Rebecca Watson's Posts

Captain Janeway, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Us?

I believe that our resident astronomer Nicole will soon be posting about the new geocentric documentary, “The Principle,” but in the meanwhile, here’s a bit of a rant about that, plus our expectations of actors and how Kate Mulgrew is anti-abortion and that makes me even sadder. Close-enough transcript follows! PS: If you like these videos, why not become a Patreon supporter mayb... »

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Jenny McCarthy at DSW Tomorrow

Everyone here already knows that Jenny McCarthy is famous these days mostly for promoting the dangerous and continuously debunked idea that vaccines cause autism, as well as related misconceptions concerning both vaccines and autism. And everyone already knows that she continues to get a platform on television and in the mainstream media, regardless of how many times other people speak up about ho... »

Americans Ignorant of Their Own Religious Beliefs and History

Americans Ignorant of Their Own Religious Beliefs and History

It’s a new YouTube video! Enjoy. Close-enough transcript follows. Reminder: this video was brought to you by viewers like you, who support me over on Patreon! Pew Research has just released the results of a new survey testing US Religious Knowledge and guess what? A lot of people know jack shit about religion. Their own religion. 51% of white mainline and black protestants think “do un... »

Louis CK on Why Men Are Awful to Women

Louis CK on Why Men Are Awful to Women

Louis CK: you know who he is, you know he’s often hilarious and that he’s at his best when he’s talking about privilege in a way that can hit home even for clueless dipshits. He hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and his opening monologue was packed full of awesome commentary about the poor, women, and religion. Those of you in the US can check it out on Hulu: Here are... »

Open Letter to Ellen Degeneres: Don’t Promote Theresa Caputo, the “Long Island Medium”

Open Letter to Ellen Degeneres: Don’t Promote Theresa Caputo, the “Long Island Medium”

A new video! Close-enough transcript below. Hey Ellen. We need to talk about Theresa Caputo. She’s the “Long Island Medium” who claims to be able to talk to the dead, and you’ve had her on your show in the past and you’re planning to have her on your show again. To be fair, if Theresa Caputo can do the things she claims to do, it’s not just okay for you to promote her but it is your moral imperati... »

Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Quickies: Homeopathy Recalled for Containing Medicine, Sloth Exists for 45 Years

Amanda is busy working undercover in The Vatican, where she hopes to find out once and for all what the Pope wears under his robes. In the meanwhile, I have taken over the Quickies! Homeopathy company recalls products that may have real medicine: “In this case, however, the FDA found that the process Terra Medica used to make six of its products could introduce the antibiotic penicillin into... »

He Said, She Said, He Sues: The Ongoing Saga of Ben Radford & Karen Stollznow

He Said, She Said, He Sues: The Ongoing Saga of Ben Radford & Karen Stollznow

Last year, we reported that paranormal investigator and former Skepchick contributor Dr. Karen Stollznow wrote an editorial for Scientific American in which she describes sexual harassment at the hands of a colleague who the Internet promptly identified as Ben Radford. Radford claimed innocence, though he had been mildly punished by his employer, Center for Inquiry, after they hired an outside fir... »

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This Week in Miracles: Sharks, Babies, Sports

What has the Lord brought us to show his loving power? Let’s check my Google alert mailbag for this week. This baby who was born prematurely with a hole in his heart, had a heart attack, multiple infections, and bleeding in his brain. This 10-year old girl who was attacked by a shark. This guy becoming a bishop. This hockey team beating another hockey team. This baby whose mother died in a c... »

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