Skepchick Quickies 12.17

Skepchick Quickies 12.17

On December 17th, 1790, anthropologists discovered the Aztec Calendar Stone. There aren’t any Doomsday Predictions associated with it that I am aware of, but just give it time.

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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. Avatar of Grand Lunar

    Here we go again.
    Sounds to me like that judge is saying that the victim “wanted it”.
    He deserves to lose his position. Guys like him make me sick.

    That article on the Texas school is funny.
    Classic case of the pot and the kettle.

    “There aren’t any Doomsday Predictions associated with it that I am aware of, but just give it time.”

    Ah, but there is a doomsday prediction!
    We just have to wait 5 billion years….

    • Avatar of criticaldragon1177

      Grand Lunar,

      Well, speaking of the Texas School board and their school’s supposed bias towards Islam. It looks like many on the right are still promoting the idea that there is some kind of pro Islam bias in Texas public schools, despite the fact that the claim has been thoroughly debunked. As you can imagine World Net Daily is one of the publications promoting this nonsense.

      WND Pushes Bogus Story on Supposed ‘Pro-Islam Bias’ in Schools Days after it was Debunked
      http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/wnd-bogus-story-islam-bias-schools-debunked

  2. Avatar of Jack99

    The move against antivaxers in Australia was prompted by the AMA, a move that was long overdue.

    The silence of the AMA in the US has also been deafening.

    No doubt there are some members of the AMA among Skepchick readers. Perhaps a few letters could be written to the governing body urging a similar move in the US?

  3. Avatar of Buzz Parsec

    Volcano video: Holy Crap!

  4. Avatar of criticaldragon1177

    Mary,

    That Volcano time Bomb video is incredible! I can’t wait to watch the next full episode of Curiosity on the discovery channel.

  5. Avatar of criticaldragon1177

    Mary,

    Also really liked that story about the eleven year old kids finding the mastodon, Sorry I didn’t get around to looking at it, until just now.

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