Speedy Comment o’ the Week!

Apologies for my continued absence from Skepchick, but I’ve spent this week showing a fellow skeptic around Boston and being as geeky as possible. Since Tuesday, we’ve won first place in pub trivia with a few Boston Skeptics, investigated the quality of a local brewery, got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chandra Control Center and the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and finally got a fabulous tour of Dr. Jonathan McDowell’s private library of everything you’d ever want to read about rockets and other subjects.

I’ll write some more about those shenanigans soon, plus dish on the good times that await us this weekend. In the meantime, though, here’s a quick Comment o’ the Week award! It goes to this one:


durnettNo Gravatar // Apr 14, 2009 at 9:54 am

Breaking news on the mouse stem-cell article:

“Not everyone is pleased with the direction of this research. Mouse Pope eeEEÆƵ XIV has issued a papal squeek in response: ‘This meddling into reproduction presents a clear danger of eroding the moral underpinnings of mousekind. If we continue to press into the realm of the Creator, we risk future generations who may have substantially different values and actions. Imagine mice who do not scurry or eat books or crap in the silverware drawer. This is the kind of future that we risk.’ “


As Amanda wrote when she nominated it, how could you not give the award to Mouse Pope?

Congrats, Durnett! Your award is to come up with next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition. As soon as you think of a good one, please send it in using the contact form. Happy Friday!

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  1. I have to give all of the credit to the Mouse Pope and the Mouse God he worships.

    The good news is that I have the perfect question for the Afternoon Inquisition!

    The bad news is that it is copyrighted, so you will have to suffer with one of the stray thoughts that escapes through the cracks in my psyche.

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