Skepchick Quickies 12.30


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

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  1. That rapture thing reminded me of this service. For the low, low fee of $40 per year, they’ll store “sensitive” documents to be sent to your “left behind” loved ones. I’m guessing that subscribers are loading up the servers with bank account numbers, passwords and lock box combinations. What could possibly go wrong? O_0

  2. It seems like “marketing Jesus-approved birth control” would neatly combine items 2 and 3.

    Also, if we’re getting picky about spelling, “sweetner” needs another “e.” As is, it sounds like something William Shatner would say to his mirror.

  3. Teens don’t keep virginity pledges and pledgers don’t use birth control – I know this has been said before but it bears repeating.

    And you can count on proponents to take the hint the very same day creationists deign to understand what a theory is.

    By the way, which of you young’uns will be kind enough to bring me a parka to Hell when that day comes?

  4. @Andrés Diplotti: Huh. Look at that. Stabbed in the back by a previously unnoticed homophone. I never realized there were two different spellings.

    Uh, I mean, YES! It was a subtle joke on how self-congratulatory CAM proponents tend to be. I’m glad somebody finally noticed that I slipped that in there.

    No I didn’t.

  5. Amanda: My irony meter doesn’t work so well at this time of the morning so I might be missing something, but how is a plant not a product of chemistry? Its not made out of photons.

    Having said that, I’ve heard this stuff is pretty good, and it doesn’t fall apart when heated like aspartame does, so it can be used for cooking.

  6. @Oskar Kennedy (LBB): Last time I was Catholic,
    “Jesus-approved birth control” was the Rhythm Method. There might be some True Christians out there who don’t hold with counting, though.

    Then again, the Rhythm Method is biologically-informed selective abstinence, so it’s about as likely to work among horny teenagers as absolute abstinence.

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