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Save Baby Joseph…maybe

So I’m not sure if all of you have heard about the sad situation of baby Joseph. You can read a rundown over here and one well stated opinion from Amanda Marcotte over here.

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Link Dump 12.10

After experiencing a tab-explosion of links that I would have loved to share with all of you, I’ve picked out a few that I think are the most interesting. Enjoy! Kent Hovind’s dissertation has been leaked. After reading through it, I understood why he refused to make it public. Spirals …

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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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"Dora the Fashionista with Stylish Purse and Stilettos": A Fashion Lesson from a Girl Who Doesn't Know Nothin' About Fashion

So here’s the deal. Dora the Explorer is expanding into new horizons and audiences and a “tweenage” version of the popular, young cartoon character has been unveiled which will be made into an “interactive doll” (whatever that means). Parents are pissed. They think that the new Dora is too “sexed …

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Kevin Trudeau b&

When it comes to Trudeau, SAGE GOES IN EVERY FIELD! This made my day, folks. Finally. Finally. The woo formula usually is: 1. Make up some wooish crap 2. Misuse scientific terms to make your crap sound legit 3. Gullible public laps it up; you get on Oprah 4. ??? …

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Harry Potter and the Rationalists of Teen Skepchick

(This post was cross-posted from Splendid Elles while wearing a backwards Harry Potter baseball cap and chewing gum.) Here’s a chat log between me and one of my friends last night: [21:29] Amar: richard dawkins is attacking harry potter [21:30] Elles: That was random. [21:30] Amar: but true [21:31] Amar: …

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Science journalism…and its limits

I read this article by John Tierney recently, and wasn’t sure what to think of it at first. He first explains the latest findings of a large study on personality traits of men and women: that is, that the personality gender gap varies from society to society, and that smaller …

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Heroin is scary!

Health class in freshman year was full of misinformation–especially about the two controversial, politically charged topics: drugs and sex. Though my health teacher got plenty of other things wrong, too, about anorexia and nutrition. But let’s just focus on one thing at a time. We were mostly presented with information …

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