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Skepchick Quickies 12.18

Amanda

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

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  1. @Shevek:

    And let me add: I own a copy of that book – I don’t like it on the basis that it’s propaganda painting religious people with a very broad brush. I don’t like this kind of indoctrination when it comes from the religious and I don’t think an atheist twist makes it much better.

  2. Yep, I fear I may have a wee bit of a man crush on Steve. His posts here are hilarious and/or thought provoking, and his tree lobsters comic is awesomely clever. (I even have a TL pin signed by him from DragonCon.)

    Happy anniversary Tree Lobsters!

  3. Last time i saw mongooses they were involved in a rather involved courtship involving a large mongoose erection, a lot of mongoose screaming, and even more horrified parents when they were asked what “those two furry things are doing, mommy?” As a direct result, “This baby mongoose is definitely up to something” made me think “That’s a little uncalled for!” before i realised that was the fault of my dirty mind and you guys had no way to make that connection. But really, you haven’t lived till you’ve seen a male mongoose trying to bone a female one.

  4. @Briarking: Damn, I didn’t get my pin signed! I didn’t even know it was physically possible to sign them…

    Happy Anniversary, Steve!

    On the holiday story… so Solstice, Newtonmas, and Festivus are out with Kwanzaa? I don’t have a problem w/ state employees celebrating their religious holidays at the office (we’re talking lil tree on the desk here, right?), but non-religious ones should be cool, too.

  5. I haven’t seen the book but to argue against the existence of anything by showing three crazy adherents isn’t much of a rationale.

    Better to have each pitch their religion in a calm manner, have one of the animals ask questions about proof, and leave them be befuddled.

    That could be a good book, hmmm.

  6. I’ll add my congrats to Steve even though most of the time a genetic defect makes the comics look like talking blobs. Perhaps one day science will find a cure for the curse of red/green color blindness. Then again someday a monkey may fly out of my ass.

  7. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, STEVE!

    Congratulations on being more tenacious than 90% of the webcomics ever started! I’ll be sure to announce your milestone on the Beacon this Sunday. *glee*

    As for the “hidden sensory apparatus” story – is there some kind of law that states all hype infused science articles have to mention either Autism or Fibromyalgia? As a woman with both Fibromyalgia and an Autistic son, I’d like to know who I need to shoot to have the freakin’ law revoked.

  8. @weofui: You are so right about the fibro comment. I’m not tuned in to autism, but as someone with CFS I definitely notice that it and fibromyalgia come up incredibly often as “illnesses we know the general public doesn’t understand so we might as well use them as examples.”

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