Skepchick Quickies 5.8

  • History Channel might do something right– They’ll be premiering a new show called EVOLVE on June 17th and the first show is on eyes.
  • Pap psychology– A Jezebel post about a Radar article on the weird/funny/disturbing comments that women have heard from their gynecologists.  Haven’t we all had one of those moments?
  • Smells like holy spirit– Review of the book Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination. Was the alternate title WWJSL?: What Would Jesus Smell Like? Via Improbable Research.
  • The benefits of a big bottom-  I couldn’t not include this.  Subcutaneous fat which collects in the butt and hip area improves sensitivity to insulin, which offers some protection from diabetes.
  • Scapula or pelvis?-  I had to include this to satisfy my osteology love.  The scapula is a deeply weird bone that can be very confusing when it’s in pieces.


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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  1. That scapula-or-pelvis question bugged me ALL the time when I was digging in a cemetery last summer.

    P.S. I am an archaeologist, not a mad scientist grave robber….

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