• Skepticism

    Norwegian conspiracy theorist dies with COVID

    Yes, I wrote “with” COVID. 60-year old Hans Kristian Gaarder had not been receiving medical treatment before his death and the positive COVID-test was done post mortem. The news do report him having symptoms for one to two weeks before dying on April 6., but as an absolute skeptic about the role of the health care system in “creating” this…

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    Inauguration and Vaccine Quickies

    Happy Inauguration Week, US friends! I hope you took a little time to take a breath before getting right back to work. Amanda Gorman. Amanda. Gorman. I didn’t know the inauguration could be “won” but she won it. Like many others, I greatly enjoyed the fashion choices, particularly Dr. Biden’s sparkly blue coat that is from a clothing line named…

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    7 Ways Anti-Vaxxers Are Worse than You Ever Could Have Imagined

    I wrote the other day about how most parents that are not vaccinating are not senseless or stupid; They are just parents who have anxieties around vaccines and are not sure of whether it is the best choice for their child. Sure, some of their beliefs about vaccines may be unfounded in science, but they are trying to do what is…

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  • Anti-Science

    SoD Cross-post: Anti-vax “prof” ignites scandal at Queen’s U

    This post was originally published on School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below. This week the Principal and Provost of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario publicly acknowledged student complaints that an instructor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies was promoting anti-vaccine materials in a basic health class. The instructor in question, Melody Torcolacci, is reported…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies! Women Ruin Everything, The Brain Thief, and Anti-Vax Parents

    Sunday Funny: Right Angles (via Tree Lobsters) Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 127: Kinetic-Molecular Model of Ideal Gases, Part 2 Mindy continues trying to parse the kinetic-molecular model of idea gases. The Not So Beautiful Game, Step 9: In Which Our Narrator Blames Everything on a Woman and is Horrified by Mental Illness In which women are girls who…

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