CryptozoologyInterviews

Interview with Sasquatch, Part 2

This is the continuation of our interview with Sasquatch. (Part 1 is here.) In this segment, Sasquatch gives us the lowdown on his beauty routine, from waxing to his favorite shampoo, plus his encounters with Nessie and aliens, his appearances on Doctor Who, and cooking tips for eating your dead …

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CryptozoologyInterviews

Interview with Sasquatch, Part 1

After much pursuing, cajoling, and extortion, we finally got Sasquatch to agree to an interview, which we conducted several weeks ago. He enjoyed it so much that he agreed to write a regular column for us, Dear Sasquatch. In part 1 of our interview, he explains why he’s always blurry …

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FeminismInterviewsPoliticsReligion and Spirituality

TS Interviews—Dead Freethinkers’ Edition: Ernestine Rose

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing scientists, skeptics, and freethinkers about life, the universe, and everything. Ernestine Rose (1810–1892) was one of the most powerful voices for women’s rights in the nineteenth century. She was a freethinking feminist atheist from …

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Alternative MedicineModern Mythology

Modern Mythology: 8 to 10 Glasses of Water a Day

Health and diet websites and books, not to mention endless email forwards, tout many unproved (and some downright erroneous) health benefits of water. Some of these are easy to be skeptical of, such as the claim that drinking two glasses of water in the morning “activates” the internal organs. As …

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Alternative MedicineCryptozoologyDear Sasquatch

Dear Sasquatch: Juice Fast

Dear Sasquatch: My friend is trying to talk me into trying a juice fast diet. She lost like seven pounds on it, and she says it also removes toxins. Should I try it? Does it really work? Harper W.

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Dear SasquatchParanormal

Dear Sasquatch

Dear Sasquatch: My sister thinks our apartment is haunted. More than once, she’s woken up to some kind of presence in her bedroom. Sometimes, she said, the ghosts would hold her down so she couldn’t move her legs and arms. As she goes to sleep, she hears whispering in her …

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InterviewsScience

TS Interviews—Dead Scientist Edition: Rosalind Franklin

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything. Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958) is known best for capturing the x-ray image of DNA that James Watson and Francis Crick used in their model of the …

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Skepticism

Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies

I have several go-to sites as references for logical fallacies, but I often have to spend some time finding the exact one I’m looking for. It doesn’t help that so many fallacies go by various aliases, so I don’t always know which name a particular site is choosing to use. …

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