Skepchick Quickies 1.12


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

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    1. I think you’re on to something. Actually I’m a scientist so I’ll happily endorse your theory and MAKE IT ACTUAL SCIENCE, cause I said so.

      Also I may be an alien hybrid based purely upon the fact that green is my favorite color.

  1. I love Ancient Aliens. It’s fun to watch and try to find all the logical fallacies.

    I’ve considered making a drinking game out of it. The problem is coming up with a ruleset which would allow for my survival.

  2. I wanted to say something… something…uhm… intelligent… uhm… about Ancient Aliens…
    Oh crap, all I can think of now is the Tsoukalos hair!

  3. Loved the Jim Hines thing. In my spare time I draw a lot, and I’m currently working on a project based on the Valkyries from Norse mythology (well, I say currently, but I’ve been working on this for a long time now and it doesn’t look like it’s ever going to get finished). I mostly draw entirely from imagination, using little or no models or reference pictures, but occasionally I have some trouble with a pose or some anatomical feature, and I try to look up reference photos (for example in the stock images section of Deviantart). It’s really hard to find normal, realistic poses (especially when it comes to women handling medieval weaponry), because everyone is doing the stupid, unrealistic ‘sexy’ stuff, which is exactly what I don’t want.

  4. My husband laughs at me every time we stumble upon Ancient Aliens. I leap for the remote but my blood is already boiling (not literally). That show makes me so angry because it tries to pass itself off as factual and scientific. I’m so glad someone has pointed out some of the problems with it.

    The Jim Hines project was also very cool. I love his conclusion. Between projects like that and the Women in Reasonable Armor tumblr, maybe more people will get the idea.

  5. Thanks for the “Striking a pose” bit – I think I found some interesting new sci-fi/fantasy from that blog post.

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