In Case You Missed It: September 25-October 1 on the Skepchick Network

Good Monday, you amazing and beautiful Skepchick readers! How was your weekend? It’s OVER, that’s how it was. Get back into the swing of things by checking out happened on Mad Art Lab, Teen Skepchick, Skepchick SE and Escéptica last week!

Mad Art Lab

AI: The Holy Virgin Mary
What is your skeptical take on a work of art?

Average Looking
What do Michael J. Fox, Colin Firth, Elijah Wood and Jason Bateman have in common? Steve D explains.

Citizen Scientry
Maki expounds on the “treasure hunt” that is citizen science.

Teen Skepchick

Modern Mythology: Welcome to the Gum Show
Does gum stay in your stomach for seven years?

Suspension of Disbelief: Fright Night
Katie reviews the Fright Night remake.

Happy Banned Books Week!
Ali Marie celebrates Banned Books Week by recounting some banned classics.

Skepchick SE

Brocken: The Next Generation (på svenska)
Technicolor explains how women are harmed by witch accusations in Africa.


AI: Is organized skepticism a “man thing”? (en español)
Daurmith wants to know why women skeptics don’t participate more.

Neutrinos and speed (en español)
Daurmith explains, in simple terms, what the CERN announcement means and what is likely to happen next.

Famous Dead Mormons (en español)
With the help of a thing called baptism of the dead, some well intentioned Mormons (or hilarious pranksters) have posthumously converted to Mormonism an interesting list of people, including Napoleon, George Carlin, Torquemada, Vlad the impaler and Carl Sagan.

Featured image credit: Wikimedia Commons


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  1. Yay! Mormon baptisms for the dead! That never gets old. If those guys ever want to pass themselves off as, oh I don’t know, not a cult, that’s one of the first things that needs to go on the chopping block.

    1. If Mormons are busy with their baptisms for the dead, then it means less of them are on the streets proselytizing.

      1. Wish that were true, but unfortunately it isn’t. Those of missionary age (generally 19-21 for males, 21-24 or so for females) are all sent out to knock on doors. The rest of the faithful are free to be dunked for the dead.

  2. So regarding that “gum in your stomach for 7 years” thing, while I don’t believe that, I have had a number of people try to tell me that things stay in your gut, that your stomach and intestines are spongy and can hold on to materials for a long time. I don’t buy this, but what is the real story? Fucking digestive system, how does it work?

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