Skepchick Quickies 5.10


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

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  1. Ten great zingers…
    No. 10 Lewis Thomas:
    ” The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.”

    I love it.

  2. I like “This isn’t right. This isn’t even wrong!” I get so many questions during a day that are framed so poorly… when I’m not telling people how to print, I’m trying to figure out what the hell they actually want.

  3. “Einstein, don’t tell god what to do.”

    That’s great. Looking behind the curtain at the relationships between these Big Names is a lot of fun. They respected each other, yeah, but they probably gave each other a lot of shit, too.

  4. While I tend to trust Scientology about as far as I can throw a “thetan”, I wonder how some of the Republican lawmakers objecting to this would react if this was a “Bible-based” morality and ethics program.

    In any case, if schools are having problems funding music, the arts, athletics and a myriad other programs that help build character and good citizenship, how is it they might have money left over for morality lessons from a UFO cult?

  5. Here’s a quote from Christopher Johnson, ND,from the Homeopathy story:

    “I had no plans to be a doctor,” he says.

    Well,I guess everything is going as planned then.

  6. All 4 comments on the NVCC homeopathy course are highly skeptical. Maybe we’re getting through to more people?

  7. Here’s a favourite XKCD of mine:
    I’m going to justify plugging it on Skepchick by the fact that the scientist and the young would-be-scientist are female. (More accurately, I infer that they are intended to be female by their hair style.)

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