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This week I have to go with the following response to news that a US politician named Bob Marshall blamed disabled children on women having abortions. What? Yeah.


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// Feb 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

God: State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas is punishment for electing idiots.

In a meeting with Virginia skeptics today, the Lord God revealed that he has inflicted State Delegate Bob Marshall on the state of Virginia as a punishment for electing “dumbasses”. In a quick question and answer session following a prepared speech on the topic “Stop blaming Me for evolutionary quirks”, the Creator described His decision to allow the election of people who are unable to use reason and logic as a beta test of his latest release for humankind, FreeWill 2.7.015…

Runners-up:

Joshua answering “Why are you here” with a nice movie reference:

[Gere]I GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GO![/Gere]

And Elyse wielding her scientific expertise:

@Skept-artist:

No, don’t you see? There were two control groups! One just got massages and the other got fake acupuncture! . . . and suddenly I realize I’m not being snarky because that’s actually how the researchers looked at it.

Dear Scientists,

Your experiments should not be out-scienced in less than 30 seconds by a music school drop out.

Love,

Elyse
Music School Drop Out

Congratulations to all and happy Friday!

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.

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4 Comments

  1. I’m going to win the comment of the week one of these days. I’m coming up with a formula…

    Laying the smack down+sexual innuendo+poignant+…. it’s a work in progress and I worry that if I add too much more I’ll rip a hole in the space-time continuum.

    (You see it’s jokes like that which keep me from winning this damn award!!!)

  2. @Alexrkr7: Try this method:
    1) Identify the top 20 Skepchick commenters
    2) Buy them all drinks while reminding them of your screen name
    3) Demand payback in the form of comment-of-the-week nominations.

    Not that I ever tried it, but it sounds good.

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