I sort of dodged a discussion today about the difference between the rational and the spiritual approach to understanding the universe. I didn’t want to engage in the discussion then because it was a derailment of an otherwise interesting topic. Instead I decided to write down some thoughts here. Firstly, I am a scientist, well a student […]
So a Girl Walks into a Comedy Club…. The post above tells the story about a woman who came into a stand-up show with her friend. The comedian was Daniel Tosh. Apparently this guy thinks rape is hillarious: So Tosh then starts making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how […]
I don’t have much to say about the discovery of the Higgs that has not already been said, other than this: It is also quite fun to observer ignorant and clueless people post comments like these: Thanks to @leftytgirl for the last image.
I was alerted to this great new initiative on Twitter today. I instantly loved it! First National Organization for Atheist Women Mobilizes Atlanta, Georgia – June 28, 2012. Secular Woman makes its debut today as the first national membership organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women. You don’t […]
When I recently watched the video recording of the panel debate from the Women in Secularism conference (which I posted here), a comment Rebecca Watson made about how gender stereotyping affects performance in mathematics and science caught my interest. She referred to a study mentioned in the book Delusions of Gender. I got the reference […]
I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]
Jen McCreight just got a fun comment on an old blog post that she reposted for our amusement. It is a wonderful little thing of insanity. I decided to play with it. The comment by WanTan Silo is in blue. PZ’s reputation as a reasonable scientist is definitely tarnished by the way he sets aside reason […]
Far too often some celebrity or prominent person that I like say something stupid or insensitive or hateful. Far too often that person will be either too proud or too ignorant to acknowledge what they said or did was wrong. Far too often they will dig themselves further into the mess by getting defensive and […]