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Why Does Kavin Have a GMO/Vaccine/Big-Science Fan Page?

While I contribute to a few sites, Grounded Parents will always be my home base. This is because I was here at the launch, and Grounded Parents (and even a Skepchick or two) are my family. We’re not a hive mind, but we’re all parents, we’re all skeptical, and we …

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Ben & Jerry’s and Measure 92: If You Can’t Define “Organism,” You Can’t Logically Oppose GMOs

It may not seem like it, but I don’t go searching for anti-GMO sentiment on the internet to fuel my wrath. I like the rare occasions when I’m not forced to write. I enjoy reading and playing with my kids, or kicking back and conversing with my husband over a …

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I’m All About Debates

You may have read my post about problematic anti-feminist and rapey messages in some current pop music. If not, you should check it out. I decided to take a stab at satirizing one of those songs with a Grounded Parents approved message. A music video may be in the works.   …

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[TTT] Let’s Get Real(ity)

A few weeks ago, back when it was still summer, we were discussing the camp my son was taking that week – one of a series of “Soldiers and Diorama” camps in which the kids paint figures and build battle scenes and learn about military history. This particular week was …

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Food Babe: A Bitch by Any Other Name

Here’s a quick rant: As many of my readers would vehemently agree, Food Babe is one of the most annoying and pseudoscience-promoting, fear-mongering public figures of late. For those of you not familiar with Food Babe, she’s a self-proclaimed food “investigator,” an anti-GMO, natural-is-better fallacious, non-evidence-based, pro-organic shill. She bullies …

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Intelligent, Educated, and Anti-GMO, Anti-Vax, Anti-Science?

They’re sometimes known as “antis.” People who are anti-vaccination, anti-GM technology, who believe in dangers of high-fructose corn syrup, in amber teething necklaces having analgesic properties, in epidurals being harmful, or in breastmilk being significantly superior to formula…what would most of us think they have in common? For one, those …

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5 Problems with Atheist Ideas: Conflicts with Atheism Part II

Note–This piece is a follow up to Conflicts With Atheism Part 1: From an Indian-American Mom Raised Atheist. Read it here. Get ready for an unpopular opinion: Many atheists have the following (perhaps subconscious) attitude: “I was born into a religious family. I was wise enough to see the error …

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Conflicts With Atheism Part I: From an Indian-American Mom Raised Atheist

“God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against his children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.”   “Why should I wish to see God better than this day? I see something of God each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then, In the faces …

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Monsanto Shill Mom?

From Webster’s New World College Dictionary: Shill- noun: [slang] 1) The confederate of a gambler, pitchman, auctioneer, etc. who pretends to buy so as to lure onlookers into participating. 2) A person who works energetically to sell or promote something. –vi. [slang] To act or work as a shill. Until …

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Good, Kindhearted Parents are Pro-GMO

As a parent, my worst nightmare is the thought of harm coming to my children. I cannot fathom the heartache of one of them suffering a debilitating illness. More unimaginably terrifying would be seeing the death of one of my children. As President Obama said after the Sandy Hook school …

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