ActivismEventsSkepticism

Branching Out

I have recently become a part of the Skepchick Events team (huzzah!) and as part of my duties I spent a good chunk of my day going through meetup.com and finding what events are available for atheists and skeptics so that we can pass that list on to you, dear …

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Awesome Sauce Music Friday

Awesome Sauce Music Friday! The Facts are With Science Edition

Welcome, dear readers, to another edition of Awesome Sauce Music Friday! This week we’re hearing again from one of my favorite bands. It’s “Science is Real” by They Might Be Giants from their 2009 album Here Comes Science. If you haven’t checked the album out, it’s really worth it. “Science …

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Media SkepticismScience

Graphs of this flu season, for the data-curious

The media coverage of the flu scared me into getting a vaccine. I’ll be honest–I forgot to get one, and I’m an irresponsible young adult who kept putting it off. But right after one of my friends fell alarmingly ill, NPR ran a story about the different strains of colds …

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Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind: Society Girl

Yesterday I went to my class in higher education since 2010 and my first non-graduate class since 2007. I was nervous, but I think it went OK. I’ve always worked while going to school, but always part time. This go around, I’ll be working 40 hours a week. This will …

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Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: WWW Trilogy

What would happen if an alternate universe was discovered where the Neanderthals replaced Humans? What if extremely technologically advanced alien visitors told us that there is incontrovertible proof that something like a god existed in the universe? What if everyone suddenly blacked out for 90 seconds and saw their futures …

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Religion and Spirituality

You’re a Militant Atheist! (lolwut)

For most of 2012, I identified as not only an atheist, but an anti-theist because of my distaste for the practice of religion in general. Many of the atheists I’ve met are similarly distraught with the damage that religion can do to people, cultures, and the progress of science. Upon …

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MathPhysics

The Physics Philes, lesson 31: Please, Control Your Impulses

In which balls are thrown, calculations are made, and further explanation is required. Last time on The Physics Philes, we started discussing momentum and impulse. This week we’ll do an example problem, but before we begin I need to add a bit of information. As I was preparing for this …

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ScienceScience Sunday

Science Sunday: Try This at Home Edition

Now, most of Teen Skepchick’s readers and contributors love science- but how many of us actually do science in our own homes? This would also be a great way to introduce little Skepchicks and Skepdudes to science- so if you’re looking for some easy home experiments to do (think: Mentos …

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