Skepchick Quickies 6.26

Skepchick Quickies 6.26
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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.


  1. Avatar of scribe999

    ‘”If it closes that clinic,” Gov. Phil Bryant was quoted as saying during the bill-signing ceremony, “then so be it.” Mississippi would then be the only state with no abortion clinic.’ — they really do like being tops in a lot of awful categories in Mississippi, don’t they?

    • Avatar of marilove

      That comment is pretty telling, I think.

      Also telling is the fact that they are far, far, far, far stricter on their laws and regulations for abortions than they are actual birth.

      • Avatar of scribe999

        Well, they need more impoverished, undernourished babies to subdue the Earth or some other theocratic nonsense I guess.

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    That mauling of entanglement made me cry. Otherwise the holistic computer page is hilarious.

  3. Avatar of davew

    Researchers create a new male contraceptive that you apply like lotion

    I could see how this would work nearly 100% of the time if correctly applied. The correct application would take both hands, time, some sweet talk, a gentle touch, maybe a little Barry White…

    • Avatar of bibliotequetress

      My thought exactly. Maybe not *both* hands, though:

      “I am so mad at Farrah Fawcett-Majors. She is so conceited. She has never called me once. And after the hours I’ve spent holding up her poster with one hand”

      -S. Martin (Of course)

    • Avatar of marilove

      Yeah, I was thinking, this sounds kinda fun…

  4. Avatar of scribe999

    As somebody on i09 put it, without proof of Nessie, you can’t use Nessie as proof of anything else.

    • Avatar of criticaldragon1177

      That’s an excellent point, I thought of that myself. Its clearly another major creationist fail. If there was anything wrong with Evolution, they could do much better than that, plus why would proving nessie’s assistance disprove evolution?

      • Avatar of weatherwax

        It wouldn’t, but it’s a common delusion in the creationist camps that it would. A large number of the current cryptozoologists are in fact creationists who believe they can prove evolution is false if they prove the existance of nessie/ bigfoot/ yeti/ etc.

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    Glad you liked the story I sent you enough post it here. I’m amazed that another person sent you something about the same story.

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    By the way, I forgot to tell you I found more on this Creationists using Nessy story. Here’s Americans United For the Separation of Church and State’s take on it.

    Weird Science: Taxpayer-Funded Religious Schools In Louisiana Teach Monstrously Bad Biology

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    When I was in college I practiced Holistic Computer Medicine. It was a running joke I did, I knew what I was actually doing, but most of the time if I talked about the actual computer hardware or software no one understood anyway so I would just make crazy crap up about the phases of the moon affecting hard-drive failure rates. I got more than one person to really believe me.

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