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Gretchen Koch
Attended Texas Christian University
Lived in Wichita, KS
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The trap

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How the toupée fallacy enables judgmental jerks
The toupée fallacy is named for a particular example of the informal fallacy that goes something like this: All toupées look fake; I've never seen one that I couldn't tell was fake. Like a lot of fallacies, it's so painfully obvious when it's spelled out th...
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DiTHBINAD
Screenshot from Firewatch Feminist Frequency has begun producing a newsletter called FREQ , and their first edition is an interview with Jane Ng. Ng is a 3D environmental artist who most recently worked on  Firewatch , which looks like an amazing game. You ...
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A simple equation

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Just do what the Newt tells you
Newt Gingrich said on the February 14th edition Fox News'  Fox and Friends Sunday : No, no, no. He has every right to recommend. He doesn't have every right to choose. This goes back to the Constitution. The Senate is not obligated to approve who he recomme...
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Did Richard Dawkins blame his stroke on feminists?
On Feb. 5th Richard Dawkins experienced a stroke while at home, on the cusp of traveling to New Zealand and Australia for a speaking tour. Fortunately it was a minor stroke, and he was allowed to return home after four days to begin recuperating. He reporte...
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Good luck, Indiana
Your governor is a monster. So's mine, of course-- my governor is Sam Brownback, after all. But yours might be even worse. Why's that? Well, because on Thursday Indiana's  Governor Mike Pence signed into law a bill that makes abortion illegal in the event t...
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They're coming back
Operation Save America , the successor to Operation Rescue, has announced that they're returning to Wichita for a "Summer of Mercy" anniversary tour. The city is reportedly unenthused. Hundreds of people from around the country are expected to converge in W...
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Caught in a TRAP
Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments for Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt . This case involves the claim that two laws create an undue burden on the right of a woman to obtain an abortion in the state of Texas. One of the laws requires that doctor...
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Lonely universe?
I am no longer allowed to comment on creationist cartoonist Dan Lietha's Facebook posts. Lietha does the After Eden cartoon  on the Answers in Genesis website, and I've become somewhat fascinated with his work because it combines some quite respectable arti...
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Statement from the NECSS
After my last post went live, the NECSS executive committee posted the following statement  to their web site: We wish to apologize to Professor Dawkins for our handling of his disinvitation to NECSS 2016. Our actions were not professional, and we should ha...
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What feminists make noise about
In reply to my previous post , "Jokuvaan" made the following comment: What you are missing here is the current double standard of european mainstream feminists treating rapes differently depending of the ethnical background of the perpetrators. So far femin...
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Wichita, KS - Chicago, IL - Manchester, United Kingdom - Aarhus, Denmark - Dallas, TX - Fort Worth, TX
Education
  • Texas Christian University
    Religious Studies, 1998 - 2000
  • University of Manchester
    Religion and Culture, 2003 - 2005
  • University of Aarhus
    Religion and Cognition, 2005 - 2009
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Rillion