Skepchick Quickies, 2.13

  • Vaccine-Free Schools – Amanada brought up vaccinations before, and here’s another piece on vaccinations in schools, including the religious and philosophical reasons you can opt out. Quoted: “Given the increasing number of states allowing philosophical exemptions to vaccines, at some point we are going to be forced to decide whether it is our inalienable right to catch and transmit potentially fatal infections.”
  • Exorcism Undergoes a Revival Across Europe – “Citing modern ills, hundreds of priests have trained to expel the devil.”
  • Scientology Protests Start Across Australia – I know there were also protests in other areas – if someone knows a particularly good article elsewhere, feel free to leave it in the comments.
  • Why Housewives Need Science – A clip from a 50’s educational film that explains to girls why they’ll need science as married women – to cook, of course!


Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. We actually had a class at my university called "Chemistry in the Kitchen". It was designed for non-science majors' science requirement. I always wanted to take it for kicks and giggles, but I didn't have time – I was too busy with the non-housewifey kind of chemistry!

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