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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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  1. December 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm —

    After a day where I got to copy edit a “psychic to the stars” predictions about next year (apparently, Taylor Swift will become a voice in international politics), and now reading about sperm absorption and charcoal condiments, bring on 2011!

  2. December 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm —

    Great hoodie / sweatshirt Rebecca. Does it go to -40?

  3. December 30, 2010 at 8:41 am —

    @Finn McR: It goes backwards so you can open the zipper according to the temperature, but only if you like still wearing a hoodie when the temperature passes 30, 40 and 50 C:

    Before I start talking about sperm I must mention you look exceptionally cute in that video, Rebecca.

    With this new knowledge of the nutritional value of sperm I’m starting a new business producing low volume / high calorie astronaut food. Also I’ll stop wasting my precious bodily fluid as it’s now obvious why I’m having trouble gaining weight.

  4. December 31, 2010 at 2:16 pm —

    Real life imitates Dr. Strangelove. Unintentional comedy doesn’t get any better.

    I must say I am also puzzled by Oprah. She has more money than God – she could afford to take a break and get herself a world class education. But she promotes this crap on her show instead.

    Acquisition of money or fame ≠ competence in any other respect.

    One would hope that would be obvious to everyone.

  5. January 3, 2011 at 6:39 am —

    After hearing my first skepchick podcast as the 2010 Xmas special, I really want more. It was so awesome.

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