Afternoon Inquisition

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    ICYMI: June 30 – July 6 on the Skepchick Network

    I know, I know. I got this post up late. I’m sorry. I know you were lost without me. But I got back from SkepchickCON at 2:00 in the morning, and I was so very tired. But fear not! I’m here now, awake and refreshed and ready to provide you with the Skepchick sister sight nourishment you need. Teen Skepchick…

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    ICYMI: June 2 – June 8 on the Skepchick Network

    Got a case of the Mondays? Check out these Skepchick Network posts. Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 51: Pipe Dreams Mindy continues her quest for physics knowledge with an explanation of torque. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to the DSM) Olivia summaries the changes to the DSM, for those who are interested. The Risk of Honesty Olivia knows that if potential employers were…

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  • 5.20 Afternoon Inquisition

    Today’s A.I. comes to us courtesy of last week’s Comment o’ the Week winner, PinkBunny: My husband has worked in health care for a number of years now. As a result we have quite the collection of medical instruments and various implants. All of them were obtained in legal ways. They were damaged, outdated or otherwise unusable. I think a…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition 2.21

    On my way home from errands today, I saw a pair of bald eagles. This isn’t unusual around here, as they’ve really been thriving over the past few years. In fact, in Red Wing, where I’ve been working, it isn’t unheard of for me to spot a dozen in one day. No matter how ubiquitous they’re becoming, I’m still completely…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition 1.17

    Rebecca’s experience in a coffee shop last week has us talking about gender once again, and it got me thinking about societal norms and prescribed roles and all that good stuff. To what extent do you meet society’s expectations for your gender? Do you feel this has had an effect on your life, socially or otherwise?

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  • Afternoon Inquisition, 10.3

    A return to our skeptical roots with today’s Afternoon Inquisition, I think: There’s a whole lot of woo out there.  From Bigfoot to Creationism, we skeptics are busy!  So, my question to you is: Are there certain issues out there that aren’t worth our time? Are we wasting energy on minor issues when we should focus on the more harmful…

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