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Bad Chart Thursday: GOP Obamacare Chart Makes Case for . . . Obamacare

Categories: Politics Random Asides Tags: ACAbad chart thursdayCAHCcongressCouncil for Affordable Health CoverageGOPObamacareRepeal and replace Last week, Politico shared the internal GOP policy brief for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a brief that inadvertently makes a pretty good case for not... (Read more...)

Quickies: Homeopathic Medicine Harmed Babies, Countering Lies with Emotions, and Modern White Feminism

Categories: Quickies Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say, as FDA investigated for years – “Over a 10-year period, from 2006 to 2016, the FDA collected reports of “adverse events” in... (Read more...)

Why We Can’t Clone Wooly Mammoths in 2 Years

Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: “Prehistoric Wooly Mammoths About to Be Resurrected, Claim Harvard Scientists!” Holy crap! Wooly mammoths! Harvard! No way is this fake news,... (Read more...)

Tired of Your Period? Glue Your Vagina Shut!

Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Ladies, are you sick and tired of dealing with your periods? Does being a woman make you too stupid to fix... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies, with Importance of Copyediting, Maximizing Your Protest Dollars, and Showing Support for Immigrants

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: copyeditingDonald TrumpgrammarimmigrationMad Art Labprotest Sunday Funny: Give Ebola a chance. (via Beatrice the Biologist) Mad Art Lab America is Grate! Beth highlights a pattern of behavior in the Trump administration that will make every... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Sexist Slogans on Vans, Topless Protest, and Ikea Catalog Without Women

Categories: Quickies UK “A transgender woman has been blocked from seeing her five children after a family court ruled it was not compatible with her ex-wife’s ultra-orthodox Jewish background.” ARGENTINA “Hundreds of... (Read more....

Congressman Calls Women “Hosts,” Which Makes Fetuses Parasites

Categories: Feminism Politics Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: Texas State Republican Justin Humphrey has proposed a bill that would force women seeking abortions to get written consent from the... (Read more...)

Quickies: Evolution of human birth, doctors treat women’s pain differently, and Trump on autism

Categories: Quickies The evolution of human birth – The latest video from Brain Scoop. Your pain is not real: How doctors discriminate against women – “According to a ResearchGate investigation, there are... (Read more...)

Congress Destroying the EPA: What Was Life Like Before We Had It?

Categories: Anti-Science Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: A freshman congressman from Florida, Matt Gaetz, has introduced a bill to the House. Now, sometimes these bills can be complicated... (Read more...)

Jim Marrs is not a Scientologist |340|

Jim Marrs is a top-notch investigative journalist, so what’s he doing promoting L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth? photo by: Galaxy Press On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: There are a lot of people scratching their heads saying,...Show More Summary

It’s the Sundaylies! Persistence, Silence, and Special Snowflakes

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: artCoretta Scott KingMad Art LabNevertheless she persistedsocial justicespecial snowflakes Sunday Funny: Alternative Facts. (via PHD Comics) Mad Art Lab Nevertheless, She Persisted Amy highlights the words of Coretta Scott King, which are more relevant than ever. Silence Supports the... (Read more...)

The TSA’s Bad Science Revealed!

Categories: Anti-Science Politics Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, has been groping airline passengers for 15 years now — ever since the September 11th... (Read more...)

Quickies: The geological challenges of a border wall, scolding Senators, and science outreach

Categories: Quickies What geology has to say about a 1000 mile border wall – “ asked two scientists, a geophysicist and a hydrogeologist, which geologic factors the wall’s builders should take into... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: Fox News “Defends” Bannon by Noting He Hasn’t Beheaded Journalists

Categories: Politics Random Asides Tags: Abu Bakr al-BaghdadicomparisonSteve Bannonterroristwhite supremacist When your best defense of a man is, “Hey, at least he hasn’t beheaded journalists,” perhaps it’s time to raise your standards. But this is Fox News we’re talking about,... (Read more...)

Quickies: Persistence Isn’t Futile, Taunting the Trolls, and Disco Space Rock

Categories: Quickies Why People Should Just Pause for a Minute and Not Blindly Celebrate 84 Lumber’s Immigration Ad – “If others want to celebrate the ad and tells us to go to... (Read more...)

Skeptiko Roundtable with Seriah and Joshua from WhereDidTheRoadGo |339|

Seriah Azkath and  Joshua Cutchin explore all manner of paranormal phenomena in a very sharp, insightful way.  photo by: WhereDidTheRoadGo Alex Tsakiris: As those of you listening probably know by now, I am a fan of podcasting, as well...Show More Summary

Quickies: Librarians teaching about fake news, gaslighting trolls, and how animals use poop

Categories: Quickies The nervous civil servants guide to defying an illegal order – “The American system provides you with a choice. You can insist that you were just following orders. Or you... (Read more...)

Lady Gaga’s Satanic Half-Time Show & Confirmation Bias

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at! Sorta transcript: So the Super Bowl was yesterday, and I know there’s not a lot of overlap between football fans and, well, my... (Read more...)

Quickies: How Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters, the End of Net Neutrality, and the Myth of Colonial Calves

Categories: Quickies New Trends in Getting Mad Online – “Just to reiterate, with his actual, biological son seemingly unwilling to take part in his lame dad’s flame wars, Michael Rapaport enlisted his... (Read more...)

Science always has been, and always will be political

Inevitably, with the announcement of The March for Science on Earth Day, April 22nd of this year, come the

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