“There Have Been Talks of Decriminalizing Evolution”

Recently at this year’s Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner, John Hodgman took President Obama to task for his unabashed nerdiness. Conan the Barbarian, Dune, Vulcans . . . hilarity.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. @mrthumbtack: Shai Hulud!

    Which, we all may recall, translates as “Old Man of the Desert”, also known as “The Big Maker”.

    Do I get to be a Presidential advisor now?

  2. It wasn’t quite Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner under Bush, but that was just a perfect fit for him. Someone involved inviting Colbert was in trouble after that one.

  3. Every time I see or hear things like this showing the world how amazingly awesome us geeks are, my heart swells with pride.

  4. @SaraDee:
    You’re right, although “Shai’tan” is also used as a name for the worms, I totally forgot the name “Shai Hulud”.

    Good job!

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