Now that the Olympics are over, I can stop pretending like I want to get in shape. Which means that I can sit in front of my computer reading blog posts guilt-free. And you – yes, you! – get the benefit, dear readers, because I have compiled a list of some of the best stuff you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. It’s hard work, but I do it for you.
Birthday Presents? How Pagan of You.
Xe’nedra explores the origin of the birthday present.
Olympics: EPO and the Science of Doping
Eddy explains why increasing your red blood cell count is an athletic advantage.
A Teen Skepchick Exclusive! Sasquatch answers your personal queries.
Atheist Film Festival on Mutiny Radio
Listen to Anne S discuss atheism on The Mutiny Rodeo!
Genetics in Game of Thrones: “The Seed is Strong”
A guest post by Elizabeth Finn which infuses some biology into the genetic mysteries in “Game of Thrones.”
Some Videos for Your Perusal
Smashley helps you procrastinate with these videos about synesthesia, James Bond, and sound.
Speaking Out Against Hate Directed at Women: Carlos Alfredo Diaz (en español)
Cross-posting in Spanish of Amy’s great series.
AI: Reactions to Street Prosthelytizing
How do you handle street preachers?
AI: News Media
Where do you get your news?
Deceased Novelist’s Writing Impoverished by Spinsterhood
Maeve Binchy’s writing would have been better if she’d had kids? Yessenia takes down this sexist assertion.
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