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Skepchick Sundaylies: Genetic Smarts, GMOs, and Looney Toons

Teen Skepchick

The Physics Philes, lesson 118: Heat, Temperature, and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
Mindy dips her toe into thermodynamics.

DBT Skills: Yes You Get To Have Fun
Remember to do something today that makes you happy.

Escéptica

Movie Review: Pandorum (en español)
Lulú has very mixed feelings about this 2009 flick and then finds other ways to marvel at the universe.

School of Doubt

How Much of Educational Achievement is Genetic?
Apostrophobia breaks down a UK twin study that examines the heritability of a wide range of traits associated with educational achievement.

Grounded Parents

Ben & Jerry’s and Measure 92: If You Can’t Define “Organism,” You Can’t Logically Oppose GMOs
Kavin wrote about how Ben & Jerry’s is anti-GMO, even though they can’t quite figure out what an “organism” is. (They’ve since updated their website since her article came out.)

I’m Skeptical of Kate Tietje
Kate Tietje is the writer behind Modern Alternative Mama, an anti-vaccine, pro-“God’s remedies” blog. And even though we disagree with pretty much everything she says about children and healthcare, we do agree on one point: as skeptics, we should not confuse ad hominem attacks with valid arguments. Erich takes a pro-vaccine blog to task and shows that even though we may not like someone, that doesn’t mean we need to defame their character based on no evidence.

Saturday Morning Blues
Saturday Morning Cartoons are gone! Nowadays, kids have cartoons on demand, so they don’t need a special time block to watch them, but Jay fondly remembers not having his favorite shows on demand, and what it was like to wake up on Saturday morning and watch Looney Toons.

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Mindy

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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1 Comment

  1. October 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm —

    When I was a kid, it was more Filmation. Seriously, Filmation made cartoons the way people make porno: Cheap, and really the plot just gets in the way. LOL

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