Skepchick Quickies 11.10



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

Previous post

Kurt Metzger Totally PWNED Me!

Next post

AI: The Thickening


  1. November 10, 2011 at 10:30 am —

    Love the new Girl Scout badge designs but what caught my eye while on Neatorama was a recent article.

    The Duggars are Expecting #20

    WTF is wrong with these people?

  2. November 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm —


    Think we are just lucky we are here, that “How unfathomable were your odds of coming into being?” just backs up that idea.

  3. November 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm —

    The new merit badges seem like a load of newage (rhymes with sewage). “Science of Happiness”? I have a better idea: Girl Scouts should be able to earn all the same merit badges that Boy Scouts can.

    On a related topic: Is there a scouting-like organization that has gone co-ed?

    • November 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm —

      Why do you assume that the boy scout badges are so different? Inventor, public policy, website designer – those seem like great badge ideas to me. I think inventor was around back when I was a scout, or at least something like it.

      And why would the Girl Scouts want to be more like the Boy Scouts? They’re two totally separate organizations and the Girl Scouts don’t discriminate.

      • November 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm —

        I’ve got to say that I actually thought what @pciszek said when I first saw them too but then I don’t know what requirements the Science of Happiness or Voice for Animals badges would consist of.
        I assume it might be something like a volunteering badge and animal advocacy which, if that’s true, would be better names.

        I agree that the Girl Scouts should want to be less like the Boy Scouts rather than more.

        As for co-ed clubs there’s alway 4H and FFA.

Leave a reply