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Skepchick Quickies 12.12

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Happy Birthday to Erasmus Darwin! He was a physician, inventor, and advocate of many progressive causes.

Some of those links were a little depressing, so I’m going to leave you with this clip of beautiful scenery set to soothing music. Also, the feminist bookstore in Portlandia has too many vagina (vulva) pillows!

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4 Comments

  1. Mary,

    By the way, I saw that Animal Planet documentary about dragons. Its called “Dragons A Fantasy Made Real.” Its sort of a cross between a science documentary speculative fiction. Its basically asking, if Dragons were real, what would they be like? How could such a creature function biologically. If Eric Hovind actually doesn’t understand that weren’t saying we have good reason to think Dragons, might have been real, I don’t think he actually watched the whole thing. Also, he should have paid attention to the title of the documentary. Oh one more thing, I don’t think Eric would like it if he saw it, because it talks a lot about dragon evolution! ;)

    Anyway, glad you enjoyed him making a fool of himself, even more so than usual.

  2. Mary

    Oh, on a much more serious note, I’m glad Savannah Dietrich had the strength and courage to speak out against her attackers. I find it quite disturbing that people can blame what they did on “youthful stupidity” given how old they were. Not to mention that I don’t think many little kids would even think about doing what they did.

  3. I love that he said “if reading’s not really your thing . That just about says it all. I do have to say that Animal Planet oddly vacillates between animal advocacy and cruelty for entertainment. As Criticaldragon says obviously the program was fun speculation; we know that the youtuber won’t bother downloading any published studies though.

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