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Religion, Memes and Circular Logic: How Religion Invades People’s Minds

A theme that often comes up in religious debates — often with fellow non believers of some stripe and practically never with traditionalists or mainstream believers — is the idea that religion isn’t really harmful. Furthermore, there is the idea that religion isn’t really what motivates people. In this view, religion does …

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Environment

Green with Skepticism: Vegetarianism

As of January 1, 2012 I have been a vegetarian. It originally started as a way to support my significant other, who really wants to be a vegetarian, but I’m the cook so he was often tempted by the glorious smell of bacon or steak….. But since then I have …

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EnvironmentFeminism

I May Never Want Kids

I grew up in a pretty stereotypical small town. If I hadn’t moved I’d probably already be pregnant (I really am the last girl of my graduating class to be looking at pregnancy). In small towns that’s what people do – you have a family and most other things in …

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EnvironmentGuest Posts

Guest Post: In Two Boxes at Once

A guest post by Lizzy Hiatt: Very few of us fit into neat little boxes. That has to be one of the best parts of being human. For example, I like hipster-ish folk music and Rihanna, and generally I don’t really try to puzzle out what this means about me. …

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EnvironmentSuspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: The Lorax

Suspension of Disbelief is a weekly feature, in which we review movies, books, TV shows, and other popular culture for the skeptical teen. Despite my rage about the Lorax being used to sell Mazdas…after I calmed down a little I went and saw the movie… I couldn’t resist it. I’m …

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EnvironmentMedia Skepticism

The Lorax Sells Cars

I was a little apprehensive about The Lorax coming to the big screen. I knew it would come with a slew of toys, figurines and other plastic, made-in-China, throwaway paraphernalia. I was not, however, prepared for it to be used by a car company to sell cars as being “Truffala Tree …

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Environment

Green with Skepticism: Climate Change Denial

Climate change is a really serious problem – unfortunately there are a lot of people looking to deny climate change.

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Environment

Green With Skepticism: Top 3 Uncritical Pet Peeves

This is my first (of hopefully many!) environmental posts from a skeptics perspective. My education has been entirely in the field of environmental studies and I have blogged on various blogs about environmental topics so hopefully that gives me a little bit of credibility! In this first post I look at …

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