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This Week in Miracles: Explosions, Metal Spikes, Dogs, and Babies

Let’s check the Google alert mailbag to see what blessings the Lord gave us this week! This college basketball game This dog, but don’t even click the link, it’s too sad and I cried This water-to-wine machine, again, because it turns out it was a hoax This man who was impaled by a metal spike This explosion in New York that killed five people so far but not this one guy This hock... »

Dear Guy Who Wants Me to Stop Talking About Feminism

Dear Guy Who Wants Me to Stop Talking About Feminism

Earlier this morning, I saw the following tweet directed toward me: @rebeccawatson let me say I have a lot of respect for you and the SGU you have gone off thedeep end on the feminism atheism + front — sean mcdonagh (@usalkhan) March 13, 2014 I can think of no better introduction for this week’s video. Enjoy. »

Vegans, Skeptics, and Biotruths

Vegans, Skeptics, and Biotruths

On last week’s episode of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, Steve Novella and I briefly discussed a few of the various ethical arguments surrounding veganism and vegetarianism. I’m technically a pescetarian (I very occasionally eat fish, but no other meats), but I’ve been vegetarian, and sympathize greatly with vegans. I support anyone who wants to safely change their di... »

Let’s Talk About Cosmos!

Let’s Talk About Cosmos!

(If you missed the first episode and you live in the US, check it out now on Hulu!) Last night was the premiere of the Cosmos reboot starring Friend of Skepchick Neil DeGrasse Tyson in all of his glory. Well, most of his glory – I didn’t see any cowboy hats or ridiculous vests, but NDGT looked pretty damned fly walking through a lush forrest while wearing a well-tailored black-on-black suit.... »

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This Week in Miracles: Babies, Marriage, and Soccer

Here are things that were miracles this week, according to my Google alerts! This is the third installment, which officially makes This Week in Miracles a feature. This bottle that turns water into wine This premature baby This Zimbabwean who paid his followers’ energy bills This stillborn baby whose mother prayed to a Catholic priest while a team of doctors and nurses revived him This teen ... »

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This Week in Miracles: Katy Perry, Basketballs, Plants

Here are some of the things that were miracles this week: Katy Perry delivering a baby This basketball shot that tied the game but team still lost in overtime This basketball shot that won the game in overtime This boy whose entire family was killed in a car crash This baby who was born without any problems after the mother prayed to a Pope This plant food »

Alabama Introduces Bill Requiring Teachers to Praise Genocidal Ghost

Alabama Introduces Bill Requiring Teachers to Praise Genocidal Ghost

Last week, Alabama State Representative Steve Hurst (R) (obviously) introduced a bill that would require teachers read a prayer before class each day for up to 15 minutes. This is an obvious violation of separation of church and state, but it’s pretty clever how he’s trying to get around it: the prayer to be read will be a verbatim reading of a prayer used to open the U.S. Senate or Ho... »

This Week in Miracles: Babies, Cats, Ice Skaters

This Week in Miracles: Babies, Cats, Ice Skaters

Thousands of years ago, an event had to be pretty damned impressive to qualify as a “miracle,” like the dead coming back to life, a sea parting, or liquids changing from non-alcoholic to alcoholic. I’ve long felt that today’s miracles aren’t nearly as good, but to be sure I set up a Google alert on the word “miracle.” Here’s this week’s documen... »

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