Playing Songs on Cabbage

Categories: Quickies Blood, Sugar, Sex, Dickheads – “Fuck the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the misogynistic culture of the music industry that kept me from speaking up in 1991. I wish I... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! with the Coming of Spring, Personhood Nonsense, Tuition-Free College, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: anti-choice legislationartbernie sandersgrounded parentsMad Art CastMad Art LabMildred CohnMRIpersonhood billsschool breaksschool of doubtspringtution-free collegewine Sunday Funny: Don’t flinch. (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Wine and Art Pairings with Julia Burke The Gang talk about the art and science of wine with... (Read more...)

Carrie Buck’s Forced Sterilization and the History of Eugenics in the US

Categories: Book Club This month for the Skepchick Book Club, we read Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen. The book covered the tale of Carrie Buck, a... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Child Marriage Around the World, Pseudoscience and Sexism in Brazil, and Another Atheist Murdered in Bangladesh

Categories: Quickies BANGLADESH “Isis has claimed responsibility for the murder of a professor in Bangladesh for supposedly “calling to atheism”. Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was on his way to the Rajshahi University... (Read more...)

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