Skepchick Quickies 11.04


Maria D'Souza grew up in different countries around the world, including Hong Kong, Trinidad, and Kenya and it shows. She currently lives in the Bay Area and has an unhealthy affection for science fiction, Neil Gaiman and all things Muppet.

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  1. WTF? The bosses in Warner Bros. didn’t want McGonagall to fight snape?! She is awesome, why would they want to change that?

  2. The study seems to be about dogs on leash vs. off leash, not so much about being walked by men vs. walked by women. As someone who grew up in a house with up to ten dogs at a time, I have a lot of anecdotal experience that dogs on a leash always act more aggressive than off the leash. They also act more aggressive when in a crate vs. out of one. Something about being confined makes their territorial instincts kick in or something.

    As for being walked by men as opposed to women, it looks like the study just had people walk their own dogs, so it seems to be more about how aggressive the owners trained their dogs to be or how likely they were to select aggressive dogs in the first place.

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