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Fleshspace and Internet Space: Integration and Variation

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away there was a conference call Skeptech. And at Skeptech I was on a panel about meatspace and cyberspace activism. And since that time there have been thoughts percolating in the back of my mind about the pros and cons of …

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Pop Quiz: The Space Shuttle

Baring trouble with the weather, the last NASA space shuttle will launch on Friday. I don’t know about you, but when I was young, the space program was what initially got me interested in science. It has everything! Danger, adventure, beauty, possible aliens. Honestly, what’s not to love? And space …

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Pop Quiz: Zoos

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m trying to figure out some things to do outside. On thing I simultaneously enjoy and hate is going to zoos. I love zoos, but I also have a philosophical problem with them. On the one hand, I love seeing animals that I …

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Pop Quiz: School’s Out for Summer

Yesterday was the first official day of summer. Yay! (I’m actually more a cold weather person, but it’s good to have disc golf-friendly weather.) You’ve been working hard all year, and now is your time to relax and do something fun. But will you?

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Pop Quiz: Fake Lesbians

Last week it came out that the author of the blog A Gay Girl in Damascus, Amina Arraf, is actually a heterosexual American man living in Scotland, Tom MacMaster. A few days later it came out that the editor of Lez Get Real, a lesbian news site that allegedly helped …

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Pop Quiz: Doctor Death

Last week, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, famous proponent of physician-assisted suicide, died at the age of 83. Nicknamed Dr. Death, he spent 8 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder for helping 130 terminally ill patients die. Disability rights organizations have argued that physician-assisted suicide is discriminatory against the …

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Pop Quiz: This Is Your Brain on Cell Phones

I don’t know about you, but I use my cell phone a lot. Like, a lot. Texting, Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, and sometimes even for phone calls. My trusty iPhone is a part of everything I do.

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