Author's details

Name: Edwin Hodge
Date registered: July 9, 2012
URL: http://skepticalcubefarm.wordpress.com/


Who am I? Well, my name is Edwin, and I’m a graduate student at the University of Victoria. I have a Master’s degree in Political Science which I picked up by studying the effects of religious belief on the formation of gender identities amongst certain racist organizations. Suffice it to say that I spend a lot of my time reading about religion, racism, and gender. In my off-time, such as it is, I am an active member in a number of skeptical organizations both locally and nationally. I do my part to introduce Canadians to the primary elements of critical thinking and logic. I am not a scientist, nor am I a medical practitioner. I am not a theologian or a member of the clergy. What I am is a political scientist, philosopher and sociologist all wrapped up into one, slightly pale, slightly overweight body. I try my best not to be a buzzkill at parties, and in the meantime, I do my best to popularize the tools of skeptical thinking.

Latest posts

  1. Academic Blogging — February 8, 2013
  2. The Need for Utopia — January 12, 2013
  3. Mayans, Moral Panic, and the Narrative of the Apocalypse — December 21, 2012
  4. Being Manly — December 7, 2012
  5. The New Fascism — November 16, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. But what about Teh Menz!?!1! — 312 comments
  2. Skepticism and Social Justice — 137 comments
  3. Irrational Rationalists — 62 comments
  4. Having Gender, or Doing Gender? — 46 comments
  5. The Allure of White Supremacy — 38 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 10 2012

Why I am atheist

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I run a blog that is for the most part dedicated to skeptical matters. I write about the problems with ‘ancient aliens’ hypotheses, or why chiropractic is a poor use of one’s money, and every now and again I write about skepticism with regards to social movements, philosophies, or belief systems. It’s fun, it gives …

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Aug 03 2012

Having Gender, or Doing Gender?


I began my stint here at the Manifesto with a post discussing the current state of gender studies with regards to men and masculinities. That seemed to go pretty well – especially after it was linked to a rather notorious MR forum. Good times were had by all. While the primary purpose of the post …

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Jul 27 2012

Irrational Rationalists

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The other day while perusing a few of my usual skeptical and atheist haunts online, I came across a conversation that seemed rather out of place; two individuals were having a serious discussion about the plausibility of extraterrestrials having constructed the pyramids. The cheerleader for the aliens had linked more than a few YouTube videos, …

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Jul 20 2012

The Allure of White Supremacy

[TRIGGER WARNING] There’s going to be some pretty racist stuff going on in this post. Please be aware of that before diving in. NOTE: I had originally opted to use more inclusive and gender neutral language when I first wrote this post, but I decided to change it so that the voice it is written …

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Jul 13 2012

But what about Teh Menz!?!1!

Part of the problem with starting a new blog (or joining an already stellar one) is hitting on the right tone for the first post. Come on too strong and the writing appears forced (“ALRIGHT EVERYONE! HERE ARE MY WORDS AND YOU WILL LIKE THEM ALL AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW AWESOMEANDWITTYIAMBYTHETHIRDSENTANCEBLAKJSRSR!!!”), but exercise too …

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