“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”
I was recently and publicly called a “fat hater” on Facebook by someone I know. It was in response to an article I wrote for Discovery News about a rhyming children’s book
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From "The Art of Manliness"
Part One: On Engagement Rings
After months of discussion my partner and I came to the conclusion that a legal partnership would greatly benefit us and our goals. Some research demonstrated that a domestic partnership offers little in terms of legal rights or status as a couple, and seems mostly
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I’ve written previously about how difficult and also how important it is to apply critical thinking to parenting. There are myriad internal and external pressures to be a “perfect” parent, and the criteria for perfection varies across different social groups. Parents can bond or bicker over all kinds of emotionally-charged issues: how to
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Boobquake. The largest natural disaster to shake the willies out of the internet since it was created, thus triggering the voyages of the Star Trek, Jen McCreight. In her voyages, though, she’s found that people like to discuss boobs and they like boobquake because it gives them the opportunity to discuss boobs. This was all
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Figure 1: The bottom of the Indian Ocean as it actually is, showing no sign of sunken continent.
It is a lost land under the waves. It is an Atlantis of the Indian Ocean whose existence was based on science. A land whose name comes from the relentless ghost of Roman mythology and whose
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If you missed the previously featured interview with Donna Mugavero on SheThought, head to Ms Information – Communicating the Message in the Skeptiverse, by Sharon Hill.
“If there’s a problem you can always rely
On one smart cookie with the masterful eye
No type of problem has a chance to slip by
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I am very excited to link to an article by Granite State Skeptic Dale Roy, a new voice in skepticism!! She has clearly been thinking about the issue of feminism, skepticism, and sexism a lot, and has some very interesting points to make.
I have been pushed! Pushed to write my thoughts on feminism. For
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In April 2010, I wrote a blog post about when to try new things and not to pursue them. I described how I chose not to follow through on an audition for a TV show called Miracle Detectives. They were looking for a woman with a strong presence to serve as the rational/skeptical
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Not Related to Story, Just Awesome Pic of UFO and Cows
I like to take my time with answers and get a lot of input. Even so I always go with “This is what we think it might be. However, can you give me more information? Also, I’d like to assure you that while
Continue reading Where There’s Smoke, There MIGHT Be Fire – But What KIND?