Skepchick Quickies 12.25

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! (In case you aren’t well versed in 90’s holiday movies, That’s from Home Alone. And if you are a fan, you must watch this now.)

  • Christmas Icon Reform ( Video ) – I love alternative (to me) Christmas characters! From CriticalDragon1177.
  • Alan Turing Posthumously Pardoned for 1952 Homosexuality Conviction – About time!
  • The Largely Forgotten, Cynical Genius Behind A Christmas Story – Read this if you are stuck watching that 24-hour marathon.
  • How to ruin Christmas: A holiday guide to arguing with conservative relatives – “Holiday rule #1: Never, ever argue politics. But if you must, here’s how to beat your right-wing relatives.” I’m not saying you should, but it’s here if you want to.
  • Mary

    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. Alan Turing I would think, belongs to a small group of humanity who could rightly claim to have saved millions of lives! His recent posthumous royal pardon for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality can be seen as a nation coming to grips with an outrageous injustice (and as Mary states, “about time”).

      The argument against giving this pardon was (paraphrasing) ‘he new the law at the time, and new he was breaking it’. But now that it has been acknowledged (inferred) that it is the law that was unjust, it would be my hope that the all who are, or were, also convicted of homosexuality, also be given such a pardon. Now that would be a legacy to Alan Turing that I fantasise that he might think worth having died for.

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