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Happy new year. Did you know that this is the first year in many that all four digits of the year (in this case 2,0,1,3) are different from each other? Can you name the last year this was true? Can you name the next year in which this will be true? Had you been following…

As you know, as part of a fund raiser for the Secular Student Alliance, I wrote a novella called Sungodogo, which I’ve since made available on Amazon for the Kindle (and in other formats … I’ll have a print version in January some time). The book is about a handful of people who travel across…

Darwinian Psychology, or really, any “Psychology” that claims to be science, will operate under the assumption that the human brain, as an organ, has arrived at its modern form through the process of evolution, which includes a certain amount of design through Natural Selection. It does not take that much additional sophistication to realize that…

How Girls Evolved to Shop

Rebecca Watson gave the following talk at Skeptcon. It is funny, well done, and critiques a Pop-Evol-Psy concept or two, which I have also addressed (Why Do Men Hunt and Women Shop?, Understanding Sex Differences in Humans: What do we learn from nature?, Falsehoods: Human Universals, A Tutorial in Human Behavioral Biology, Driving The Patriarchy:…

Science Denialism: Some resources

The term “War on Science” comes from multiple sources, one being Chris Mooney’s book “The Republican War on Science” (see below) and another, the made up “War on Christmas,” a term attributed to Bill O’Really. Throw in a little “Culture War” rhetoric and I think we have a good basis for the origin of the…

I’m a guy who “gets” nasty threats from haters. I receive anti-atheist threats and icky comments, I receive a LOT of nasty stuff from climate science denialists (and that often comes along with bogus threats of law suits), I receive nasty emails and tweets from the SlymePitters and those folks seem to spend more time…

Are Vaccines Safe For Your Children?

Ask Allison Hagood and Stacy Herlihy about Vaccine Safety They are the authors of Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines Are Safe and Save Lives, and they will be Desiree’s guests on Skeptically Speaking. This week, we’re looking at the science – and pseudoscience – that affects the healthcare decisions parents make for their children,…

Egyptian pro-Democracy Blogger Arrested

Alber Saber is a pro-democracy blogger in Egypt who also runs a facebook page for atheists. His neighbors found out about this and, of course, mobbed his house. The police arrived on the scene, and of course, they arrested him. He was thrown in jail and, of course, he seems to have been attacked by…

World Wide Mind (and Culture)

World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet is a new book by Michael Chorost. I’ve not thoroughly read it yet but I’ve looked through it and I’ve listened to an interview with Chorost. Here’s the book description from Amazon to give you an idea what it is about: What if…

I am aware, painfully aware, of three separate instances of men acting inappropriately towards a woman that occurred to people I know over the last couple of months. [Trigger warning: Sexual harassment and rape] In once case, a man drove up to a woman who was just getting out of her car, in a relatively…