Skepchick Quickies 5.19
- Ben Stein: IMF head is really only guilty of being rich -Some of Stein’s explanation: “In life, events tend to follow patterns. People who commit crimes tend to be criminals, for example. Can anyone tell me any economists who have been convicted of violent sex crimes? Can anyone tell me of any heads of nonprofit international economic entities who have ever been charged and convicted of violent sexual crimes?”
- Protein flaws responsible for complex life – “A comparison of proteins across 36 modern species suggests that protein flaws called “dehydrons” may have made proteins less stable in water. This would have made them more adhesive and more likely to end up working together, building up complex function.” From Mike and Donnie.
- Why there is so much stupid on the internet – From w_nightshade.
- Micro-aggressions, cat-calling, and triggers – “It’s spring in New York, which means the warm air has ramped up the sexual tension on the streets, and it has become harassment season. I decided to take on this project when I heard a man on the train proudly proclaim, “It’s skirt season — time to finally see all the goods!” as he ogled a group of younger school girls.”