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Carl Sagan Day
November 9, 2011 • no comments • 221 views
Freethought

Today is Carl Sagan day. He was born on November 9, 1934 and died in December 1996. He was an astronomer and a well know popularizer and communicator of science. He published more than 600 papers and authored or co-authored 20 books. The movie Contact from 1997, one of my favourites, is based on his […]

Spikey!
November 9, 2011 • no comments • 282 views
Other

I promise to not post a lot about shoes, but these pictures needs to be seen! They’re from Barneys New York. They “celebrates 20 years of red-soled glamour with the unveiling of our new Madison Avenue windows”. The photo below is taken by Julia Chesky at modelizing.us. Check out the link for all the other […]

Misogynist Trolling
November 6, 2011 • no comments • 284 views
Feminism, Sexism

Every time the issue of feminism comes up in a blog post somewhere online, a number of misogynist trolls will soon show up. You could probably bet good money on their swift appearance—crawling out from whatever cave it is they live in. You also get the regular misogyny-apologist who usually is someone who simply don’t […]

Three Things to Ask a Believer
November 6, 2011 • no comments • 260 views
Freethought

Here are three questions I think you should ask yourself about your own beliefs. I will elaborate on them by applying them to religion, but the principle should go for most beliefs; for instance belief in science, philosophy or politics too. 1. Why do you believe the things you believe, and when did you start […]

Women in the Workplace
October 28, 2011 • no comments • 268 views
Sex & Gender

Over on Skepchick a link was posted yesterday to a post on The Clayman Institute for Gender Research website at Stanford University. It is titled Breaking down barriers for women in the workplace, and provides an interesting insight into the situation for women in the workplace from a perspective of men who have made a […]

A Word or Two on Halloween
October 25, 2011 • no comments • 449 views
Other

A culture not a costume  A student organization at Ohio University called Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) have had a number of posters made to make people aware that stereotyping people based on their ethnicity can be offensive. There is a very fine line here. Many nationalities get stereotyped, including western nations. Lederhosen anyone? But when […]

TV: The Walking Dead
October 25, 2011 • no comments • 302 views
Media

Season two of the awesome zombie apocalypse show The Walking Dead started about a week ago. If you love zombies, this show is a must-see. I’m getting ready for episode two of the new season in a few minutes! Here’s the season two trailer: … it is full of awesome!