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  • Old Fathers’ Tales

    Last weekend I witnessed a couple with a newborn baby standing around a fountain. A precocious little girl of 5 or thereabouts approached the couple, she was infatuated with the baby. The fountain was hardly the Trevi Fountain (No, the photo below isn’t the Venetian in Vegas), but soon the fellow gave the little girl a nickel and instructed her…

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  • Comment O’ The Week!

    It’s all about you, beloved Skepchick commenters! Sam’s Belief post has thus far inspired dozens of top-quality responses. Some were profound, some where funny, and this one was both: RMPink // Mar 19, 2008 at 5:55 pm I believe that I can take on at least 25 5-year old children at once in a battle to the death. Well done,…

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  • Calling All Magicians…

    As there’s a fair amount of crossover between magic and skepticism, this might be of interest to a few folks. Richard Wiseman (of Quirkology fame) is currently conducting a study into paranormal belief and magicians. If you consider yourself a magician, professional or amateur, or know someone who is, and can spare a couple of minutes for a few questions,…

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