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Skepticism

Quickies: Inherent misogyny, mansplaining, and nail polish

Blinded by my privilege – From the Women in Astronomy blog, a personal story of how to become aware of one’s privilege. Evolutionary anthropologist: “Misogyny is not an inherent human …

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Quickies

Quickies: Texas textbooks, privilege, and breasts

In Texas textbooks, Moses is a founding father – “The Texas State Board of Education is studying how textbook publishers responded to the state’s ideologically driven guidelines for teaching history. …

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Quickies

Quickies: Chemtrails, being a target, and Nanopatch vaccine delivery

Activists will gather this weekend to protest imaginary chemtrails – From Mary. How it feels to be a target – “I am targeted for rape and other types of sexual …

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Quickies

Quickies: Crocoduck, Emma Watson, and breast pumps

Kirk Cameron’s crocoduck comes back to bite him in the ass – “Science has bestowed upon us the real-life equivalent of a crocoduck—a magnificent specimen that illustrates how evolution actually …

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Mars
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Quickies: Planetary protection officer, giant squid dissection, and Wonder Woman

Meet NASA’s one and only planetary protection officer – “Her job is to ensure that NASA and other U.S. organizations that journey into space adhere to the regulations put in …

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Quickies

Quickies: Sugar substitutes affect gut biome, gaming award show bomb threat, and how hip-hop can help humanism

Sugar substitutes linked to obesity – “This is the first work to suggest that sweeteners might be exacerbating metabolic disease, and that this might happen through the gut microbiome, the …

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Hell
Quickies

Quickies: American hell, a complex majority, and sex slavery in the US

Damnation, American style: How American preachers reinvented hell – “Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why?” From Criticaldragon1177. A …

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Quickies

Quickies: Solidarity with Columbia rape survivor, vaccination in LA, and a father’s opinion

Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress – Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her dorm mattress around everywhere for as long as her rapist continues to be …

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