Quickies: The harm of psychics, female scientists, and why we don’t read


Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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    1. That article was tl;dr, though. Of course we skimmed it. ;)

      (This isn’t the only example. Notice the #CancelColbert campaign, which basically is outrage at pointing out how outrageous it would be if something like the Washington Redskins happened to another ethnic group. I’ll assume it’s some meta-joke.)

      Besides ‘wasting money’, homeopathy also offers false hope to the terminally ill, and keeps those who can be saved by modern medicine but would be dying a century ago from seeking real medicine. Which, like psychics, qualifies as the worst kind of scum, preying on the extremely vulnerable.

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