Happy Turkey Day to the Americans and happy “woohoo another Thursday” to everyone else.
- Florida gay adoption ban ruled unconstitutional – “A judge on Tuesday ruled that a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from adopting children is unconstitutional, declaring there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone to prohibit anyone from adopting.” Italics are mine. Here’s a good reason to be thankful.
- Taking advantage of desperate people is a happy economy tale? – Day to Day’s coverage of the uptick in people seeking advice from psychics is far from skeptical.Â Gabriel Brawley sent this in and suggests, “I think it would be a good thing for as many as are willing to send a short email to the show telling them what they think about this credulous treatment of psychics.”
- Don’t be that guy – Amanda Marcotte does a great job explaining why men with healthy, mature sexualities stand to benefit from aligning with feminists on the topic of street harassment.
- Orac on denialism – In response to Matt Nisbet’s appearance on PRI’s The World.
- Science supersized your turkey – So supersized that they have trouble mating.Â Urk.Â Also, “Americans eat a pound of sugar every two-and-a-half days. The average amount of sugar consumed by an Englishman in the 1700s was about a pound a year.”