Skepticism

Leaving Skepchick

This is– sadly– a goodbye post to Skepchick. I have blogged on and off (mostly off, sometimes) for Skepchick for the past five years. I’ve really enjoyed my time posting …

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Science

Vote for Me in the 3 Quarks Daily Science Blogging Contest

The nominations are in for the 3 Quarks Daily Science Blogging Contest. Now, the general public can vote for which blog posts they like best. The top twenty posts with …

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Anti-Science

Home Births

I was somewhat dismayed to see that there has been a significant increase in women having home births here in the US. Before I continue, let me first say that …

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Anti-ScienceReligionScienceSkepticism

Earthquakes and End-of-the-World Nonsense

Thanks to David Bressan over at the “History of Geology” blog, I have recently discovered the amazing YouTube Channel of Peter Hadfield, who has a degree in geology and who …

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Random AsidesSkepticism

Happy Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! To celebrate, at the top of this post is a totally adorable picture of my friend Sara’s “unlucky” black cat Link.

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Religion

What do you do when the person next to you on the plane is reading Deepak Chopra?

The title of this post pretty much says it all.  I recently flew from South Africa back to the US after flying on four flights: Cape Town-Johannesburg-Dakar-Washington, DC-Boston.

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Skepticism

Geology Pun Contest: The Winner

The prize: Gillian Turner’s book “North Pole South Pole.” Cross-posted on my geology blog Georneys. As I mentioned yesterday, my geology blog is now returning to its usual geological theme. …

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Activism

Fukushima & The Mainstream Press

This is a quick post to express my disappointment with recent mainstream press coverage of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. As an example, on the front …

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