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Skepchick Quickies 5.30

And hey, here’s a bonus quickie since Elyse and I were both so taken with ghosts-in-a-bottle: Aliens is 4 realz! A video is going to be shown in Denver today that features a living breathing alien.  Thank you, Benjamin!

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. You know, I actually feel a bit sad about the Mount Athos thing. I can see the scene now: Bunch of the guys hanging out on the mountian in the underpants and t-shirt, slurping their beers, watching the game, eating nachos, crisps and bar snacks. No coasters, no cleaning up etc for 1000 years. Until some Moldovan Babushkas turn up and start haranging them about the stains on the carpet and 1000 years of beer cans piled up behind the sofa.

    It looks like the last place a bloke can get away with doing nothing more productive than the Times Crossword, showering ocasionally, wearing the same t-shirt for a week and drinking beer at work at 9am is academic science thank god

  2. Is it sad hat I wanted to reach through the computer and slap some sense into that Salon chick? I mean, seriously, the man was shooting Nazis! What in the universe could possibly be more important that that?

    I lucked out on that front – CoV somehow manages to qualify as a spectator sport in my household… OK, so around here, we’re all a bunch of softies who are perfectly happy just to cuddle and watch each other have a good time, but don’t let on you know, I’ve got a reputation to uphold around here.

  3. It’s deeply saddening and disturbing that the Mt. Athos story is treated so lightly. For one thing, it was posted in the “Oddly Enough” section. It also focused on the ‘violation’ of a religious site. But what is most disturbing is that the fact these women were being trafficked. Sure, it was noted, but basically glossed over.

    When the story is so lightly treated – as though the reader is supposed to have a laugh – as a ‘violation’ of some archaic and misogynistic religious rule, and not as the serious story of human trafficking and the dumping of people like jetsam from a boat (as though they were considered to be no more than mere rubbish to be disposed of) the world is seriously fucked up.

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