skepticism

Duncan Fine talks sense on BMI

It’s not anything that our readers familiar with Shapely Prose don’t know, but using the BMI as the sole determinant of whether someone is overweight or obese is a really unreliable measurement. Given the hysteria this week about Australia’s “obesity… Read More ›

Sunday Skeptic Link

Book Review: The Afterlife of a Skeptic How the execution of a philosopher has been reinterpreted for every era The book being reviewed is The Death of Socrates by Emily Wilson, about which the reviewer has mixed feelings, but the… Read More ›

What was that?

If I were a less skeptical blogger I would be much more excited about what I saw high in the clouds this morning. I only saw a glimpse, but it was cigar shaped and glowing, and if I were the… Read More ›

So Similar

A draft I’ve had hanging around since last month: I’m trying to get these things out for some discussion even if I haven’t been able to wrap a bow around them to my entire satisfaction. Via Samara at The F-word… Read More ›

Debunking differences

Get your Gender Essentialist bingo cards ready, but this time so that we can cross off various myths being vigorously debunked. First the headline and teaser: The difference myth We shouldn’t believe the increasingly popular claims that boys and girls… Read More ›