Skepticism

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    Super Sourdough – a Book Review

    Back in January my wife received a gift from Scandinavia. A sourdough starter from an actual Copenhagen bakery, smuggled in by a brave friend. I assume it counts as smuggling. I’m not actually finding anything about the legality of bringing sourdough starters into the US, but some sourdough aficionados are giving advice online on how to make sure your starter…

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    Local Nonprofits Are Also Hurting Because of COVID-19

    Since almost everywhere is closed due to COVID-19, that means that those places aren’t getting the revenue needed to continue operations once quarantine and social distancing mandates are lifted. This includes local non-profits. Realizing this, I asked our writers here at Skepchick to suggest some local nonprofits to donate to. Hopefully, this will allow these places to thrive when the…

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  • Photo of How 3D Printers Can Help — And How They Can’t

    How 3D Printers Can Help — And How They Can’t

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Doing nothing is really, really hard. For awhile I thought this was unique to me, but I’ve come to realize that loads of people are just like me. If something is wrong, I want to fix it by doing…

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  • Photo of How to Spot Bad Science about COVID-19

    How to Spot Bad Science about COVID-19

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last week someone asked me if I’d consider doing a video on how to read a science paper. I thought that was a great idea, and made a note to record something for this week. A few days later,…

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    Step Away From Your Z-Pack…

      Our president is going to get people killed. I don’t say this lightly. His actions today fall nothing short of reckless. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted: ….be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE! @US_FDA @SteveFDA @CDCgov @DHSgov — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020 Yes, calling for the FDA to act…

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    Proof That the End Times Are Nigh…

    .My darling husband Strange and I have been “social distancing” since Friday. That’s six days of total marital togetherness. We’re surviving pretty well. To be honest, I think every American should be given one free month of social distancing to be used in leap years going forward. Imagine how awesome this could be if everyone had been prepared for it?…

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  • Photo of The REAL Reason We Ran Out of N-95 Masks

    The REAL Reason We Ran Out of N-95 Masks

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Let’s talk about panic buying. Yeah, I know I’m generally a voice of reason, but even I am not immune to covid-19-inspired anxiety shopping. For instance, a few days ago I bought a dozen Cadbury Creme Eggs. Now I…

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  • Photo of Televangelist Offers to Cure You with Silver, not Prayer

    Televangelist Offers to Cure You with Silver, not Prayer

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: God, I’m so tired of talking about, reading about, and thinking about COVID-19. I know, let’s do a video mocking some good old-fashioned skeptic-bait: televangelists! Let’s see, how about good old Jim Bakker? Remember back in 1987 when the…

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