Afternoon Inquisition 10.27

It’s Monday. It’s cold. Everything is running a little slower and more reluctantly than usual. Let’s go with an easy question today; one that will warm us up a little bit.

Who is the sexiest skeptic alive?


Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.

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  1. I would have to say Kirsten Sanford is the sexiest woman. The sexiest man has to be Steven Novella.
    I guess.

  2. Every female astronomer out there is tied for first.

    Astronomy + Chik = hawt

    After them, Amanda Peet.

  3. Oh god, that’s a hard one. I going to have to go with Jaimie from the Mythbusters. Or Rebecca. I think it’s a tie.

  4. @Mully410: WINNER.

    I say that with all objectivity intact.

    As for my vote, well . . . I lose all objectivity and can’t vote. If we rule out anyone I’m currently sweet on, and only go with people I’m not friends with, jeez, I guess . . . Hugh Laurie?

  5. You know the attractive one… The female…. The one that would sleep with me, I have to keep my high standards. What? Stop looking at me like that.

  6. “thanks for the votes you guys- talk about a day booster!”

    I’d make a photo of my awesome abs into an avatar, but that’s crossing a line for me. I’ll let Elyse vouch for their radness if she feels so inclined. (or any of the other skepchick she passed the picture to like a damn trading card. I feel so cheap. Damn you all.)

  7. @Zamboro
    lol- i’m a horny scientist- for me there is no line. well, either that or i passed it so long ago it might as well have never existed, sort of like stuff that happened before the big bang

  8. Alright, I’ll get my Skepchick bias out of the way first…

    1. Rebecca Watson.
    2. Sam Ogden.
    3. Me.

    And now for my un-skepchick-biased opinion.

    Obviously Phil Plait.

    Oh crap. I just realised how many skeptics are bald and old enough to be my father. >.<

  9. HA! I’m not sure what I was smokin’, but when I agreed with “Jamie from Mythbusters”, for some reason I was actually thinking of Kari!


    Nothing against Jamie. But, c’mon, Kari’s so much hotter…

  10. It’s a tossup between Teller and Stephen Fry.

    Yes, really. I have a thing for Mr. Fry’s voice. *sigh*

  11. D.J. Grothe, no doubt!!

    Which reminds me of the time when D.J. Grothe took me and my other fifteen year old friend and a few other college students to see Dark Knight at a showing that got out at 3:30 am.

    When he started driving us back he turned to me and said “make sure your mother knows that I’m gay. I don’t want her getting the wrong impression about me taking fifteen year-old girls to movie theaters at 4:00 in the morning.”

  12. HA! I definitely read it first as : “Who is the SEXIST skeptic?”

    …which 1) is just bad grammar and 2) made me think really hard to come up with something. I’m so glad I was wrong.

    I’m not sure who is the sexiest, honestly. Hotphysicsboy is definitely hot as hell….speaking of which:

    When you were talking about the big bang, you were using that as a metaphor, right? *grin*

  13. Beaker from the Muppets. I have just decided this.

    (aw, come on, you know he’s gotta be a skeptic).

  14. I had listened to the SGU for a while before I first saw Rebecca (on YouTube). I had convinced myself she couldn’t be sexy, just to save myself the potential disappointment. I was totally wrong.

    I can’t avoid giving at least half a vote to Kari, though. My DVR gets a workout during most Mythbusters episodes. Somebody should edit together all the 3-second shots where she’s doing or wearing something particularly hot.

    I’m glad to see Steven Novella on the list, but if the women were voting on looks, wouldn’t Bob and Jay get more votes? I think Jay’s a very good-looking guy.
    And I’ve never actually seen George Hrab, but based on his SGU interview, if I were gay he’d be near the top of my list.

    The picture of Ann Druyan on the back of “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” is very attractive. Being Carl Sagan’s widow and co-author gives her massive extra credit.

  15. Drew Barrymore! I’m can’t actually find a reference for her being “godless”, but both her directorial work and the comments I’ve heard from her strongly suggest she at least qualifies as a “skeptic”!

    For the ladies (and gays), I’ll nominate Bruce Schneier.

  16. @carr2d2: I second that motion! :D
    David Tennant DID utterly abuse Catherine Tate about her love of astrology! Ah …the Doctor Who series 4 withdrawal symptoms… they hurt!

  17. Well, hottest Skepchicks are: hotphysicsboy, TheSkepticalMale (‘cuz he’s local and I don’t know of anyone else in Phoenix!) and of course Jessica.

    Oh, hell, you’re all hot.

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