Skepchick Quickies 2.9



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

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  1. February 9, 2012 at 10:15 am —

    The elusive Snuffleupagus caught on tape!

  2. February 9, 2012 at 11:14 am —

    So, we’ve got a bunch of crap in a river, and a bear with a fish in its mouth.

    • February 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm —

      It is a woolly mammoth. Because Jebus saved it. I can’t be the only one who has noticed the miraculous image in the river’s eddies? It’s definitely Jebus (or maybe Osama bin Laden.)

  3. February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am —

    Naw, can’t be a wooly mammoth. I mean, where’s it’s jetpack? Just stands to reason.

    • February 9, 2012 at 11:42 am —

      Wait… Mammoths come with jet packs?! Curse my deficient NZ anthropology degree! They never told me this!

      • February 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm —

        Well of COURSE your anthropology degree wouldn’t have covered mammoth jetpacks! You probably only studied Homo Erectus jetpacks, and the like. You would have needed to study paleontology to hear about mammoth jetpacks. Totally different fields of study.

        • February 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm —

          Don’t be ridiculous! This should have been brought up when they talked about mammoth hunting practices. Why they neglected to mention that the real reason Neanderthalensis died out was because the mammoths kept escaping being driven over the cliff face by using their jet packs is beyond me. MY WORLD IS FULL OF LIES.

          • February 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

            Probably the real reason nobody mentioned the jetpacks was that were just so damn common. I mean, back then you couldn’t walk two paces without tripping over some stupid jetpack! Since both the mammoths and ancient hunters would have had jetpacks, it all pretty much evens out and becomes unworthy of mention! Kind of like in physics equations where the speed of light is assumed to be present. Jetpacks are like that.

  4. February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm —

    I’m exited they finally found a heffalump, even though I suspect piglet forgot to put its glasses on and it was just his friend Pooh.

  5. February 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm —

    And MRAs wonder why the courts generally side with the mother in custody cases. They can STFU anyway, but if they really mean what they say, they should start with changing the idea that fathers are just babysitters. It certainly wasn’t women that created that idea.

    • February 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm —

      My thoughts exactly. They complain about women getting custody but aren’t willing to take the responsibility to BE BETTER FATHERS. And then they beg the question of why men who contest custody generally get it by claiming that men don’t contest because they know the deck is stacked against them.

  6. February 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm —

    Could it be!? A living, breathing Shoopuf?

  7. February 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm —

    The “mammoth” I first thought would be a video graphics putup, but when you get to the last half of the video you can see pretty clearly it’s a brown bear carrying a fish in its mouth. You even see the bear’s small ears flick in some frames.

  8. February 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm —

    That river monster sure is tricky…It can even make itself look like a slurry of debris.

  9. February 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm —

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