Science & Scientology

This is a total plug for my buddy Matt. He’s a sweet, smart, funny fellow who recently decided to follow his dream to open his own science store in his hometown of Philly. Spectrum Scientifics now has an online store as well, so I’m going to encourage you all to bookmark it and give him some love the next time you need a carnivorous plant, a telescope, or a robot. Yeah that’s right, I said a robot. That’s how much Matt rocks. Or how about a nice slice of agate for mom tomorrow?

On another note entirely, I happened by the most recent protest of Scientology today as an anonymous crowd marched from the CoS headquarters down Newbury Street to Copley Square, where there was much dancing, merrymaking, and educating. Many of the protesters brought pamphlets, and I overheard a lot of people on the street and in the Square talking about the Fair Game and Photos are up on Flickr.

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Aw, I’m kinda bummed that the science store is in Philly. When I first read, I failed my Critical Reading check and just assumed it was in Boston. So I was all stoked to go and check it out.

    Alas, life disappoints me yet again.

  2. The correct answer is, “None! Jesus took them all away!” Then you start preaching, and praying in “tongues,” and dancing about; Let them know how much you love them personally, and embrace them in a loving way; Weep with compassion and kindness; and then they go away and leave you alone.

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