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Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: The Pareidolia Plot

Originally published on January 23, 2014. As skeptics, we’re probably all familiar with the concept of pareidolia, perceiving a distinct pattern, often an image, in randomness, such as the many …

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Your Phrase Is Problematic

I’ve got bad news for you. That celebrity whose style you adore? Said something super shitty. That politician whose quotes you will never not share on social media? Voted for …

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Michael Shermer Supports Trump, Because Skepticism is a Joke

Michael Shermer, famed skeptic and alleged creep, is apparently supporting Donald Trump during this year’s Presidential Election. When recently interviewed on KRCW, an NPR affiliate, he had this to say: …

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#GOPDebate Liveblog: Trumpocalypse Now

Super Tuesday is behind us, and Trump is still wreaking havoc on the rest of the GOP candidates. While Ben Carson won’t be at the debate (although he hasn’t officially dropped …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Beer Doesn’t Make You Fat!

Britain’s Beer Alliance sounds like my kind of superhero team, fighting the good fight against sobriety across the UK. At the mere whisper of “I’ll just have water, thanks,” our …

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Quickies – Historical context, giant viruses, and vetoed bathroom bill

Men of their times – “Any mention of the word “racism” in association with names like Tolkien or Burroughs or Campbell or Lovecraft is a bell whose chimes will trigger …

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Announcing the March SkepchickCon Drawing

Last month we announced the new SkepchickCon fundraising website and since we went live our supporters have gone above and beyond to show us how much they support the work …

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Twitter’s Dad, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Corrects Us on Leap Day

I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. I love his sweet style, his passion for science, and yes, even his good-natured pedantry. I actually laughed out loud when I saw today’s example: …

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