Quickies: Font Nerdery, Creationists Fight a Child Over a Fossil, and Hobby Lobby’s Investments in Contraception

It’s April 2! Which means that it’s officially not April Fools’ Day anymore! Honestly, I don’t like April 1 because I’m too easily pranked. (It took me a second to realize that “Rotisserie Chicken” movie on Netflix was a prank.) Did you get through the day unscathed?



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. Mary

    I heard about that issue with Mammoth fossil. Hand it to a creationist to turn something that should have been really simple into a controversy, because they don’t the reality of what science has to say. Creationists, destroying education in America, one state at a time.

  2. I find this an excellent opportunity to make you envy Norway’s political climate. Norway’s tiny Christian People’s party just announced a new proposal for reducing abortion numbers. They currently have a bit of influence by being a necessary support party for our new conservative coalition government, and with just 6% of the parliamentary seats got some annoyances into the government platform, like an increased focus on Christianity in our elementary school subject Religion, Life stance and Ethics (and a renaming to Christianity, Religion, Life stance and Ethics), and the right of primary physicians to not sign referrals for abortion (that women don’t strictly need, but …). Their plan for reducing abortions though includes the following:
    * Free contraceptives for women under 25. This includes IUDs and hormonal subdermal implants.
    * Sex ed from age 13

    They want to include more information and guidance along with the contraceptives, but it still seems a lot more rational than what appears to be the mainstream opinion among American conservatives.

    1. Bjornar, that’s awesome, could you guys send a couple of longships and invade Australia – please? We will surrender straight away and become a model colony, I promise!

      Seriously though, that minor party may not remain so rational once its power grows.

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