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ICYMI: November 24 – November 30 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: November 24 – November 30 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 75: Physics and Biology! Living Together! In Space! Mindy explores what apparent weightlessness is and what happens to the human body in sustained weightlessness. Suspension of Disbelief: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire Olivia reviews the second installment of the Hungar Games franchise. Mad Art Lab Sagan Day 2013 Repost – We All Live on a Tiny Blue ... »

ICYMI: October 20 – October 26 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: October 20 – October 26 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Science Genius: Hip Hop Remixes Science There’s a new pilot program using hip hop to teach science. What do you think? The Physics Philes, lesson 70: Gravity. It’s the Law! The first of many posts on gravity, undeniably the best fundamental force. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: You’re Not Healthy Enough, AKA The Mike Adams Eddy argues that just telling sick people ... »

ICYMI: August 25 – August 31 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: August 25 – August 31 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 62: Spin Cycle Mindy eats crow and does some physics. GISHWHES! Olivia puts all the world’s horribleness to the side and goes on the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World has Ever Seen. The Narnia Dilemma Zhanpei loves the Narnia books. But she recognizes that they are, in many ways, problematic. Mad Art Lab Oooh, You Just Got Burned, Part ... »

Why Did Almost All Answers on Quora Make My Head Explode? (Part Last)

Why Did Almost All Answers on Quora Make My Head Explode? (Part Last)

Welcome to the final installment of “WTF is wrong with you, Slate? Why are you posting this crap?” If you haven’t already, you may want to read parts one and two. Let’s get right into the last three paragraphs of Dan’s answer. We (and I’m a passionate gender egalitarian) may want to say it was because of “those prejudiced men who kept women down!” but that’s just a bit too ... »

ICYMI: August 11 – August 17 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: August 11 – August 17 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Even Teens are Paying Attention to Gluten, Nowadays The misunderstanding of gluten has trickled down to the teenage set, it seems. It’s Just a Phase The thoughts and experiences of someone should not be dismissed out of hand simply because that someone is a teenager. CIA Finally Admits Existence of Area 51 – Let’s Talk Ad Hoc Christian explains how conspiracy theor... »

ICYMI: July 21-July 27 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: July 21-July 27 on the Skepchick Network

Hello! I have exciting news. We’ve added a new Skepchick site! Well, OK. It has been around for a bit, but now it’s better! Let me re-introduce Skepchick Events! They aren’t just about promotional posts anymore. They live blog events and publish some kick ass interviews, so you should totally start checking them out on the reg. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 58: More o... »

I’m a Lawyer, but I’m Going Back to School Anyway. Here’s Why.

I’m a Lawyer, but I’m Going Back to School Anyway. Here’s Why.

I’m going back to school in five weeks. If you’ll allow me a few moments of narcissism and self-indulgence, I’d like to tell you why. I’m a lawyer. Technically, in that I passed the bar exam and pay mad scrilla to keep my license current. But I don’t practice. I never wanted to. Most people don’t understand that. Suffice it to say that a legal education teaches ... »

I Blank Science

I Blank Science

Twitter is a fascinating look at the current discussion around the world, or at least some segment of it, on just about any given topic. Today, thanks to Zen Faulkes, I came across a little site comparing the phrases “I love science” and “I hate science” on Twitter, and it told me something very, very interesting. »

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