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Cross-post: Like a Horse and Carriage

This post was written by Allie T Jones on Queereka. Last week, American Atheists’ Jamila Bey spoke at the yearly meeting of CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Committee. To give …

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Global Quickies: More Art Destroyed by IS, Vaccines in Pakistan, Gurus, and Rapists

INDIA (From Arturo) “One of the five men sentenced to death for raping a young woman in New Delhi, India in 2012 blamed his victim for her death saying women …

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Fatphobia Isn’t About Health

In the realm of weight loss, one of the phrases I see thrown around most often is “but it’s not healthy to be fat! I’m just concerned for their health!” …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Straight Men Can’t Get HIV Because “Science”

Sometimes, a perfectly good chart can be used to make flawed, even downright harmful arguments. It’s not the chart’s fault. It’s just hanging out, unassumingly presenting some data about, say, …

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#AskAChemist: What’s the deal with fabric dyes?

This week on Ask A Chemist… @skepchicks @DrRubidium Why is wool dyed in acid, but cotton dyed in base? #AskAChemist — Robert Coolman (@PrimeViridian) January 14, 2015 Short answer: Longer …

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#KavinTruthers: GMO Opponents Connect me to Koch Brothers, Question My Identity

My regular readers know that I’ve been accused of a diverse litany of wrongdoing by the anti-biotech camp. I’ve been called a shill by internet users far and wide, and …

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ReligionSkepticism

Most Republicans Want a Christian Theocracy and Other Lessons From Reading Polling Data

This week a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll showing that 57% of republicans in the US want to institute Christianity as a national religion has been making the rounds on social …

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American Atheists’ Outreach at CPAC: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Conservatives? I Am.

[3/2/15 Correction: The article originally stated that American Atheists president Dave Silverman is a registered Republican. Dave informed me of the error today and said he is “a registered Independent who always …

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