Religion and Spirituality

The Effect of Education on Religion

While searching for a current event for one of my teaching courses, I came across “Losing My Religion” from the New York Times. Miles Kimball, a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, teamed up with a few colleagues and tracked roughly 26,000 American students for six years, noting …

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Skepticism

Choosing a College Major.

Yesterday, Chelsea wrote a great post on the main Skepchick blog about higher education, explaining her choice of major and asking readers if they’d switched majors in college. I’m a junior in college majoring in literature with an 8-12 ELA teaching certification, but I’m beginning to feel those slight pangs …

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An Evening of Physics on The Colbert Report!

For those of you who aren’t rabid Colbert junkies like myself, I’ll have you know that this past Wednesday, October 28, 2009 laid claim to an absolutely fantastic episode of The Colbert Report that everyone should see. The show fires up with a 9-minute discussion of healthcare before spending the …

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Positive Thinking On The Daily Show

The Daily Show’s guest for Wednesday, October 14, 2009 was Barbara Ehrenreich, who was on to discuss her latest book, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. She talks about how many people in America perceive successes or failures due to positive or negative thinking, respectively. …

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Skepticism

Macbeth Directed by Teller and Aaron Posner!

Elles has been hassling me recently—okay, she sent two messages and asked very nicely!—about posting to Teen Skepchick, and who am I to refuse a request? I posted recently about this at my blog (I don’t do comments, but @kf me on Twitter!), but I’m not a fan of cross-posting. …

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Science

Charles Darwin Is on the Back of the £10 Note?

Since when did this happen? Why did no one inform me? I spotted this on a Tumblr blog and at first felt a bit bad for not knowing that Charles Darwin was on the back of the £10 note. But, not long after my guilt trip commenced, a 25-year-old from …

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Religion and Spirituality

Native American Family Fights Against Hair Length Rules

I was sitting in the library the other day, felt the urge to read an actual, ink-on-paper version of The Houston Chronicle and came across a story about boy who is being disallowed from being enrolled in Needville ISD because of his long hair, which is associated with his family’s …

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Howdy, Y'all

Howdy. I’m Katherine, and I figure that I should introduce myself before truly posting anything. So, here goes… One of the key things to know about me is that I’m a born-and-raised Houstonian, which means that saying, “Howdy!” is completely within my rights as a Texan. Of course, that’s not …

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