AI: Apologies

AI: Apologies

I must apologize yet again for being unprepared this week. My life has turned extra crazy lately, and my involvement here has suffered for it.

You all are free to discuss whatever strikes your fancy (movies, music, TV shows, the news), or if you want at least a little structure, you can try this throw away exercise:

You can write one letter/email/text/tweet to anyone currently living or already dead, and you can ask them anything or request anything from them.

To whom do you write? What do you ask? Request? State? What should be Sam's punishment for being so ill-prepared?

The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm ET

Sam Ogden is a writer, beach bum, and songwriter living in Houston, Texas, but he may be found scratching himself at many points across the globe. Follow him on Twitter @SamOgden


  1. Dear Charles Darwin

    Please read Gregor Mendel’s paper Versuche über Pflanzenhybriden (Experiments on Plant Hybridization) in the journal Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereins Brünn, Bd. IV für das Jahr, 1865 Abhandlungen:3–47 (published 1866.) This demonstrates that traits are inherited discretely, hence solving a major problem with your theory of evolution by natural selection.

  2. To:  Samuel Hahnemann
    From: The Future
    STOP! Just…just stop. PLEASE!

  3. To: Aeschylus
    Look up!

  4. Note to emperor Constantine the Great:
    Don't do it!

  5. Dear Academy of Fine Arts Vienna,
    Please accept Mr. Hitler to your art school.  With a little training he could make a fine landscape painter.  Just trust me on this.

  6. Dear Sam,
    Your "punishment" should be be to find/post more of your excellent quizzes.
    That was fun!

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