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Skepchick Quickies, 2.25

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Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. oh man, i loved that ricky gervais essay. you know, as with most of his stuff, there are some wonderful subtleties there. the way he showed that, if in the right environment, the decision to become an atheist is really easy. additionally, the parallel between letting go of santa claus and god is dead on IMO.

    i love that man!!! :) (total hetero man crush)

  2. AHA!

    thad posted this link here.

    And I distinctly remember one of the responses to that article:

    Female genitalia are interiorised compared with the male ones.

    So, probably girls capable of experiencing internal (G-spot)orgasms are genetically more feminine than those who require external (clitoral) stimulation.

    Which sounds like total bollocks (pun intended) to me.

  3. Well, I once read a paper that proposed the the g-spot developed as a way to ease the pain of childbirth. The idea is that as the baby is causing untold amounts of pain, squeezing its way along the vagina, its head would be firmly pressed up against the g-spot.

    The assumption then being that the g-spot was soon exapted for orgasmic purposes.

  4. Speaking of Belief in God – … a three-year Oxford University study is trying to find out why people believe in a god.

    This study bears watching, if only because it’s sponsored by the Templeton foundation. One of my first research projects in grad school was funded by Templeton, and they’re an . . . interesting group. I’m not saying they’re nefarious, but they’re the kind of group that would like to lift up the skirts of science of and find god. Perhaps I’m being overly paranoid, but given Templeton’s history I would view any outcome of this study as suspect at best.

  5. But what about! Uh… I’m sure I’ll think of something eventually. So maybe you should keep us around for a bit. Wouldn’t want to kill us all off only to realise that there was something you needed us for after all, would you?

    Eh. There's still "lifting heavy things" and while solo orgasms are cake, there's still that whole reproduction thing that you at least need a donor for.

  6. “Oh no! you got feces on my turkeys” I guess it doesn’t work as well as peanut-butter and chocolate. That one guy was such an idiot, he clearly had no idea what he was talking about and the judge was definitely starting to get pissed at him.

  7. rebecca, there's something fucked up with the quoting function. Whenever you "blockquote" something that's more than one paragraph, everything after the first line break ends up outside the blockquote (like the one above that now makes it appear as if *I* am the one saying such bollocks things as women with G-spots are more feminine).

    Please fix this because it's worse than having to manually write the quote tags.

  8. “Oh no! you got feces on my turkeys” I guess it doesn’t work as well as peanut-butter and chocolate. That one guy was such an idiot, he clearly had no idea what he was talking about and the judge was definitely starting to get pissed at him.

    Well, there's no better example than that idiot to illustrate the desperate need for education about evolution.

    I doubt he even read "On the origin of species", or if he did, he must have held it upside down or something. He clearly didn't understand it. He probably just found that quote on a website, page and paragraph number and all.

  9. Eh. There’s still “lifting heavy things” and while solo orgasms are cake, there’s still that whole reproduction thing that you at least need a donor for.

    Robots can lift things, too. :(

  10. Flygrrl: Wow. Between coffee-making robots, roomba, and the orgasmatron, I think men are just about ready to become completely obsolete.

    (I want a coffee-making robot. Now.)

    Joshua: But what about! Uh… I’m sure I’ll think of something eventually. So maybe you should keep us around for a bit. Wouldn’t want to kill us all off only to realise that there was something you needed us for after all, would you?

    We still need you guys for backrubs (a.k.a. extended foreplay).

    Just saying.

  11. Wow. Between coffee-making robots, roomba, and the orgasmatron, I think men are just about ready to become completely obsolete.

    But what about! Uh… I’m sure I’ll think of something eventually. So maybe you should keep us around for a bit. Wouldn’t want to kill us all off only to realise that there was something you needed us for after all, would you?

  12. Thanks for the compliments, Sam!

    Rav – I recently read that same thing about the original purpose of the g-spot. Maybe I can dig it up for a future post.

    Oh, and I'm glad to find so many other crushes on Ricky Gervais. I was a little worried I was the only one :)

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