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Sagan Day, creationism in Scotland, guns on campus, and more: Required Readings 11.09.14

Happy Carl Sagan Day, which has developed into a time to pay special attention and homage to critical thinking, science communication, curiosity, and skepticism. In other words, all of the things we love at School of Doubt. Sagan would have turned 80 years old today. On Tuesday, November 11, the Scottish …

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Pop Quiz: This Book has been Rated NC-17

Happy Friday, Pop Quizzers! Let’s talk about sex and violence and monsters!   Our school library is one of my favourite places to be during my working day. It’s packed to the gills with all sorts of wonderful fiction and non-fiction books and it’s surprisingly well used by the pupils. …

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It’s Just A Breast!

“If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG.” This quote is commonly attributed to Jack Nicholson all over the internet, yet I had trouble verifying its authenticity. Either way, it seemed quite apropos …

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Pop Quiz: I’ll Throw A Firecracker At Her Face If I Feel Like It

Teaching high school students can be such a wonderful and rewarding experience. I’ve gone home from work on an emotional high so many times for so many reasons, almost always because of the delight that can come from working with young people who are, at the heart of it, good …