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Quickies

Quickies: Creationists and Aliens, Asexual and Intersex TV Characters, and Bill Maher’s Understanding of Vaccines

Modcloth Spotlights Transgender Comedian Rye Silverman – “When asked to name one thing that people should know about the trans community, or about her experiences as a trans-identified person, and …

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Religion

Cross-Post: Star Trek and Humanism – The Novels Part One

Editor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared at Grounded Parents and is written by Lou Doench. ***** At last month’s panel on The Humanism of Star Trek at the Chi-Fi convention, moderated …

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Quickies

Quickies: Toni Morrison, White America’s Silence on Police Brutality, and Synesthesia

The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison – ” ‘What I’m interested in is writing without the gaze, without the white gaze,’ she told me. ‘In so many earlier books by …

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Quickies

Quickies: NASA Deals with Bugs, Innovations in Dairy-Free Cheese, and Food Babe is Ridiculous

The “Food Babe” Blogger Is Full of Shit – “Hari’s superhero origin story is that she came down with appendicitis and didn’t accept the explanation that appendicitis just happens sometimes. …

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Feminism

Cross-Post: The Gay Agenda #1: Advice for friends – knowing what you are saying

Editor’s Note: This Cross-Post from Grounded Parents is written by Cerys Gruffyydd. If you want to read the full post or leave comments, click through the link at the bottom.  …

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Quickies

Quickies: Unethical Clinical Trials, the History of Caffeine, and Erica Jong Apologizes to Monica Lewinsky

Defending Darwin – “I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach.” A Virus In Your Mouth Helps Fight The Flu – “Young …

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Quickies

Quickies: Racial Bias and School Discipline, Bill Cosby Isn’t Sorry, and Tales of Scientology

That Time the Avengers Battled Scientology – “The turn of the millennium was a weird period for superhero comics; an era when financial desperation opened a path for wild experimentation. …

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Quickies

Quickies: Major Scientific Paper Retraction, a Magazine for Sex Workers’ Rights, and Retro Computer Commercials

Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal – “Last year, in one of the most publicized scandals, the Journal of Vibration and Control, in the field …

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