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Skepticism

Religion and Battlestar Galactica

There’s a lot of overlap between nerd communities and skeptic communities. one of the reasons for this in my opinion is because a great deal of fantasy and sci fi …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Food policing, Tyrannosaurs, and blood sugar monitoring contact lenses

“Are you really going to eat that?” – On policing women’s food choices. New evidence suggests Tyrannosaurs hunted in packs – From Criticaldragon1177. Google scientists create contact lens that monitors …

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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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Global Quickies: Banned Archie, Female Bishops, and Alien Rock Paintings

SUDAN Sudanese authorities are banning the construction of new Christian churches. Sudan is majority Muslim, but officially guarantees freedom of religion. NIGERIA Malala Yousafzai visited Nigeria to appeal to Boko …

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ReligionSkepticism

Are Religious People Victims?

This is a guest post by Tony Lakey. Tony is a queer atheist, a social justice and interfaith activist, and an alleged Faitheist. A contributor to Columbia Faith and Values, …

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Skepticism

Global Quickies: Genies, Sects, and Hitler

TAIWAN (From criticaldragon1177) Christian organizations are forming alliances with Taoist and Buddhist groups to influence government policy against same-sex marriage.   NEPAL (Via Ateorizar) A Withcraft Act will be voted …

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Skepticism

Worst Pseudoscience Ever

At last week’s SkepchickCON one of the best panels (in my humble opinion) was the Skepchick debate on the Worst Pseudoscience Ever. I (foolishly) did not participate and am currently …

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Skepticism

Quickies: Encouraging girls in math, secular addiction counseling, and the Ping Pong theory of sexism

Cracking the girl code in math and science – “I remember standing at the blackboard in front of the class, unable to solve an equation, while my teacher mocked me. …

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