Religion and Battlestar Galactica

Religion and Battlestar Galactica

There’s a lot of overlap between nerd communities and skeptic communities. one of the reasons for this in my opinion is because a great deal of fantasy and sci fi takes a clear all or nothing approach to religion. The following will be a pair of gross overgeneralizations but bear with me. Fantasy tends to present the gods in the same way that it does magic: there is clear evidence they exist... »

Kathy Etchingham, former partner of Jimi Hendrix, speaks out against new biopic

Kathy Etchingham, former partner of Jimi Hendrix, speaks out against new biopic

Kathy Etchingham was a DJ working in London when she met a young Jimi Hendrix on his first day in the city in 1966. They would date for the next three years, during Hendrix’s rise to stardom, and live together in London until 1969. Etchingham played a key role in Hendrix’s life, inspiring, among other songs, the much-loved “Wind Cries Mary” (Mary is her middle name) and ... »

Group of tyrannosaurs

Quickies: Food policing, Tyrannosaurs, and blood sugar monitoring contact lenses

“Are you really going to eat that?” – On policing women’s food choices. New evidence suggests Tyrannosaurs hunted in packs – From Criticaldragon1177. Google scientists create contact lens that monitors blood sugar – “The contact lens uses processing chips and a glucose sensor that have been specially miniaturized for the task, so small that they look like ... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Charts for Ladies

Bad Chart Thursday: Pie Charts for Ladies

Hey, ladies. Are you tired of men using complicated charts and graphs to convey their brilliant man brain thoughts deliberately so that women won’t understand them? Because everyone knows women “need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go,” as US Congresswoman Renee Ellmers expl... »

Robot

The Economics of Our Robot Future

On Sunday morning of SkepchickCON I was one of the panelists on the faux award winning Cities of the Future panel along with Ryan Consell, Desiree Schell and Shawn Otto. We discussed a whole bunch of issues and problems that may come up in a future society such as global warming, resource constraints, and increased urbanization, but by far my favorite part was when we discussed robots. Right now w... »

Super Mario 3

Quickies: Harassment, acetaminophen, and why Nintendo should move beyond white characters

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry – “The industry is currently in the midst of a massive cultural shift. There’s a growing disconnect between the nearly half of gamers that are female, and overwhelmingly male population of games journalists and game developers.” From Walter. How does acetaminophen work? We don’t know – If you end... »

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