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Global Quickies: GMOs, Whitening Products, and Harrasment

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES “The father of a 20-year-old woman who drowned in Dubai reportedly stopped lifeguards from helping her. The unnamed man had said he preferred to let her die …

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Why Drug-sniffing Dogs Don’t Work: Racism and the Clever Hans Effect

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Are police officers allowing their personal biases to influence how they treat the general public and possible criminal suspects? Yes, obviously. …

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There Is Space For Quiet Activism

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Obviously. And when it comes to activism, being loud often makes change. After the recent incident with Bernie Sanders, and with a lot of …

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Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: The Skeptic’s Secret

Originally published on May 24, 2013. We’ve had a lot of discussions of privilege lately, and I’ve noticed that whenever the topic comes up, whether the focus is on race, …

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Global Quickies: Murderous Spiritualist, Helicopter Exorcism, and Psychic Speaks to Cecil

ISRAEL An ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem. The man had been released from prison three weeks ago, after serving a 12 year sentence …

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Release The Scotsman: Responsible Use of Fallacies

There’s a trend when it comes to talking to people about the negative elements of communities they’re involved in. When people don’t double down and simply deny that there are …

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Let’s Talk About Gender Baby*

There’s been an uptick in discussions about gender theory in the atheoskeptosphere lately, and I’ve noticed a not insignificant number of people throwing around ideas about gender theory in ways …

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Quickies: False beauty claims, chronic pain patients, and marital rape laws

Four out of five beauty claims cannot be substantiated – “A new study found that fewer than one in five upmarket cosmetic adverts stands up to scrutiny, with companies criticised …

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