Skepchick Quickies 9.6


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

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  1. There’s something really peculiar going on on the Bug Girl – Spineless article. I cannot click on any of the links, nor can I comment. On this page everything is fine. Any idea what the problem is?

    1. Hmmm, that sorted it. Sorry about that. There should be an edit/delete button. Anyway, thanks for that Hugos link!

  2. Amanda

    I can’t remember who came up with the suggestion, but I think that some said that the day after December 21st 2012, we should have a “world has not ended” party.

    1. In 2011, purely by coincidence, my local skeptics’ group picked May 21 for its spring banquet. We later discovered that this was the day Harold Camping had chosen for the Second Coming. This prompted discussions about whether we should start with dessert in case the world ended before we finished lunch.
      I’m told that British skeptics tracked down Camping believers on the 22nd just so they could say, “Cheer up, it’s not the end of the world.”
      Since December 21st is a Friday, people might want to move their weekend plans forward.

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