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    ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

    On your mark! Get set!  GO READ ALL THE SKEPCHICK NETWORK AWESOME! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 48: Physicists Make Weird Things for Science Mindy draws a weird picture in the name of physics, and also talks tries to explain moment of inertia. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be Eddy muses on the concept of hell. Speak You…

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  • Skepticism

    Lindy West Doesn’t Cry Anymore

    Lindy West is amazing. If you’re not reading everything she writes every day all the time, then it’s time you start. Because one day you’re going to die and that day you’ll be sitting there, on the autopsy table, and the ME is going to be like “[Your Name] died from a lack of reading the smartest and funniest woman…

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  • Holy Shtit.

    Sorry, that’s “shtetl,” not “shtit.” NY Mag just published a fascinating look at one woman’s struggle to escape a Jewish cult called Satmar Hasidim from Kiryas Joel in the Catskills — it’s a story that reads as though it’s coming from a fundamentalist Muslim community in the MidEast. In addition to having no access to the outside world by way…

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