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“Hertility” testing kits can only measure hormone levels – they can’t tell you whether you’ll conceive Alice Howarth The Skeptic

I am a woman in my thirties. Unfortunately, because I joined Facebook an incredibly long time ago, Facebook knows that about me. There are plenty of things that Facebook knows, or thinks it knows, about me that with hindsight I might not have told it. But here I am, a woman in my thirties, an …

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Representation Matters: Mayor Pro Tem Audra Killingsworth Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

This is part of The Humanist’s monthly series highlighting openly nonreligious elected officials across the nation. Because of the work of the Center for Freethought Equality, the political and advocacy arm of the American Humanist Association, there are now ninety elected officials at the local, state, and federal level who identify with the atheist and …

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When The Skeptic came of age: a 2011 reflection on the first 21 years of the magazine Wendy M. Grossman The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 22, Issue 1, from 2011. In May 1987, the Irish press was filled with stories about the weeping statue in a north Dublin suburban home. A web site documenting the story now says there were others in Cork and the south of Dublin around the same time …

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Turn off The Light: taking community action against misinformation and hate speech Mark Horne The Skeptic

We’ve all been handed a leaflet or seen a demonstration that made us wince or recoil in horror at the product, service or group that’s being hawked, from homophobic hate-preachers to the anti-choice activists. But what can any of us actually do?  That’s the thought that drove a group of committed activists from a small …

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When it comes to human intelligence, it’s more complicated than a simple IQ number Yassir Arjouni The Skeptic

In 1905, Alfred Binet administered the first IQ test to measure the cognitive ability of children of different age categories. By quantifying the average score of each category, he was able to determine which children were challenged (scoring lower than average for their age) and which were gifted (scoring higher than average for their age). …

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25 years ago today, Lisa the Skeptic became The Simpsons’ critical thinking icon Trevor Sloughter The Skeptic

Throughout its unending life, The Simpsons has made skepticism an integral part of 8-year-old Lisa Simpson’s identity, a hallmark being Season 9’s “Lisa the Skeptic” which aired exactly 25 years ago today. I was 8 when it aired, and while I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time, I do now. Even today, mass media …

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Free Will? The role of remorse and rehabilitation within the justice system Michael Heap The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 22, Issue 1, from 2011. At the time of writing this piece there is a discussion about ‘free will’ taking place on ASKE’s email forum. This has been stimulated by an article Sue Blackmore wrote for the Guardian (March 2rd, 2009) headed, “Let’s drop the charade: It’s …

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Obituary: Kendrick Frazier, editor-in-chief of the Skeptical Inquirer and long-time skeptic Amardeo Sarma The Skeptic

Quite suddenly and unexpectedly, Kendrick Frazier passed away after he wrote his last piece for the Skeptical Inquirer about a wonderful holiday with his wife Ruth in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Readers of the Skeptical Inquirer can read this editorial – which can be said to be a farewell letter written in foreboding. Kendrick …

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Humanists Mark Transgender Awareness Week Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

Transgender Awareness Week, November 13th – November 19th, serves as an opportunity to both elevate positive awareness of and bring attention to the issues facing the transgender community. The week ends on November 20th with Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), memorializing those lost to senseless violence and transphobia. According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance …

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The Comics Section: ‘Tis the Season Peter Bjork TheHumanist.com

The latest from Cagle Cartoons.     Changing of the Lattes by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com   The post The Comics Section: ‘Tis the Season appeared first on TheHumanist.com. The latest from Cagle Cartoons.     Changing of the Lattes by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com   The post The Comics Section: ‘Tis the Season appeared …

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