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

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. …

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

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 …

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Quickies: Comet water, schools’ discipline of girls, and the Women’s Leadership Project

Rosetta finds water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth – “Measurements from Rosetta’s Rosina instrument found that water on comet 67P /Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains about three times more deuterium – …

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Quickies: Brogrammers, bad victims, and MRAs mad at Dawkins

This “joke” job listing encapsulates everything wrong with brogrammer tech culture – Ah yes, the classic, “It’s just a joke!” defense. Bad victims – “People who have been sexually assaulted …

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Quickies: Anti-atheist bias in constitutions, Christian ‘educational’ comics, and being a queer atheist

Movement seeks to remove anti-atheist bias from state constitutions – From Criticaldragon1177. Disturbing Christian ‘educational’ comics – “Despite being mostly ignored by the mainstream media, Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) has …

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Quickies: Heroic scientists, #CrimingWhileWhite, and chimpanzee rights

On heroic scientists and hagiography – “In well-intentioned pastiches of the past, scientific women emerge as cardboard cutouts – the selfless helpmate, the source of inspiration, the dedicated assistant who …

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Quickies: Satanic holiday display, girls love bugs too, and bat brains

Florida allows Satanic temple to erect “Angel in Hellfire” holiday display – I desperately want a job making Satanic dioramas. From cerberus40. Publisher changes titles after 7 year-old-girl’s complaint – …

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Quickies: Physicists and pasta, Nature free to view, and Terry Crews on modern masculinity

Physicists invent most annoying shape of pasta to demonstrate new state of matter – “To illustrate how ring-shaped polymers can intertwine in complicated ways, they’ve created anelloni, AKA the most …

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