Skepchick Quickies 10.15
- Critics voice concerns over new electrical meters – Another EMF scare, from John.
- Christopher Hitchens, a humanist at heart – From Chasmosaur.
- Love makes you increasingly ignorant of your partner – This was sent to me by two people, cerberus40 and my partner of much longer than 4 years. I’m going to go quiz him on what my favorite food is.
- Why science matters: A scientist’s apology – From Mark.
- Cute Animal Friday! Maria found this video about how slow lorises will eat your brainz! Tom sent in this picture of a red squirrel adult and baby. And from Siobhan, a tiny baby marmoset.
The Why Science Matters Link isn’t working.
However, I don’t see any difference between the link posted and the link I can cut out.
@Mark Hall: You’re not wrong. I got an error page too, even though it worked fine earlier. But then the page refreshed, or redirected, or something, and it worked fine.
I’m going with server-side issues.
@Peregrine: Yeah, must be on their end. It’s working fine for me, if a little slower than it should be.
Red squirrel? Cute. New born baby squirrel? Not cute.
So I just read the Wired article so maybe I shouldn’t judge the study but…
They are trying to test the effect the length of the relationship does has on knowledge and they DON’T control for age?!
Why are they testing young couples and old couples? Why don’t they just test old couples in lifelong relationships and old couples in new relationships? How is that not obvious?
…but like I said, maybe it makes more sense in the original study.
Regarding the Wired article – I also only read the Wired article, not the original study, so take this as you will, but…
I think that the partner ignorance (hehe) stems more from not constantly refreshing the body of knowledge you have about one another, not that you’re ignoring each other. New couples do the whole “What’s your favorite food, what kind of music do you like” because it’s new and exciting and that’s the kind of thing you ask when you first meet someone. I wouldn’t ask my Hubby that kind of question anymore (going on ten years together – woot!), but I’m sure some of his likes have changed in that time.
Favourite food? *I* don’t know what my favourite food is – how is the BF supposed to know?
I had thought platypuses were the only venomous mammal, but according to Wikipedia , there are several. Most are shrews or shrew-like. Lorises are different in that their venom is similar to the protein that makes people allergic to cats, and can cause anaphylaxis. Has anyone ever stabbed anyone in the face with a loris?
dammit, now I want a slow loris!
I want a toothless loris. I’ll be happy to feed it soup.
I’m suprised you didn’t include the compulsive cat.
New age therapy flowchart
@biodork I must agree @weaterwax I wonder how the cat learned that behavior
After 27 years of marriage I do not know my wifes favourite food but two nights ago she asked me what I wanted for dinner. My reply was “do you want 1 slice or 2” She is still trying to work out how I knew she wanted pizza. That’s how well married people get to know one another.
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