John the Drunkard commented on the post, Evolutionary Psychologist: Lesbians Exist Because Straight Men Want Them To, on the site Skepchick 1 week ago
The existence of non-het folks is an immediate refutation of the whole basis of evo-psych. Not to mention the prevalence of non-reproductive sex among heterosexuals.
Take your six-shooter out and put six holes in the side of the barn. Then paint a target around each hole. Every hole becomes a perfect, retroactive, hit. Take any social…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, No, Baby It’s Cold Outside is NOT Rapey (But it IS Related to Rape Culture), on the site Skepchick 2 months ago
Thanks for the reminder. The song is as sex-positive as it dared to be in the late 40s. Supposedly, Frank Loesser and his spouse preformed it as a ‘go home’ message at parties for years before anyone would record it.
A quick wiki-check hints that there was no Xmas association to the song until the 1990s. I performed it in college back in 1977…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, How a Fragment of Bone Told Us About a 90,000 Year Old Cross-Species Booty Call, on the site Skepchick 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Seems worth considering that our current Neanderthal DNA percentage (3% for people from Europe or Asia) might measure the proportion of Neanderthals to ‘modern’ humans during the period they (we) lived in parallel.
John the Drunkard commented on the post, San Francisco’s Hottest Cult is like Scientology but with Sex, on the site Skepchick 7 months, 4 weeks ago
They’re even weirder than this post suggests. Their own material is just ridiculous.
They gush about ‘orgasm’ but actually move the goalposts, so actual, real-life orgasms are set aside for some ill-defined ‘orgasmic’ whatever.
The fingering is to be done on a timer, 15 minutes only thank you.
The LEFT index finger is the only one…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, The Racist Reasons why Tiffany Haddish Drinks Turpentine, on the site Skepchick 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Of course, before 1900 or so, NOT getting medical care wasn’t such a terrible thing.
When Tuskegee started, the only treatment for syphilis was Salvarsan, or other arsenic compounds. They were so toxic that only about 15% of patients were able to complete the treatment, which often had ghastly side-effects. The real crime starts when sulfa…[Read more]
Even without the toxic bro-dom, how can we speak of an ‘atheist community’ if it would have to include red-diaper Stalinists and Randroids under the same tent?
Not believing in any deities doesn’t even preclude devotion to other superstitions, e.g. all the idiotic evo-psych MRA/PUA horseshit.
Did routine male circumcision ever catch on in Iceland? The US situation had nothing to do with Judaism or Islam, rather with frantic anti-masturbation crusades by John Harvey Kellog etc.
Jewish circumcision is outside medical control, and is demanded in the first few days or weeks of a boy’s life. I believe there are active Jewish anti-circ…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, This Congressman is Too Grossed Out About Women to Do His Job, on the site Skepchick 1 year ago
But…if we make the world better, jeebus won’t come!
Its tribulation, one damn’ kotex at a time.
That ‘object’ sample is the worm in the apple of ‘consent’ language. Safety from coercion is barely a minimum on the way to autonomy, active self-interest, and the framing and owning of personal desire and intention.
The Right, if it even thinks about consent, will frame it as transactional, or severely compromised by coercion and peer-pressure.
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Quickies: Anita Sarkeesian’s Haters, The “Whiteness” of Public Radio Voices, and Walking can Help With Depression, on the site Skepchick 4 years ago
Well…Anti-vaxxers, rather than being Marin-county sandal-wearers, turn out to be: misinformed, credulous, lacking in critical thinking skills, at least on the fringe of conspiracy-mindedness.
In other words they arrive at their position just about the way most Americans derive all their political/moral/scientific positions. All floating about…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Anti-Vaccine Activist Cancels Tour Over Bomb Threat (So She Says), on the site Skepchick 4 years ago
Never underestimate the capacity to rationalize away negative evidence. Anti-vaxx nuts already claim that ‘polio’ isn’t really the same illness. According to Peter Bowditch, in Australia, ALL of Tenpenny’s venues cancelled her appearances when they learned of her reputation.
And Bowditch fails to grasp that, in the US, Osteopaths are recognized…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Quickies: Spiderman, scientific literacy, sorority sisters, and Binding of Isaac, on the site Skepchick 4 years ago
Given the threat, the Fraternities should be shut down on Saturday. Apparently NON-sorority members are fair game?
Of course, the number of Americans who think ‘Muslim’ is a race is significant. Along the the flat-earthers and climate change deniers.
Still, wow! No Asians, including South Asians, no non-Hispanic Native Americans….? Who took the survey? Who were the people questioned? Hobby Lobby shoppers?
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Quickies: Sexism makes women sick, Kamala Khan, and outing adulterous “family values” lawmakers, on the site Skepchick 4 years ago
And what was ‘Islamophobic’ about these ads? Apparently the accusation of Islamophobia removes all responsibility for argument. I am not, in theory, opposed to ‘wheatpaste’ attacks on public advertising. But there has to be a real reason, not the usual ‘taking offence.’ As the Marvel character is unveiled, the paste-overs might be censored in…[Read more]
Dieudonné is a racist, anti-semitic asshole, who deserves nothing but contempt and scorn. Seems he is vastly popular with neo-nazis and islamist thugs. Whether he is worthy of arrest is another matter.
Fred Phelps and David Duke never faced arrest for their toxic spewings either. France and Germany do have speech laws, many around Shoa-denial,…[Read more]
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Global Quickies: Lost Fairytales, Heroe Doctor, and Egypt Doesn’t Like the Exodus Movie, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 1 month ago
Hmm. The actual, ya-know, BOOK of Exodus doesn’t mention the pyramids at all. A reason that some cast doubt on the whole story, though the ‘land of Goshen’ was where the short-lived Hyksos dynasty was located.
AND. The bible suggests that three days of high winds ‘parted’ the body of water. No earthquake.
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Quickies: Gender matters in computer science, “meninists,” and a product review of the knapsack of white privilege, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 2 months ago
Gee. Are those Larxist-Meninists?
John the Drunkard commented on the post, Skepchick Sundaylies! Gift Guides, Circumcision, and Dealing with Holiday Stress, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 2 months ago
I seriously doubt that anyone would spend a moment considering circumcision as a disease prevention strategy except as a means of continuing an existing tradition. Think how we could make breast cancer a thing of the past by routinely performing mastectomies on pre-adolescent girls?
Pro-circ arguments are always justifications for not stopping…[Read more]
Climate change and addiction/alcoholism seem like stock denials for the ‘libertarian’ crowd. I have no idea whether Randi himself has any particular enthusiasm for the Randroid subculture, but many of his close supporters (Penn Jillette etc.) DO.
Randi has made the point that he is a lifelong teetotaler himself.
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