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Global Quickies: Killing Over Blasphemy, Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned, and Crochet vs Soccer

Categories: Quickies PAKISTAN “A mob beat a student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.”... (Read more...)

Is the March for Science Worthwhile?

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Tomorrow is the March for Science, a nationwide demonstration in which scientists and science enthusiasts like myself will take a stand... (Read more...)

Emma Restall Orr, It Took a Druid to Demolish Scientific Materialism |346|

Emma Restall Orr believes animism is more logical and coherent than scientific materialism — she may be right. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Emma Restall Orr: …that’s the sadness about so much of science, because it’s...Show More Summary

US Court to Decide Whether Ghosts Are Real

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Ed and Lorraine Warren were a married couple of fraudsters who made up or collaborated to make up a series of... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies! Nerd Music, Teaching Critical Thinking, and Beauty and the Beast

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: critical thinkinggrounded parentsMad Art Labmovie reviewsmusicschool of doubtteachingWoot Suit Riot Sunday Funny: Assume a well-mixed cosmos. (via SMBC) Mad Art Lab Make Each Other Brave Woot Suit Riot has a new album and Ryan recommends it. School of Doubt Why... (Read more...)

Was the United Airlines Victim Actually a Felon?

Categories: Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Last week, the Internet was lit up with the news and verified video showing United Airlines calling the cops to drag... (Read more...)

Bad Chart Thursday: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being a Trump Voter

Categories: Skepticism Tags: bad chart thursdayexit pollsgenderidentity politicsmisogynyracismTrumpvoters Did you know that people of color are responsible for electing Trump? It’s true... if you lump people of color with white women. Just as falling out... (Read more...)

H3H3 Productions Targets WSJ Reporter for Harassment

Categories: Politics Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: A year or two ago, I stumbled across H3H3 Productions, the YouTube channel of Ethan and Hila Klein. I think Ethan... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: Holding Hands, High Heels, and a Bleak Future

Categories: Quickies NETHERLANDS “Men all over The Netherlands are holding hands in solidarity with a gay couple who were viciously attacked over the weekend.” RUSSIA “Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya... (Read more......

William Shatner Attacks Doctor for Educating Him

Categories: Anti-Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Back in the early 20th century, my grandmom used to write letters to movie stars. Sometimes, she would get a response... (Read more...)

Quickies: High School Journalists Uncover Fraud, Taking Uber to the ER, and McDonald’s Pizza

Categories: Quickies These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned. – I love everything about this story. Not All the Single Ladies Want This Subscription Box Designed... (Read more...)

Renay Oshop, Peer Reviewed Science Comes to Astrology |345|

Renay Oshop, uses big data, AI and advanced statistics to challenge what science thinks it knows about astrology. photo by: Skeptiko On this episode of Skeptiko… Renay Oshop: We decided to just grab a screenshot of the top 1000 people...Show More Summary

Quickies: Conspiracy theories, crafting protest, and whitewashing movies

Categories: Quickies The conspiracy theories of Trumpland – “To help you navigate the vast assortment of conspiracy theories to which Trump’s staffers subscribe, we’ve compiled a bestiary of crackpot beliefs, pseudo-scientific ideas,... (Read more...)

Quickies: The CIA’s Bowling League, Neural Net “Recipes,” and Trump Voters Fear Diversity

Categories: Quickies Mike Pence’s Marriage and the Beliefs That Keep Women from Power – “But it’s one thing to avoid a particular situation involving a particular woman who makes you feel a... (Read more...)

It’s the Sundaylies! Teaching Critical Thinking, Pink Pancakes, Book Reviews, and more!

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: Annabelle & Aidenbook reviewscomic book reviewscomic bookscritical thinkinggrounded parentsParentingpicky eatersschool of doubtteachingTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: Using bureaucracy for good. (via SMBC) Teen Skepchick We all need a little Faith If you’re looking to add another comic book to your pull list, Faith might... (Read more...)

Global Quickies: “Abnormally” Long Beards, Measles Spreading, and Carnal Intent

Categories: Quickies MEXICO “A Mexican judge has been suspended after his ruling in a sexual assault case caused outrage. Judge Anaur González said that the suspect should be freed because he had... (Read more...)

How Video Games Might Help Depression & PTSD!

Categories: Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Two new studies suggest some positive things for those of us who, number one, like video games, and number two, are... (Read more...)

Republicans Make America Ignorant Again About Climate Change

Categories: Politics Science Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Lamar Smith is the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He also doesn’t think human-caused climate change... (Read more...)

Quickies: Outhouses, Dinosaur Facts, and the Fake Publishers that are Ruining Science

Categories: Quickies 22 Tweets For Women Who Are Just So Done With Bullshit – SAME. One reason young people don’t go into science? We don’t fail well – “For me as a... (Read more...)

Michael Cocks, Afterlife Teaching From Stephen the Martyr |344|

Michael Cocks, has been an Anglican Priest for 60 years, so what’s he doing talking to channeled spirits? photo by: Skeptiko Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality, with leading researchers, thinkers and their critics. Show More Summary

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