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Skepchick Sundaylies: Climate Change Bummer, the Second Temple, Summer Vacation, and GMOs

Skepchick Sundaylies: Climate Change Bummer, the Second Temple, Summer Vacation, and GMOs

Sunday Funny: Everything at Manfeels Park Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 102: Reflections Mindy learns more and more about mechanical waves, like what happens when they bounce off a barrier Mad Art Lab A Web, Not a Road: The Anthropology of Margaret Mead Dale writes, “There is hardly a name in science more encrusted with bad faith generalizations and well-meaning but ahistorical h... »

ICYMI: August 18 – August 24 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: August 18 – August 24 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The ‘Schism’ in Skepticism A smaller skeptics movement sans misogynists is OK with Lux. Suspension of Disbelief: The World’s End Eddy reviews the last installment of Simon Pegg’s and Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto trilogy.’ Speak Your Mind: Art Class How does doing art feed your academics? Mad Art Lab A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography vs. Cinemat... »

ICYMI: June 2 – June 8 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: June 2 – June 8 on the Skepchick Network

Got a case of the Mondays? Check out these Skepchick Network posts. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 51: Pipe Dreams Mindy continues her quest for physics knowledge with an explanation of torque. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to the DSM) Olivia summaries the changes to the DSM, for those who are interested. The Risk of Honesty Olivia knows that if potential employers were to find her writing she&#... »

Skepchick Book Club: Because I Said So!

Skepchick Book Club: Because I Said So!

Note: Information about next month’s Book Club is at the bottom of this thread. Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! Normally, you would need to have read a book to participate in the thread, but because this book was about researching the actual facts behind the”myths, tales, and warnings every generation passes down to its kids” (e.g. the 10% brain usage myth), please share... »

Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

Cross-posted at Queereka. A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in my mouth for a number of reasons. Aside from what I feel is a gross misrepresentation of various criticisms of Michael Shermer (which I will leave to Ophelia and PZ to deal with as they see fit), the bulk of my ... »

ICYMI: January 27 – February 2 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 27 – February 2 on the Skepchick Network

Howdy, Skepchick-ers. Hang on to your hats, because you’re going to blown away by what I’ve got in store for you today. BLOWN. AWAY. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: The Diversity of Animal Sex Animals copulate in a variety of ways. Ine teaches us about a few. Oscillo: Old Mistakes, Modern Myths Kate warns you not to fall for this bogus flu cure. Giant Eagles – Could Gandalf’... »

ICYMI: January 6 – January 12 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: January 6 – January 12 on the Skepchick Network

Hello! It’s a new week, so it’s time to get going. Catch up on all the awesomeness you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Think about how good crossing that off your to-do list will feel… »

ICYMI: December 30 – January 5 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 30 – January 5 on the Skepchick Network

Well hello, everyone! I see you survived New Year’s Eve more or less in one piece, and I could not be happier. Now that your week-long hangover has subsided, you can catch up on what you missed on the Skepchick Network. »

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