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ICYMI: July 14 – 20 on the Skepchick Network

Hello! You’re back! It’s been, like, a whole week. Better catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick Network.

Teen Skepchick

The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming 4: Selling Miracles
Eddy continues his series by examining the ways woo-peddlers blame diseases on sick people.

Contradictions with Religion
Beccy discusses the contradictions in religion, and how that logically leads to atheism.

Skepticism Itself is Not Enough
Lauren explains how her experience with the eczema tag on Tumblr lead her to take some action.

Mad Art Lab

Man of Steel: A Superman Science Review
Ryan looks at the good science and bad (mostly bad) in Man of Steel.

Don’t Be a Crater Hater
Gigi and her family just happened upon the Barringer Crater on their vacation, and boy howdy. They were not disappointed.

Project X
Victor takes down the “law of attraction” in verse.

Escéptica

Where Do You Find the Time to Be a Skeptic? (en español)
Silvia wonders how people can be so involved with online skepticism and hold a full time job at the same time.

People I Kind of Feel Sorry For: Jehovah’s Witnesses (en español)
Juan digs into the believes of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Queereka

The Zimmerman Verdict
Yessenia examines the ways racism played a role in the Zimmerman verdict.

Persecution Should Empathize with Other Persecution
It’s all too easy to for the persecuted to become the persecutors when power dynamics change.

AI: What is Your Proudest Moment?
Marilove’s proudest moment is pissing off John McCain. What’s yours?

School of Doubt

Rise of the “Nones” and Young Secularists on Campus: An Interview with a Secular Student Alliance Chapter President
Dr. Shell interviews Daniel Bokemper, president of the SSA chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Incredulity.
Richard notices little seedlings of doubt in his supposedly devout colleagues.

Ah, They Can Just Write a Story or Something
How do you feel about teaching a subject outside your area of expertise?

Featured image credit: Mingo Hagen

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Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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