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Science Should Be Cuddlier

Nick and a few other readers alerted me to this story about eight previously unkown invertebrates being found in a secret cave ecosystem. Nick says, “These are just perfectly sized to fit in your tub along with Snipply,” referencing my previous entry about the furry lobster discovered near deep sea vents. Er, thanks Nick, but I saw pics of the invertebrates and frankly, they’re creepy.

As cool as this discovery is, it really just underscores the fact that we need to increase funding to teams exploring the hidden pockets of our planet in search of underground fluffy things with big eyes, like perhaps kittens.

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If you haven’t noticed yet, this week’s episode of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is now up. We talk a bit about 9/11 conspiracy theories, which I get a little worked up about and nearly insulted Jay Novella’s mom. I stopped myself once I realized that Jay’s mom is also Steve and Bob’s mom, and only Jay was pissing me off. Anyway, it’s a good listen.

I’ve received a few e-mails about 9/11, oddly enough from . . . well, I don’t want to say “both sides” as I don’t really think there are two viable “sides” to a horrific terrorist attack, but I can’t think of a better term. So, from both sides. I don’t really have time to delve into it right now, though, so I think I’ll save that for later.

I’ve also received a number of e-mails about all the crazy, messed up shit that religious crazies have been doing lately (it’s been a busy week in fundy-land), so you can look forward to seeing at least some of that in tomorrow’s Sermon.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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