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Skepchick Quickies 12.11

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

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  1. Oh lordy… Tell me that dissertation is fake. It’s written so poorly. It could be in the simple english wiki site. Also, isn’t a doctoral dissertation supposed to be something fresh and new? From my skimming it, these are all the same arguments that are always used, and I mean verbatim. Though, thinking about it, this could just be because Hovind has enjoyed periods of popularity in Xian circles.

  2. In the skies o’er the Earth the stars were a-shining
    and all o’er the nation fundies were whining:
    “Surely, we’re victims of discrimination
    if non-christians are allowed to live in our nation!
    Why can’t they have the courtesy to belive as we do
    Isn’t that right guaranteed by amendment one or two?”
    (I may have diverged from the meter a bit)

  3. “Cute chicks?” Hardly. A few of them look like they’ve been thru a weed whacker. Anyway, that’s not what I was hoping for. Those links can be so misleading. ;-)

    Rachel Maddow, reading from Richard Cohen’s book: “Factors that contribute to homosexual desire: Divorce, death of a parent, adoption, religion, race.”

    Cohen: “Race? That’s not in there…”

    Maddow: “Yes it is, page 75 of your book, with your name on the cover…”

    WTF?

  4. Cohen: “You took that out of context!”

    Maddow: “Yup.”

    That was sublime. There’s no chance that anyone in Uganda would take passages “out of context” and… I dunno… draft a kill-the-gays law or something. Right?

    Right?

  5. @Garrison22: That was my favorite part of the interview. She’s reading right out of his book and he denies that it’s in there. You absolutely could not script a moment like that and have anyone believe it.

    Inappropriate comment of objectification: I have a raging crush on Rachel Maddow and I don’t care who knows it, including my husband.

  6. Concering the “war on christmas”, has anyone gotten an email about “How Jesus is better than Santa”?
    Seeing the poem that was written, I bet the author could do a number with that email.
    In the meantime, I wonder since when were ledgendary figures in competition with each other?

  7. Jesus let himself get nailed to a cross by Romans. Santa by contrast, lives at the North Pole, a long way from the reach of crucifix-happy Romans. That means that Santa is smarter than Jesus at the very least.

  8. @Tiki_Idyll:
    PZ Myers has verified that dissertation as matching the one in the NCSE offices.

    I never thought I’d say this, but Hovind’s writing makes the crap that Ray Comfort dribbles out look like the works of William Freakin’ Shakespeare.

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