creativity

ICYMI: January 20 – January 26 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 20 – January 26 on the Skepchick Network

I see you there. It’s OK. You don’t have to hide. I’ve got some sa-weet Skepchick Network posts for you. So come on in. This blog’s for you. Teen Skepchick Stereotypes, Stereotypes Everywhere! Eddy just discovered websites that focus on “games for girls” and he’s a little appalled. Science Says… Ine warns about relying too much on popular representat... »

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AI: Novels and Imagination

It’s November, which is NaNoWriMo time. Or, for those not hip to the lingo, National Novel Writing Month.  The goal is to finish a 50,000-word novel by 11:59:59 PM on November 30.  Someday I would like to write a novel…but I got nothing right now.  I love sci-fi, and mysteries, and things like Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, which fall into a category called Urban Fantasy. And I rea... »

The Superstition of Creativity

In yet another episode of what is appearing to be a rash of fluffy, credulous Radiolab podcasts (the latest of which was brilliantly pulled apart by Carrie over at Skepchick, among others glorifying a guy who sold his own hookworms on the internet for medical purposes and a long wishy-washy analysis of a bible verse), the usually fantastic truth-seeking duo of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich set t... »