Skepchick Quickies 7.8

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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Although I agree that Dawkins is not a fundamentalist, this statement is flat out wrong, “Most believers echo Robertson, Falwell or Haggard, Osama bin Laden or Ayatollah Khomeini.” Many? OK. But most? That’s just absurd.

  2. Well I dont find it paticurliary surprising that NASA suffering from ‘puritian syndrome’ which seems endemic in the US at times. Sometimes I wonder how these people take a bath without being offended.

    The Soviets/Russians have been studying it since the 60’s (at least in animals), Asimov proposed some conjectures about it 1973, and dozens of papers covering the biological, psychological and mechanics of it have been written.

    For the theorised basics, some of the problems, and a lot of refernce matherial… see

    One amusing bit is the problems of fluids in zero gravity….” Couples making it in mid-room will spew particles of various fluids into the air which will stick to walls, viewports, TV screens, telephones, and even the participants themselves…“.

    Everyone gets to lie in the ‘wet spot’.

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