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Aug 08 2013

Covering my ass

Well, Famous Skeptic is vaguely threatening to sue me. Since Famous Skeptic is rich and I am poor, and since my two sources are too terrified to openly speak out again him (I wonder why), I have removed the part of my previous post that refers to him so I don’t go bankrupt with legal …

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Aug 07 2013

Two prominent skeptic women share stories of sexual harassment and assault

Get out your hard hats and run to the nearest drama bunker, because the floodgates have been opened. A week ago Ashley Paramore released a video detailing her sexual assault at The Amazing Meeting (TAM) in Las Vegas, an annual skeptical conference put on by the James Randi Educational Foundation. At the time both Ashley …

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Aug 06 2013

Weapons of mass deliciousness

Every single time I have brought Theo chocolate bars home as a gift, my bag gets flagged by the TSA and has to go through a full explosive swab down and a rescan. For chocolate. Every time. Thanks for getting rid of all of my extra buffer time and making it so I couldn’t grab …

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Feb 19 2013

The Conundrum

The three topics I most want to talk about – my research, teaching, and grad school – are the three topics I can’t talk about. I can’t talk about my research because part of my data comes from public databases, which means it would be easy for other scientists to scoop me if I even …

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Dec 13 2012

But…but…that’s not exact at all!

I’m probably the only person who has been bothered by this ad.

Dec 06 2012

Seattle just became a little more awesome

I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t wake up to a cloud of pot smoke and glitter snuggling the city, but I’m still pretty happy about the laws. Both gay marriage and marijuana become legal in Washington state today. No longer will people be barred from marrying the people they love because of the outdated …

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Nov 28 2012

Rick Warren is technically correct

Not a phrase I ever expected to find myself typing. A statement by evangelical celebripastor Rick Warren is causing a lot of rage throughout the liberal blogosphere (aka, the blogs I happen to check in the morning): “Here’s what we know about life. I have all kinds of natural feelings in my life and it …

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Nov 05 2012

What should my Skepticon workshop be about?

Skepticon is just a couple of days away, and I’m super excited! I’m not speaking this year, but I had such a good time last year that I saved up the money to make this a little vacation. The boyfriend is also coming along, and I can’t think of a better con to be his …

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Oct 18 2012

Greta Christina has cancer, and she needs your support

More information at Greta’s blog. I know a lot of you are familiar with Greta’s writing and activism. She’s one of the atheist movement’s best advocates. But she’s also a dear friend of mine. She’s kind, thoughtful, and always there for me when I need her. Now she needs all of us.  

Sep 10 2012

You know how I was afraid the hate would spread to my family?

Yeah, so now people are harassing my dad. Weee. I found that link after the fact – I originally found out because I’m home for vacation and he knocked on my door to laugh about the stupid comments he received on his blog. Partially because he thought I was the only one who read it …

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