creationism

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Sunday Funny: xkcd explains free speech Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time Elizabeth reviews the 2002 novel by Barbara Hambly. What It Means to be a Woman in Nerd Culture: The Mary Sue Alice explains what bugs her about the Mary Sue trope. Don’t Worry, You’ll Change Your Mind: Making Life Decisions Young Olivia discusses the implicit sexism and ageism in telling a young... »

ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Denial of Service Attacks and the Cost of Security Elisheba explains how DDoS attacks work and why they are so hard to protect against. What Actually Happened and a Rough Timeline Grimalkin clarifies his objection to ablesim. On the Uselessness of Mathematics and Resultant Magical Oracular Godness of Computers Just because computers can do math for you doesn’t ... »

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham! Here Are Some Tips

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham! Here Are Some Tips

Tomorrow, Bill Nye will debate Ken Ham at the Creation Museum. I made a video with a few tips to help him out! Basic transcript: DON’T DO IT BILL NYE »

The Huffington Post’s Resident Conspiracy-Theorist Creationist

The Huffington Post’s Resident Conspiracy-Theorist Creationist

I’ve always had mixed feelings about The Huffington Post. They make money with notorious clickbait and yet don’t pay their non-staff writers. Their UK political editor is someone who, despite being an Oxford graduate and a journalist, chose his words rather poorly when speaking of non-Muslims, especially atheists (he did apologize for it). Steven Novella has written several times on th... »

ICYMI: October 6 – October 12 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: October 6 – October 12 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Critical Fandom: Speaking Out Eddy discusses the benefits of being vocal. The Physics Philes, lesson 68: Cracking Under the Shear Pressure Mindy learns about two more types of stresses and strains, and takes you along for the ride. Some Answers to “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” Vy discusses some ways to mitigate gender bias in STEM fields. Mad Art Lab Gir... »

ICYMI: September 8 – September 14 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: September 8 – September 14 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 64: Equilibrium in Two Easy Steps! Ever wonder why buildings don’t fall down? It has to do with equilibrium. Critical Fandom: Helpless and Slutty Eddy analyzes two nefarious tropes that hold female characters back. Feminism Made Me an Atheist Olivia has always been a feminist, and it was feminism that lead her into atheism and skepticism. Mad Art Lab... »

ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

On your mark! Get set!  GO READ ALL THE SKEPCHICK NETWORK AWESOME! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 48: Physicists Make Weird Things for Science Mindy draws a weird picture in the name of physics, and also talks tries to explain moment of inertia. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be Eddy muses on the concept of hell. Speak You Mind: Summer Vacation The whole summer is ahead of you. What ar... »

Watch The Revisionaries Free Online Now

Watch The Revisionaries Free Online Now

From now until February 27, you can watch an abbreviated version of The Revisionaries (92 minutes down to 60) on the PBS site for free! (Note that I’m not sure if people outside the USA can see it or not. Update: US-only. Sorry!) The Revisionaries is about the terrifying conservative fundamentalists on the Texas State Board of Education and how they tried to revise science and history in ord... »

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