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  • Skepticism

    Mental Illness Belongs In Schools

    Schools are expected to do a lot of things for kids. We see them as a place to educate kids to be responsible citizens, to prepare them for college or to be able to get a job, to help them learn social skills, and even to give them a foundation for living healthy lives. Tall orders, certainly, but there does…

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  • Activism

    The Atheist Academic XV: Save Yourself

    Originally posted on School of Doubt :) For me, the most haunting part was the 911 call from Columbine. For five minutes, a terrified adult in charge of students simpered on the phone, alternately screaming at students to hide underneath tables in the library. For five minutes, students held back their instinct and stayed put. And then, you could hear…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: August 4 – August 10 on the Skepchick Network

    ‘Sup. Monday, amirite? (I am right.) Fix those blues with a dose of Skepchick Network awesome. Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria Xe’nedra shares here experiment with UV light. Suspension of Disbelief: Pacific Rim Lauren’s flatmate dragged her to Pacific Rim, and she’s glad he did. You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock Xe’nedra celebrates National Women’s…

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  • Guest Bloggers

    The Atheist Academic VI: Where You Should Put Your Penis

    Originally posted on School of Doubt — you can read The Atheist Academic columns on Saturday mornings, usually.  Back in college, I was a volunteer rape crisis counselor. I had months of training, and I was on call for a few days a month. Basically, if a person (almost always a woman)  was sexually assaulted and went to the hospital, I…

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  • Activism
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    Science Blog Challenge!

    If you didn’t hear about it, there is a Blogger Challenge for DonorsChoose.org: “DonorsChoose.org is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists,…

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