I have drugs now!

(Christina here…) No, not the illegal kind. The anti-depressant kind. Last time we talked about mental illness at length, I was visiting the local mental health center and leaving empty-handed. I expected to get help immediately, and that didn’t happen. (Quick recap: I have depersonalization/derealization disorder and attention-deficit disorder.) The next day, I made an [Read More...]

When I googled "Abortion"

Christina here… Late (very late) last night while I was writing up my post on how increased abortion rates associate with restrictive abortion laws, I decided to google “abortion”. Over on the right, Google gave me a “Map For abortion” for the St. Louis area where I live, which I have screencapped for you here: [Read More...]

Correlation between abortion rates and illegality

Christina here… Lookit: somebody recently released an observational study on abortion rates, which the media reported with headlines such as, “Abortion Rates Are Higher In Countries Where Procedure Is Illegal, Study Finds.” I love it when researchers release new studies! … but I hate it when secondary sources like the one above don’t bother to link [Read More...]

How not to do non-monogamy

Christina here… Here’s some charming information:  Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife Marianne recently admitted to ABC news that Gingrich asked for an “open marriage“, after cheating on her for over six years with his current wife, Callista. You’ve probably already heard, this, but here’s a relevant snippet, just in case not: In her most provocative comments, the [Read More...]

Cranston Commenters #9

(Christina here…) The vile filth and threats  against Jessica Ahlquist continue. These ones are pretty direct. [Read more...]

Shit Christians Say to Atheists

Have a new Bidyo.     Ones of these days Sarah and I will get a better camera, I swears! Thanks Hemant for the idea! <3 Learn more about Christina and follow her @ziztur. [Read more...]

We haz hatz ZOMFSM

Who has the superior hat? I think I do. But I don’t want to pressure you. His has Domo! Mine has ears! Vote in the comments. Loser has to do.. something. Suggestions?   JT’s hat:   My hat:   Learn more about Christina and follow her @ziztur. [Read more...]

Results of Mountain Dew Mice Experiment

Here, have a bidyo! The results of one week of soaking mice in various substances, including Mountan Dew, are in. Learn more about Christina and follow her @ziztur. [Read more...]

Help teach skepticism to non-skeptics!

Hi bloggites! Christina here. I don’t know if you know this, but I’ve been organizing and giving skeptical workshops.  Most of the time the workshops are designed to be educational with skeptics as the target audience. However, I’m working on a new one, Skepticism 101. This workshop will be aimed at non-skeptics. I plan to [Read More...]

God will find the right boyfriend.

(Christina here…) I saw this picture the other day. It made me pause and think. This idea [that god will save you for someone special] will lead people to define themselves based on their relationship(s) and could lead them to believe the next guy who comes along is “god given” even if he ends up [Read More...]