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    Cross-Post: Losing My Religion: A Review of The Gluten Lie

    Editor’s Note: This cross-post originally appeared on Grounded Parents and is written by Jenny Splitter ***** Two topics always seem to inspire a robust conversation on my Facebook feed — diet and religion. I’m conflicted on both topics — I’m an atheist Jew who has, at various times, eaten clean, low fat, carb free and out of a garbage can (that…

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  • Activism

    But It’s Just Semantics!

    I have a confession to make. Not only was I not a STEM major, I was one of those dreaded students of philosophy. In fact, though I double-majored in English, I identified solely as a philosophy major whenever I could get away with it. While philosophy has many problems, from its lack of growth in female representation to its whiteness,…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: February 3 – February 9 on the Skepchick Network

    There you are! I’m so glad you made it! You don’t even know what you missed last week. You. Don’t. Even. Know. So I made this list of highlights for you. It’s just one of the many services I provide the only service I provide here at Skepchick. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Diversity of Eyes Time to prep your rods…

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  • Conversation with a Spiritualist

    I am an atheist. I can say it here. I can say it to other atheists. But can I stand up for myself to a believer? Not quite yet. I’m pretty sure PS knows I’m an atheist, but I can’t seem to admit it in conversation yet. Instead, I say, “an atheist would think…’ or “They tend to say…” We…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition 9/24

    Today I’d like to try a philosophical question and see how it goes:  Is compassion a virtue? The answer might seem obvious at first, but a little reflection exposes some possible flaws.  Many philosophers have been skeptical about compassion, as evidenced by this article. Some of the criticisms include: Compassion is an emotion.  Can an emotion be a virtue? Is it true that…

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