Skepticism

Skepchick Quickies 7.10

Amanda

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

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  1. @Peregrine: “Maybe I should offer the ghost hunters my services as a writer, editor, and proofreader.”

    In this day and age you could probably make more money translating Chinese into LOLspeak. And by “more money” I mean “any money”.

    (I think I’m channeling my wife’s bitterness.)

  2. @Bug_Girl: Yeah, well. It’s IO9. I only go there for s/f information.

    I gave up trying to correct most of the media long ago. If I want science news, I go to places like SciAm.com, New Scientist, etc. Most reporters these days can’t even spell “science,” much less understand it well enough to explain it. I’ve tried to break into that field as a writer, with no success so far.

    I’m sure there’s a market and a living there.

  3. I am sad that I can’t read “Newsflash: Beetles are not the same as women – Bug Girl clarifies this point which seems to confuse the media. ”

    WHYYYYY does work have to block all the interesting stuff?!

  4. “Any refusal to dispense — regardless of whether it is motivated by religion, morals, conscience, ethics, discriminatory prejudices, or personal distaste for a patient — violates the rules.”

    U.S. 9th circuit court of appeals. Fuck ya!

  5. @daveW: “…translating Chinese into LOLspeak.”

    Isn’t that where instructions for most products come from? Chinese translating their language into LOLspeak? It sure isn’t English most of the time…

    Scientists won’t be gods until they can create wombats…

  6. @MiddleMan:

    It’s inappropriate for me to cry at work isn’t it? I’ll be getting drunk tonight. However, although the public education system may be at yet another downfall, at least I can stand in the streets wearing my “Imagine No Religion” t-shirt… just not in front of my mom.

  7. @Peregrine:

    If it were because I thought she didn’t like John Lennon it wouldn’t be a big deal. But the fact that the skyline from NYC with the Twin Towers is below the words, “Imagine No Religion,” she’d not be so accepting. She’s not officially aware of my departure from her religion, and I’m not in a big hurry to make her certain.

  8. @Gabrielbrawley: Oh hey, this is what I do too! My dad still doesn’t know I volunteer for a gay non-profit. He’s usually pretty understanding and fairly logical, but I think the gay stuff still confuses him, especially since I tend to date men. I’m not sure how he’d react to “I also dig gals”. So I just don’t talk about it. One day I’m sure he’ll figure it out, he’s smart.

  9. @marilove: Sometimes it is easiest that way. Makes me thinkg of a book I read about the Monty Python troupe. When Graham Chapman came out to his mother and she told him not to tell his dad. Then his dad told Graham that he had always known and it wasn’t worth worrying about. You have to love father’s like that. “Yes, I know your gay. So what? Still love you”

  10. You learn something new every day. I didn’t know Graham Chapman was gay. Never occurred to me to find out the orientation of any of the Pythons. I’ll bet my wife’s going to be mad at me for not knowing that.

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