Skepchick Quickies 5.6


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

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  1. Their primary concern is whether or not Ilyumzhinov revealed state secrets to the aliens. Does this mean that the Russians have been hiring aliens to do covert work for them, and therefore, they suspect that their political and economic rivals are doing the same?

    I understand that the aliens would need to fund their expeditions somehow, and as far as I can tell, anal probing has not been lucrative for them.

  2. @Skepotter: Perhaps anal probing tourism is a big thing among the alien hordes and there’s a lucrative business for aliens who want to visit earth and get in some probing while on vacation.

  3. Slightly OT (if such a thing can be on a “quickies” post) and I hope this isn’t taken as spam, but I’m excited that my “Science vs. Pseudoscience” class was approved for next fall. Now I just have to get students to sign up for it….

  4. That ‘Linux vs E.Coli‘ article was pretty interesting. It just goes to show how different things look when there’s a designer monitoring things and coaxing stuff into a specific direction …

  5. @marilove, thanks! I’m really excited about the class, even though my spare-time reading has now been taken over by texts about creationists, psychics, and racists posing as social scientists.

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