Let’s Get Naked for Skepticism!
Oh, autumn. The crisp air, vibrant leaves, and skeptics disrobing for the camera. And football! I do love football.
But of course the nudity is the point of this post. That’s right, it’s once again time to order your Skepchick Calendar! Not only do we have a fresh batch of fantastic photos, inspirational quotes, and great dates in skeptical history, but we also have a second calendar full of dudes! They include James Randi, Michael Shermer, Richard Wiseman, Phil Plait, George Hrab, and plenty more. The calendars are $20 each for Skepchicks or Skepdudes, or buy one of each gender for just $35 total, plus shipping and handling.
Find out more by going to www.skepchick.org, where you can order by credit card, check, or Paypal.
Hooray, it's finally ready for orders! *skepgasm*
are we, the loyal blog readers, going to get any hints on who the cover dude & dudette are?
I'll leave the getting naked for skepticism to other people.
Now, if you ever need anybody for a "Why Nude Beaches are a Bad Idea" calendar or a "Why 30-Something, Flabby, White Men with a Farmer's Tan Should Keep Their Shirts On in Public" calendar, I'm your go-to guy.
I second TheCzech's comments (except I am a flabby white woman).
On the whole I think the calendar(s) are great but I have to admit to a bit of envy. Normally I can look at pictures of beautiful people and think to myself "yeah, yeah, but I am smarter than you" – now what is a girl supposed to do?!
Hmm, I think I'll be able to do more for Skepticism by staying clothed…
Kvetch, kvetch, kvetch….
I am more than happy to display my raw, naked, throbbing–
Yeah, but you have one big thing going for you. You are a woman. A woman can have an imperfect body and still look good naked. The male body is inherently ludicrious in appearance and therefore needs to be much closer to perfect to distract from the overall silliness in design.
Come to think of it, I think we have all the evidence against intelligent design we need right here. I mean really. Can anybody honestly look at the male body and think it is the result of careful design decisions? Maybe the time has come for a Theory of Unintelligent Design or a Theory of Design Committee. Teach the controversy!
Thanks for the vote of confidence TheCzech – even a generic compliment to my whole gender is a nice way to start the work morning!
I think there is heaps of evidence against the design being at all intelligent. I've always thought if there really was an intelligent designer then we would be able to fly. No really – wouldn't that be cool? If I were redesigning myself I would certainly add the ability to fly. Plus better vision and hearing and a more acute sense of smell. Once you get started the list is endless. I mean honestly we are meant to be the crowning glory of some intelligent designer?? Seems a little unlikely really.
Before we start adding new features, let's fix some of the old ones. Our musculoskeletal system is in dire need of a redesign. We walk upright with vertebrae clearly designed for a quadruped. We have common chronic back, neck, and muscle pain because we just aren't built for the modern life we live. I'd like to see an upgrade there. I wonder if the designer has a form I can fill out.
But I agree, flying would be damn cool.
Once you get started the list is endless. I mean honestly we are meant to be the crowning glory of some intelligent designer?? Seems a little unlikely really.
Yeah, as a product of evolution, humans are pretty damn amazing. As a product of design, we suck.
It is probably just a result of seeing one too many Far Side panels but the cover photos look like something from a shoot for "Bon Appÿtit for Desert Scavengers". Especially the Skepdude version: "Dibs on the spleen!"
I've met Dr Shermer, and seen him without a shirt. Nice chest. I have a picture of me and Mr Randi, all dressed up. I respect him greatly, but I don't think I want to see him even partially undressed.
But I bought the calendar…
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