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Skepchick Quickies 12.3

December 3rd, 1992, was the day that the first text message was sent. In case you’re wondering, the message was “Merry Christmas.” Also, check out this article on the best and worst aspects of mobile connectivity.

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. A few comments on the article on Jen Kirkman were rather dissapointing. But what would one expect on such a touchy issue?

    I suppose it mainly refers to those who are on Twitter or some other social networks to speak out?
    Asking, since I’m not on anything (except LinkedIn, which hardly counts, IMO) but would love to speak out against the trolls.

    1. After reading the article, I clicked through to the MA’AM tumblr and read a number of the pieces posted. Only then did I click through to the Twitter account. My own interpretation was the speaking out could certainly happen on Twitter or any social network, but the tumblr itself would serve as a kind of central archive. I might be misinterpreting, as I admit I didn’t have a whole lot of time to day to read more than about half a dozen of the posts there.

      As it happened, reading those posts reminded me of a blog post I’d written almost a year ago about a moment of reflection about my own privilege. I decided to link to the post on Twitter, and then the MA’AM Twitter Person asked if they could add it to the tumblr. Why of course they could. I believe it will appear in the next few days there.

      So I guess that means the speaking out can happen, well, wherever. As just one nobody guy, I don’t presume my own voice will count for much by itself, but as one of many, I hope it will contribute something positive.

  2. Mary

    When I first saw that story about how publicly funded UK faith schools would required to teach evolution, I was excited, even through I questioned the wisdom of having tax payer money fund religious schools. It wouldn’t even be constitutional here in the states.

    Than I saw the second article and I realized that I should have suspected that creationists would find and take advantage of whatever loopholes they could.

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