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Autism Is No Excuse For Racist Priorities

Much thanks to Olivia from Skepchick for her help with this post. For some background on what happened with Mark Schierbecker at Skepticon 8 and what happened there I suggest reading the re-caps from Alex at Skepchick, Jason Thibeault at Freethought Blogs, and Feminace on her blog. After the events …

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Two Deaths

Introduction This article was, in a slightly different form, previously published on my personal blog. As it’s not a highly technical piece and because it’s about two remarkable individuals who, each in their own very different ways, did a lot for blind people and were very dear to me personally. …

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Paying For It

One of the things we talk about in disability circles is the common misconception that being disabled means simply being able to do certain things and not able to do other things. In reality, many of us can do difficult things for awhile, but not all the time, and sometimes …

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QED 2015

Introduction People who follow my personal blog would know, the QED conference, held annually in Manchester, England is my favorite skeptical event in any given year. In April, we returned to the UK to attend QED for the third year in a row and, as with the previous two years, …

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