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Quickies: Uganda and Anti-Gay Laws, Joss Whedon’s Biography, and RBG is Branded a “Misandrist”

Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court – “A Ugandan court struck down a punitive anti-gay law on Friday that has strained Uganda’s relations with the West, but the court …

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Quickies: Abortion and Junk Science, Quantum Cheshire Cat, and Facial Transplants

Senate Abortion Hearing Reveals Junk Science Behind Women’s Health Laws – “This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing …

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Quickies: Quantum Technobabble, Against “The Gays,” and Cats Against Feminism

Stop Using Quantum Mechanics as Evidence for Magic – “Quantum mechanics is a beautiful and still-controversial idea. It is rightly popular. What’s not right is the way people use it …

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Science

(Cross-Post) GMO, Séralini, and March Against Monsanto: It’s Magically Misleading!

If you follow my posts on GP, you know that I’ve been writing a lot about GMOs and genetic engineering. I was planning to lay off the subject for a bit, maybe …

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Quickies: Bubble Wrap, Why Tattoos are Permanent, and Tom Petty Criticizes Catholic Church

Don’t Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes – I love these scientists. Even though the idea may not have all the kinks worked out, it’s a …

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Quickies: Limping Ladies, UConn Settles Sexual Assault Suit, and the Use of Turbans During the Jim Crow Era

Victorian Strangeness: The bizarre tale of the ladies who limped – If you laugh at this story about a strange fad, just remember that the whole “one glove” trend inspired …

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Book Club

Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land

Note: Information about next month’s book is at the bottom of this post. Content Warning: The author of this book describes her extreme physical and sexual abuse as a child, …

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Quickies: New Thor, Taking Down Dr. Oz, and Lightning Storms from Space

Odin’s Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She’s A Woman – ” ‘This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. …

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