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Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

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Science Sunday: With Liberty and Internet Access for All
Elizabeth discusses the importance of the “open wireless” movement.

DBT Skills: Mindfulness
Olivia continues her series on DBT skills.

Assassins Can’t Be Women?
Eddy discusses the sexism behind Assassin’s Creed approach to female characters.

Mad Art Lab

Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice
Elizabeth has thoughts on the “nature vs. nurture” debate.

The Ghost of Evolution, or Why We Still Have Avocados + Guacamole!
Learn about avocado evolution over a nice bowl of guac.

Logophile Tuesday: A Face in Need of a Fist
There are a lot of words in the English language, but it’s still hard to express certain concepts.


Introduction to Pseudoscience: Urine Therapy (en español)
Elara explains what proponents of this pseudotherapy say it does and what urine actually does.

Quantum Physics Explained (en español)
Bruno tells us what quantum physics is and what it isn’t.


Hello San Francisco
Vince describes a recent trip to The Castro.

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup
Ser reflects on the intersections of queerness and The World Cup.

School of Doubt

Bachelor’s Degree Makeover
Apostrophobia wonders just what an undergraduate degree should entail.

The Hockey–Football–Grammar Connection
Jennifer realizes that English collective nouns are super weird.

Does Parnassus Need a Funicular?
Are American PhD programs just too darn long?

Grounded Parents

Good, Kindhearted Parents are Pro-GMO
Kavin goes into the privilege behind people who are anti-GMO.

9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child
Em tears apart two popular listicles about the differences between raising boys versus girls.

Parenting With Mental Illness
Jay talks about his mental illness and how it has affected his parenting. He found a journal entry that he made of a mental breakdown he had in front of his kids, before he was diagnosed with his illness.

Featured image credit: Blaise Alleyne via Flickr


Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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One Comment

  1. In response to the Mad Art Lab piece on nature and nurture, I’d like to ask Elizabeth the following. Suppose you know an individual with Down Syndrome with cognitive and behavioral deficits secondary to Trisomy 21 ie. due to genetics. Regardless of that individual’s genetic make-up would you not treat him/her as an equal? I too am quite skeptical of the genetic claims in evolutionary psychology, twin studies, sociobiology, etc….but it is a fallacy to make the claim that just because we prove that a cognitive trait has a strong genetic basis that this will lead to discrimination and a slippery slope to the gas chambers.

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