RationalWiki:What is going on in the blogosphere?/September 2015

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September 2015[edit]

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23Potholer54 is back and shows how the creationist timeline doesn't mesh well with actual ancient Egyptian history. Also, Andy and friends get a mention.
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5Richard Carrier: Did Muhammad Exist? Carrier says he isn't qualified to answer the question, but does set out what you would need in order to.
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19 US Court rules that procedure must be followed when cops pull things out of your ass.
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22Cracked.com explains all the nasty secrets of the herbal and vitamin supplement industry, from someone who once worked at such a store.
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2We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter and Now Owe $203,000 to His (online) Ammo Dealer
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23One Weird Trick For Ladies To Avoid Whiny MRAs! Or the ones who think #NoHymenNoDiamond is a hashtag that will take social media by storm.
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29When homophobes made a stink over Frito-Lay's endorsement of the It Gets Better Project, infamous Target impersonator Mike Melgaard took to Facebook once more to lay the smack down.
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23The voice actors' union for interactive media - video games, and the like - may well be on strike soon. Wil Wheaton explains why.
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107 terrifying medical "treatments" that never caught on
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19Question Gravity: 15 questions for Gravitationalists.(Warning: Poe's Law in action!)
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26Fail: Saudi Arabia To Lead UN Human Rights Panel.
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21A more serious piece on ‪#‎piggate‬ and what it illustrates about how power is wielded amongst the elites: initiation rituals and the mutual blackmailability they afford should someone step out of line.
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39A self-described conservative Evangelical Christian and Liberty University graduate reacts to Bernie Sanders' speech at his alma mater.
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29From The Atlantic: "Mass incarceration is not just (or even mainly) a response to crime, but rather a perverse form of social spending that uses state power to address a host of social problems at the back end, from poverty to drug addiction to misbehavior in school."
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27Dr. Jennifer Gunter painstakingly dismantles an anti-HPV vaccine screed published in the Baltimore Sun.
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30Attendees at Atheist Conference Packaged and Delivered More Than 30,000 Meals for the Hungry
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31Americans are leaving religion. Why are we still subsidizing it?
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15A review of 1994 Christian propaganda game Captain Bible in the Dome Of Darkness. "Captain Bible himself - that’s him on the left, not Tom of Space Finland behind the desk ..."
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11An interactive guide to ambiguous grammar.
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-16Why McKinley was important.
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14These are the people Dylann Roof stayed with before the Charleston church shootings.
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25Cracked strikes again: 5 Insane Things I Was Taught In Abstinence-Only Sex Ed. (More accurate title: "5 Ways a Childhood Filled With Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Indoctrination Screwed Up My Sex Life".) So where are the RW articles on vaginismus, the True Love Waits website, and the works of Joshua Harris (whose flowery prose reads like an anti-romance romance novel)?
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36The terrifying cost of the Planned Parenthood hoax: “I have never seen such a volume, intensity and escalation of hate speech”.
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36Creationists Are Already in Denial About the Newly Discovered Species Homo Naledi
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17Why the US isn't taking more Syrian refugees.
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18"All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists"
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29To convince Global warming deniers, facts don't work, theory doesn't work, and appeals to emotion won't work. What does work? Trusted authority figures telling them it's real. Also, the useful Nut Test explained.
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166 Myths About Crime You Believe Thanks To Hollywood
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18 Millennials might be the generation that revives organized labor (or not).
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23The geopolitical argument against gun ownership.
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-3The Timothy Hunt Witch Hunt
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16I will never vaxeem me bable! (video, 3'19")
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16"Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Uses Bible to Justify Marijuana Prohibition".
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21Kareem Abdul-Jabbar dunks on the .
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-24The Spectator: "The paedophile panic has more than a hint of homophobia to it".