Religion

Ask Surly Amy: Spiritual Healing

Dear Surly Amy, Could you recommend some accessible resources on the (non)efficacy of spiritual healing? I have a friend with MS. She has met a healer who claims he ‘cured’ …

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Skepticism

Ask Surly Amy: Homeopathy

Dear Surly Amy, I am a college student lucky enough to have a roommate whom I love dearly. She's a wonderful friend and a very intelligent person. The only problem …

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Skepticism

Ask Surly Amy: Underwire Bras and Cancer

Hi, Surly Amy. I recently went shopping with my mom and she saw that I had picked out a bra with under wire in it. She immediately began telling me …

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ActivismFeminismSkepticism

Ask Surly Amy: Anti-Intellectualism and Spirit Animals

Dear Surly – The community I have surrounded myself with in college are feminist, social justice activists, and all around awesome people. However…this amazing community came with a great deal …

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Skepticism

Ask Surly Amy: Scared of a Potato

Hi, I wrote a really long mail first, deleted it and did the same thing all over. So I want to make this short so I’ll actually send it. I’m …

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Ask Surly Amy: Feminism, Is it Even Worth it?

Dear Surly Amy, Sometimes I feel discouraged in regards to feminism or skepticism or both. I start to question my ideals and goals and wonder if they’re really worth it. …

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Skepticism

Ask Surly Amy: Alt Med and and an OB/GYN

Hi Surly Amy, I’m fairly new to skepticism; among other things, I was totally into alt-med woo. I’m now trying to make evidence-based health choices. So here’s my situation: I …

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Random Asides

Ask Surly Amy: Fake Photos

Dear Surly Amy, i met this guy over the internet about 2 months ago. we have gotten very serious. iv’e sent him photos. he has sent me photos. we have …

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