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ScienceSkepticism

The Evolutionary Psychology of Promiscuity

Fellow Skepchick Mindy alerted me to this story in The Atlantic about some new evolutionary psychology research concerning promiscuity and morality. As usual, the reporting on the research uncritically reproduces …

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Feminism

Cross-Post: We Aren’t Ready for Inclusive Atheism Yet

Let me just say first that I agree with what you’re about to shout into your computer, that supportive and accepting inclusivity should always be a top priority for any …

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Science

Facebook’s Unethical Research Project

Facebook has apparently conducted a “massive” psychological experiment and published the results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). The study sought to manipulate the emotional responses …

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ScienceSkepticism

#notallsciences

There’s an article over on The Curious Wavefunction blog titled “Neil DeGrasse Tyson makes an excellent point, but Larry Summers is still right.” I know we’re not supposed to judge a blog …

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ScienceSkepticism

No, That’s Not How Anthropologists Think Of Human Social Organization

There is recent a video posted on Slate that summarizes a recent study claiming to give support to the anthropological position that “hierarchical organization of human society is deeply nested …

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Feminism

Cross-Post: Who is really to blame for Elliot Rodger’s mass murder?

The following post was written by Anna and is cross-posted from Queereka. [CW, TW for pretty much everything from misogynist violence, racism, suicide, and every horrible other thing that MRAs …

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Science

Of Buildings and Bras

In 2010, I had the pleasure of befriending Leah McCurdy, a PhD student in archaeology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am always in awe of her …

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ReligionSkepticism

Challenge Accepted: Non-Theistic Explanations for Sacrifice

Over at THE WEEK a few days ago, Damon Linker wrote an article titled “Why atheism doesn’t have the upper hand over religion.” In this article, Linker claims to have …

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