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Skepchick Quickies 12.19

On December 19th, 1843, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol went on sale. Bah humbug!

Mary

Mary

Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. December 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm —

    Yesterday’s news but ugh, I’m lost for words:
    Karachi polio killings: Vaccination workers shot
    (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20767138)

  2. December 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm —

    Mary,

    I’m really starting to like George Take.

  3. December 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm —

    Thanks for the 26 moments. I really needed that.

  4. December 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm —

    Mary,

    By the way, I didn’t notice that thing about terry Jones until just now. I’m really glad they didn’t listen to his bigoted stupidity.

  5. December 20, 2012 at 1:06 am —

    The scary thing about the health workers is that the CIA had done some fake work in the area that likely added to the anger of the Taliban

    http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/the-cia-and-the-polio-murders.html

  6. December 20, 2012 at 1:08 am —

    The story from the Onion about the final victory of the women’s rights movement (by finally putting a man in charge of it) is actually 5 years old, which explains why feminism is now an historical irrelevancy.

    [For the sarcasm-challenged, that was an example.]

    [[Or was it actually a new story with a fake dateline, showing that I am also sarcasm-challenged?]]

  7. December 20, 2012 at 5:16 am —

    That’s a great series of Quickies, Mary. Some laughs, some interest and some very uplifting stories.

    Wish I had been in Times Square for that – awesome stuff!

    • December 20, 2012 at 7:05 am —

      Thanks, I do try not to make it too sad in the mornings! :)

  8. December 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm —

    So have they actually come up with a theory of Intelligent Design, or are they just criticizing evolution?

    People are trying to get intelligent design into textbooks, but nobody seems to have written it yet. I am unemployed. Clearly there’s no kind of requirements to be a scientist in the field. I could do that.

    I’m going to come up with a bunch of testable hypotheses for this fledgling science. Hey, where do you buy those lab coats?

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