Skepchick Quickies 10.8

Happy Columbus Day, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your three day weekend. Unless you’re unfortunate like me and you don’t get the day off. In which case, Happy Monday! Try to pretend that the reason your commute was less busy is because everyone else just got to work really early. (For a more serious discussion on how Columbus affected the world, pick up a copy of 1493.)


Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. I’m in Europe and don’t get the day off.
    Of course, the actual anniversary of Columbus strictly speaking dramatically failing to discover America isn’t until friday which is also Kirk Cameron’s and mine 42nd birthday. (No other relation, though.)

    1. Happy birthday! Soon you will BE the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe… and, well, everything!

  2. I well remember Sinead’s performance that night. A friend recorded SNL as a matter of course but didn’t have a clean tape for that night… and we knew they would never re-air that! (And they didn’t. I’m still kind of surprised they didn’t pull it from the west coast feed.) We all knew her career in the US was over from that point on (and we weren’t even in such an overly-religious political clime as we are now), and while we all speculated on why she did it and had (mild) disagreements over whether it was “right” of her to have done so, we all agreed that it was brave and an important piece of television.

  3. Mary,

    So upsetting that anyone like that would be able to serve on the house science committee. Its not like there isn’t mountains of evidence supporting evolution, not mention the utter lack of evidence that Satan exists, or the fact that the scientific theory of Evolution doesn’t deal with morality.

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