Skepticism

Neurodiversity Is Not A Get Out Of Jail Free Card

“How do you know that question isn’t hard for him? He has autism. He might not understand racism.” “People with BPD can’t help being manipulative. That’s why I’d never date …

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It’s the Sundaylies! Cyanobacteria and Anna Zakrisson, Talking to Your Kids about Terrorism, Using Disability as an Excuse for Racism

Sunday Funny: To hell with you, demon! (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast #35 — Macabre Suite in the Bronx and Other Sad Tales The Mad …

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Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: The Skeptic’s Secret

Originally published on May 24, 2013. We’ve had a lot of discussions of privilege lately, and I’ve noticed that whenever the topic comes up, whether the focus is on race, …

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The Uncensorship Project: Abortion Edition

TW: Hate speech (esp. racism and misogyny), death threats, and other violent rhetoric. It will surprise no one that Rebecca Watson’s “Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You Fucking …

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Stick to the Science! Or, Why I am Deeply Annoyed at Some Fellow Astronomers

All too often when a public (or semi-public) discourse involves many facets of a problem, someone is going to make a point to tell scientists to “stick to the science!” …

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Skepticism

Your Guide to the Worst Anti-Racism Campaign Ever

You may have about a week ago about Starbucks amazing new plan to deal with race problems in America. It’s called “Race Together” and involves a barista writing those words …

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Activism

On Madison, Tony Robinson, and White Liberal Defensiveness

Last weekend Tony Robinson, 19, was shot five times by a police officer and killed. This happened just blocks from where I live. The last week has been a flurry …

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Skepticism

Yes Virginia, There is Evidence of Bias

Skepticland is a place where Science and Studies are all important. Anecdotal evidence? Bah! Not important. Especially when it comes to questions of human behavior, people want proof. This is …

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