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Leo Traynor, Anti-Semitism, and the Sticky Problem of Facts

When someone tells an extraordinary story, it is likely to be believed if it resonates with expectations and biases. Anti-Semitism exists (I outlined some of my own experiences here a while …

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Skepticism

I’m Breaking Up With You

Hi. It’s me. I didn’t want to say all this to your face so I’m writing it down, I hope that doesn’t seem cowardly but I don’t know how you’re …

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Religion

The Viking Conspiracy (Or, I’m Not Jew I’m Jew-ish)

Chances are, if you’re British, you’re white. Chances are, if you’re white British, you’re a gentile. Chances are, if you’re white British and gentile, you don’t identify as descended from …

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Top Five Hilarious Monarchy Facts

It’s Jubilee weekend soon, celebrating 60 years of Elizabeth II’s reign (the second longest next to Victoria). To celebrate, I thought I’d give you my top five facts on the …

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The British Invasion

How do you do? *doffs hat* As Rebecca recently announced, I have returned to Skepchick shores on some sort of colonial mission to British your faces off. Many of you …

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Skepticism

Growing Up Poor

I read with interest this story today about the Canadian couple who have donated the bulk of their $10.9million lottery winnings to charity. They are quoted as saying  “We haven’t …

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Skepticism

Fear of Flying

Something funny happened to me on the way to Atlanta… …and boy are my arms tired! Many of you know from Twitter and elsewhere that I have a very silly …

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What gives, BBC?

I wrote about a story that was featured on the BBC news website a few days ago. The first thing I do when writing a blog post about an online …

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