Filias Cupio commented on the post, Humanists Must Unite To Show That Black Lives Matter, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 2 months ago
It seems to me, as a distant observer, that “stand your ground” means if there is a confrontation, rather than backing off and attempting to de-escalate, you can “stand your ground” at which point either the other person backs off or
* If you are white and the other person is black, you get to shoot them.
* If you are black and the other…[Read more]
Filias Cupio commented on the post, Quickies: Ebola’s history, pasteurizing breastmilk via smartphone app, and earthquake scientists’ convictions overturned , on the site Skepchick 3 years, 3 months ago
The breast milk article contains a glaring error.
“South Africa notches over 1 million premature births per year.”
This seemed very unlikely to me. Fortunately they link to their data source, and it shows 1059000 total live births and ‘only’ 88000 premature births.
Filias Cupio commented on the post, Quickies: The earliest US website, rights of pregnant women, and common misconceptions, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 3 months ago
That’s all well and good until you go bankrupt and the rights to your body get sold off.
Filias Cupio commented on the post, Quickies: First species to copulate, baby DNA, and an update to Jack the Ripper identification, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 4 months ago
I saw the “Scientist proves identity of Jack the Ripper” headlines months ago and thought “pull the other one, its got bells on” and didn’t bother to read the accompanying article.
Am I supposed to be pleased or displeased when my cynicism turns out to be justified?
Filias Cupio commented on the post, The Top 10 Reasons to Ban Me from Bay Area Science Festival, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 4 months ago
I could worry about checking that the red blood cells pictured were mammalian (or a very few salamander or fish species) as other vertebrate red blood cells do indeed contain DNA, and that there were no white blood cells (also containing DNA) in the sample from which the picture was taken, but as this comes from GamerGate, I feel absolutely sure…[Read more]
Filias Cupio commented on the post, Quickies: First woman to win Fields Medal, hemp supercapacitors, and cyberstalking, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 6 months ago
Here is a great article about the achievements of all of the 2014 Fields medallists.
Filias Cupio commented on the post, Quickies: Making Coffee in Space, Forensic Science, and Avoiding Eden Foods, on the site Skepchick 3 years, 7 months ago
Re: soccer/neutralizing men article.
In the comments on the article, there is some discussion about what would happen if men and women played in the same league. For most sports, testosterone and/or body size/shape make men vs women competition uneven, and so they play in separate leagues. Tennis is an example. For a long time, women tennis…[Read more]