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Global Quickies: Malala, Anti-gay Laws, and Terrible Hashtags

PAKISTAN Ten militants have been taken into custody in connection with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai. The military said the attackers had been under orders of the leader of …

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Five More Things Richard Dawkins Thinks You Should Be Held Criminally Responsible For When Drunk

Last night, Mark Oppenheimer posted an article on Buzzfeed about misogyny in the atheist/skeptic movements, and specifically about how men like Michael Shermer have ruined the movement for women. The …

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Skepticism

So You Want to Understand Bayes’ Theorem and/or Look at Photos of Cats

Back in 2010, researcher Daniel Daryl Bem at Cornell University supposedly proved that psychic precognition exists. He did a variety of tests on college students in which he reversed some common psychological …

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Serial Whackers and Penis Homes

Friends, I have an update! You thought that you knew all the ways to refer to a vagina, but you were so, so wrong. Get out your pens and get …

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Global Quickies: Half a Billion Pound Lawsuit, Gender Laws, and the Bible Roulette

UK / NIGERIA Nigerian ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio is launching a legal case against the British Humanist Association, suing them for half a billion pounds for misrepresentation. Ukpabio claims that …

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A Woman’s Room Online

[Trigger warning for images based on threats and harassment] Get your black dresses- and your reading glasses out. There is an art show a comin’ to town! For the past …

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Is “Married at First Sight” a Legitimate Science Experiment?

I have to come clean: I genuinely enjoy the show Married at First Sight. I know, I know. I started watching it because I thought it looked terrible, and bad TV …

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Firebrand or Faitheist?

When I was a newbie atheist, fresh from my first reading of The God Delusion, The End of Faith, and every amateur Xanga blog I could find, I had a …

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