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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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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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Not All Cops.

Yesterday a grand jury decided that the only person indicted in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man choked to death in broad daylight in New York City, …

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