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Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Sunday Funny: xkcd explains free speech Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time Elizabeth reviews the 2002 novel by Barbara Hambly. What It Means to be a Woman in Nerd Culture: The Mary Sue Alice explains what bugs her about the Mary Sue trope. Don’t Worry, You’ll Change Your Mind: Making Life Decisions Young Olivia discusses the implicit sexism and ageism in telling a young... »

Is Mercury in Retrograde AGAIN?!

Is Mercury in Retrograde AGAIN?!

Computer giving you trouble? Must be Mercury in retrograde. Or at least that’s what SO many people say, jokingly or otherwise, when some piece of technology is going haywire. How did this bit of astrology make its way into our modern technological discussions? »

ICYMI: Harry Potter, Ms. Marvel, Evolution Debate, and the First Gynecologist

ICYMI: Harry Potter, Ms. Marvel, Evolution Debate, and the First Gynecologist

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 85: Losing My Mechanical Energy Mindy discusses mechanical energy in damped oscillations. Medication: Remember to Ask Questions Olivia knows from personal experience the importance of getting complete information about medications. Hope for the Aftermath of the Creation “Museum” Fundraiser Debate Even though Ken Ham used the evolution debate as... »

The Worst Thing Brian Dunning Has Done for Skepticism

The Worst Thing Brian Dunning Has Done for Skepticism

Brian Dunning is fairly prominent amongst skeptics for his podcast, Skeptoid. He’s prominent amongst FBI agents for his conviction for wire fraud. (The case has been ongoing since 2011, but Dunning’s sentencing is April 28, 2014.) For those who are unfamiliar with the skeptical community, it is based in large part on exposing frauds, so this criminal’s continued popularity with s... »

ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

ICYMI: Mathematical Mystery, Street Harassment, Dragons, and Abortion. All Sans Michael Stipe.

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Does the Sum of All Natural Numbers Equal -1/12? Avery explains some of the mathematical mystery behind this weird result. Young People and Activism, MLK and CeCe McDonald Young activists can learn a lot from Martin Luther King, Jr. The Lessons of Success Olivia argues that we can learn just as much from our successes as from our mistakes. Mad Art Lab You Are Your Ge... »

ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 79: That’s So Derivative Mindy continues learning about simple harmonic motion, with a brief calculus review. Skepticism as Survival It doesn’t fix everything, but skepticism has been a powerful tool in Grimalkin’s fight against depression. The Implications of Santa’s Race By pitting White Santa vs Black Santa, we’re ignoring ... »

Hi! I’m Olivia

Hi! I’m Olivia

Why hello dear readers! My name is Olivia and I am fresh to adulthood. Or at least if we’re looking strictly at my Skepchick life I am. I’ve been writing over at Teen Skepchick for about three years now, but as a 22 year old I was starting to get a little out of the age range for teen. And so here I am, now a fully fledged Skepchick! Huzzah! If you haven’t been following my work over in teenland, ... »

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... »

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