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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 11 2013

I get e-mail: Ben Stein didn’t actually write this edition

Good old forwards from the family — without them, how would Snopes survive?  This particular one is, of course, on Snopes for us.  Snopes kindly explains that no, Ben Stein didn’t write the vast majority of it.  Unfortunately, the message is sent around because people agree with the message, not because they love Ben Stein. …

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Jul 11 2013

Zombies in Pop Culture: The 2 books that started it — Bite Club

Many people think of the zombie as a cinematic invention, but the zombie story has a long tradition in literature as well. Most of the greatest films about zombies were either based upon or inspired by novels. All of these films depend heavily on the influence of just two books. Shockingly, neither of these books …

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Jul 08 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 3

Join me, Kate Donovan, and Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism as we talk: Politics: Sterilization of Prisoners in California Media: The Lone Ranger and the representation of Native Americans in film Guest choice: The stigma of mental illness You can RSVP to the “event” here and, when the hangout is on-air, it should send you a link of the …

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Jul 05 2013

A List of Arbitrary Length: True Brain Facts

Arbitrary and in no particular order! 1. Left-brain, Right brain? No. Staaaaaaaaaahp While it is true that in most adults language is localized in the left hemisphere of the brain, (but not for 40% of left handed people! About 20% have right-side localization and another 20% have bilateral language) and it appears that the right …

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Jul 03 2013

SKEPCHICKCON TOMORROW OMG

On a scale of stoked, I’m like a 9.  All of the bestest people in the world are going to be at CONvergence.  I, of course, still need to pack.  I’ve spent all day editing my Podcast instead — it’s on iTunes now, which I think makes it official. Goals for SkepchickCON: 1. Look professional …

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Jul 01 2013

Tonight at 7PM EST – The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 2

Join me, JT Eberhard of What Would JT Do?, and Nicholas Thurkettle of his eponymous blog as we talk: Politics: Wendy Davis Media: World War Z and the political nature of zombies Guest choice: the surprise success of The Heat. You can RSVP to the “event” here and it should send you a link of …

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Jul 01 2013

DNA Test Reveals I am not 100% White

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I am a huge fan of the website 23andme.com, which analyses your DNA.  I’ve learned a lot of interesting things from the site in terms of what my genes say about how i look (I likely have blue eyes and reddish-blonde hair!), what diseases I am likely to face (BRCA negative, but it looks bad …

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