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Quickies: Being an atheist on Christmas, the year of caring about online harassment, and Twitter threats

Categories: Quickies 10 best things about being an atheist on Christmas – Creative decorating is my personal favorite. The “War on Christmas” is actually a war on atheist voices – It represents... (Read more...)

Quickies: Sarcastic Science, Having Kids is a Luxury, and Whitewashed Video Games

Categories: Quickies The Ethics of Sarcastic Science – “Every year the British Medical Journal publishes an issue of joke science. But years later, those papers are cited as real.” The Year Having... (Read more...)

263. Albert LaChance and Rebecca Goodwin on The Third Covenant

Alex Tsakiris of Skeptiko interviews Christian mystic A […] The post 263. Albert LaChance and Rebecca Goodwin on The Third Covenant appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Poe’s Law: Mississippi River Monster Edition

Categories: Skepticism Tags: cryptozoologypoe's law Back in November 2012 I went on a road trip from San Diego to Chicago. At one point I spent a full day in Memphis and while there took a ton of... (Read more...)

Quickies: Domesticity, women’s fashion, and science visualizations

Categories: Quickies Against domesticity – “Whenever I speak to friends, and ask what they think of domesticity, many say they enjoy living with their partners or spouses. They say they love the... (Read more...)

Cross Post: Trigger Warnings, Privilege and Making the World a Kinder Place

Categories: Feminism Ed’s Note: this post was originally written by Steph at Grounded Parents. Click through the link at the bottom if you want to read the whole post and leave a... (Read more...)

Anonymous Co-Opts Black Issues (Again) to Punish Iggy Azalea For Co-Opting Black Issues

Categories: Skepticism Rappers Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea have been feuding off and on for a couple of years now, and much digital ink has been spilled on the matter. For those... (Read more...)

Quickies: White Privilege, Love Actually, and Why You Don’t Need a “Boosted” Immune System

Categories: Quickies The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists – “Role models portrayed as superhuman don’t always motivate students—instead, they risk discouraging kids who feel they can’t live up to the lofty standards.”... (Read more...)

Skepchick Sundaylies! Tofu Turkey, FDA Blood Ban, Atheist Hanukkah, and a Tribute to Stella Young

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: alan turingatheismblood donationcarbonDBTdisability activismgay blood donationGMOsgrounded parentsHanukkahholidayshomophobiaMad Art LabMildred Dresselhausmovie revieworganic producephysicsQueerekaschool of...Show More Summary

New Video: The Science of Rudolph’s Glowing Nose!

Categories: Science Dr. Siouxsie Wiles is a microbiologist with an obsession for bioluminescence! Here, she responds to some bad science in the otherwise good video by fellow New Zealand scientists on the... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Troll Hunters, Rusty Radiators, and Fighting Rape Riding a Tiger

Categories: Skepticism IRELAND “In Ireland, a woman who is clinically dead but 17 weeks pregnant is being kept alive against her family’s will. At this painful time, her relatives must go to... (Read more...)

Quickies: Gender matters in computer science, “meninists,” and a product review of the knapsack of white privilege

Categories: Quickies MIT scientists demonstrate the hard way that gender still matters – ““We’re 3 female computer scientists at MIT, here to answer questions about programming and academia. Ask us anything!” we... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Who Are You?

Categories: Random Asides Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdayMyers-Briggsnarcissismpersonality testspolitical philosophyyou I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality inventory, in high school, and when I got my horoscope results, I admit that I was pretty amazed at how well it... (Read more...)

Quickies: Dealing with death as an atheist, Obama on racism, and Anonymous

Categories: Quickies Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing To Do With God – Greta Christina’s new book is now out in ebook formats. It will be out in audio on Dec.... (Read more...)

Yes Virginia, There is Evidence of Bias

Categories: Skepticism Tags: biasevidenceracismsexismskepticismstereotypesstudies Skepticland is a place where Science and Studies are all important. Anecdotal evidence? Bah! Not important. Especially when it comes to questions of human behavior, people want proof. This is... (Read more...)

Jane the Virgin May be the Most Progressive Show on Television

Categories: Feminism Tags: jane the virgintv It may seem unlikely that a telenovela adaptation about a 23-year-old virgin by choice who was accidentally artificially inseminated by her soon-to-be baby daddy’s gynecologist sister would be a bastion... (Read more...)

Quickies: End of the Year Lists, Wonder Woman’s Disappointing Debut, and the Serial/Ferguson Connection

Categories: Quickies 25 Women Who Drove the Culture in 2014 – You won’t be disappointed by this list of awesome women. If you think someone was left out, leave that in the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Self-tracking apps, hair dye, and e-books

Categories: Quickies How self-tracking apps exclude women – “If sex-tracking apps are a caricature of what straight white men think sex is, then fertility-tracking apps are a caricature of what straight white... (Read more...)

Quickies: What Happens During a “Cleanse,” Male Rape Survivors Mistreated at SMU, and Eradicating Homophobia

Categories: Quickies When the Victim is Male – “Southern Methodist University violated Title IX when it failed to provide a “prompt and equitable response” to the alleged sexual assault of a male... (Read more...)

Isaac Got the Holy Ghost

Categories: Religion Seeing people pretend to be possessed by the spirit of Jesus is pretty much always hilarious, but this video stands out for two reasons: 1. The little kid in the... (Read more...)

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