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  • Quickies

    New Year, New Quickies

    Hello, fine readers! It is safe to say that the Fall 2020 semester absolutely kicked my ass in all the worst ways. After a bit of recovery time, I think I’m ready to take on 2021. That includes getting back to my weekly quickies here! So, in the spirit of the holiday, I’ve picked some retrospectives and big-picture items that…

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    Quickies: Civility and protest in the face of challenges to our democracy…

    It’s Friday, and today, I have some longer, more thoughtful reads bookmarked for the quickies. Civility is Overrated – at The Atlantic, Adam Serwer digs into the history of how Reconstruction failed Black Americans and how the false veneer of political civility has often masked rampant oppression and violence in this country. “The true threat to America is not an…

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  • ActivismConspiracy

    #KavinTruthers: GMO Opponents Connect me to Koch Brothers, Question My Identity

    My regular readers know that I’ve been accused of a diverse litany of wrongdoing by the anti-biotech camp. I’ve been called a shill by internet users far and wide, and a hate group spokesperson by none other than Vani Hari herself. I’ve even been deemed a “fake mom,” because apparently no real mother would knowingly feed her children genetically engineered…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: February 24 – March 2 on the Skepchick Network

    Ahoy, Skepchick readers! It is yet another big week for the ICYMI because, yet again, we have a NEW SISTER SITE. Welcome School of Doubt, a skeptical blog especially for teachers. Drop in and say hello! Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Otter Penises What’s causing the otter penis bone to shrink? National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Olivia shares how her friends…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: August 26 – September 1 on the Skepchick Network

    I have taken time out of my lazy Labor Day weekend to put together this list of sweet, sweet Skepchick Network posts. Just for you. I think you’ll like it. Teen Skepchick Responsibility…s? Olivia discusses what we mean when we say someone has a responsibility. Dear Sasquatch: Ouija Boards The omniscient Sasquatch explains how Ouija boards work. Systems Thinking Part…

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