Skepchick Quickies 11.16



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

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  1. November 16, 2012 at 10:59 am —


    I didn’t even know there was a controversy surrounding how Pterosaurs Took flight.

    • November 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm —

      I didn’t know that science journalists generally fail to read the primary source – that blows me away – but it also explains a few things!

  2. November 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm —

    I’m not sure I believe that the rhetoric in the Petraeus scandal wouldn’t just be reversed if it was a lauded female public official having an affair with a married man. Of course the hardcore misogynists like Pat Robertson would still blame the woman, but I suspect that the media and government officials would treat, say, Condoleezza Rice or Nancy Pelosi in just the same way. Paraphrasing Chris Rock, that shit’s not about gender. It’s about power. The American tradition is that it’s always some slutty underling tempting their moral betters into sin and debauchery.

  3. November 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm —

    I loved the dogs – posted the link to friends, family and grandchildren!

    Wonder how many takes it took to make this video? It would have taken a lot of patience.

    As one absent friend once said, to achieve great communication and make it look simple and easy, is in fact extremely hard.

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