Skepchick Quickies 12.12

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!



Mary Brock is a scientist who works on drugs you've hopefully never heard of. She enjoys cooking to Blue Grass music, messing with her cats, and hosting the Boston Skeptics' Book Club. She was born in the South but loves living in New England (despite the lack of chocolate chip pizza). Mary does not use Twitter and don't even try to follow her, because she is always looking over her shoulder.

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  1. December 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm —


    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. December 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm —


    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. December 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm —

    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.

    • December 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm —


      Glad you enjoyed Eric Hovind making a fool of himself as usual! Only I think he was unwittingly funnier than normal this time.

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