• Skepotter posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    I wonder what the people assigned “deep sea worm” are going to use for public washrooms. I’ve not seen that designation anywhere . . mind you, I’ve not been to Utah.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    If a study measures ‘x’ and finds it statistically insignificant, reporting that fact obviates the need to answer “Yabbut, did you consider/measure ‘x’?” over and over again.

    • Yes. It may just mean that larger numbers are needed.
      A statistically insignificant effect may still be important.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    How do the incels not see that if women really were subhuman shallow whores, it is only the incels who would be getting laid. Good men would be handling it themselves.

    Seriously, I thing incels are an insult to every human who is decent and just.

    I am assuming the MRAsians referred to are Americans of Asian descent. China actually does have…[Read more]

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    AFAIK, every culture socializes male abusiveness differently from female abusiveness. I wonder if there would actually be a difference if the socializations were non-gendered.

    When the abuse is violent, males are stronger and do more damage on average. I think that tends to skew our perception of the harm.

    The bottom line is that we need to…[Read more]

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    I don’t know if Pot was tasteless or not. I never tasted him.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    The Effat College Story is a nice counterpoint to the 25th anniversary mourning of the murderous rampage at L’Ecole Polytechnique.

    Equality loses battles here and there, but we are going to win the war!

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    The myth is that cattle see in black and white. They have dichromatic color vision.

    http://www.neitzvision.com/content/publications/1998-Jacobs-Dichromacy_cows_goats_sheep-VisNeuro.pdf

    Another triumph for skepticism.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    An excellent interview with actress Lucy DeCoutere (Trailer Park boys) about her interactions with Jian Gomeshi and the fallout from that. If anyone still has lingering thoughts that Gomeshi’s kink is on trial, this will dispel them (or ought to).

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=478445

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 5 months ago

    – – Brings a whole new meaning to ‘Ladies’ Home Journal’

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    “I was raped” is not an extraordinary claim. “I was raped by aliens from Jupiter” is an extraordinary claim.

    When someone tells me she has been raped, I am not a skeptic, I am a friend. I accept her and her story at face value.

    If I were a detective whose job it was to investigate, then I would be a skeptic.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    Boobquakes, and now hypnotits. What’s next? Atomic Bums?

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    Didn’t Scotus recently decide that racism in America is a solved problem? Such learned folks couldn’t have been wrong about that, could they?

    [/sarcasm]

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    The only OTC healthcare products that I can think of off hand that are available free here (British Columbia) are hypodermic needles and condoms – both available at needle exchanges, and condoms from several healthcare agencies. The characteristic they have in common is protection from communicable diseases. Given the health problems that women…[Read more]

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    Lots more good stuff on and from Rosetta here http://rosetta.esa.int/

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    Dunning betrayed the trust of his followers. Yet, for some reason, your nose is out of joint because those followers are feeling betrayed? How does this make sense to you?

    • What, exactly, did I say that made it seem like I was arguing that betrayal was an inappropriate response? I myself feel extremely betrayed by Dunning.

      What I was criticizing was the snide, gloating “sweet sweet schadenfreude” response that was and is typical on this thread, and the repeated, silly ad hominem attacks about rapping and so on.

      • So, your is a tone problem. Duly noted, thanks for your opinion.

        • Comment sections are the place for opinions, are they not?

          I AM concerned about the tone of this discussion, but I have other concerns as well, expressed in my comments on tomorrow’s post (which, incidentally, was a much better post by Rebecca than this one was).

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    Libby Anne (Love, Joy, Feminism blog) does a superb job of describing the nuances of religious coercion. The above bit is more of a travesty. A toy for the dudebros.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    I’ve been using congresscritter since the ’60’s. I got it from a magazine editor, probably John W. Campbell.

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    This is the first I’ve heard of sunscreen cooties. I know many men who use it, and many who don’t. I rarely use it because I detest the feel of oily greasy substances on my skin. I detest doing repairs on my auto for the same reason. My adaptation to skin health is to wear a t-shirt most of the time. Before the association between skin disease and…[Read more]

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    If a parent is present or available, the parent’s resources will be brought to bear on the problem. If the story is about the child’s dilemma and the child’s victory, then it must be the child’s resources which are brought to bear. If a parent is available, but their resources are not brought to bear, the reader will need to know why, or the story…[Read more]

    • Big time Harry Potter SPOILER ALERT!!!

      I feel there is a bit of that thought with regards to Dumbledore, as Harry’s ersatz father figure many thought that he allowed the very young Harry to handle his own problems a bit too much. Rowling mitigated this a bit by surrounding Harry with adults who (as is latter relieved, especially with Snape)…[Read more]

      • What does it say that when reading the comments above, my first thought was also of Harry Potter? πŸ™‚ I still don’t know if Dumbledore was right to pretty much ignore Harry, especially in the middle books, when Harry was so tormented. (This was before D knew he was dying, which I think changed things in the last two books.) But it is pretty…[Read more]

    • This was a problem in the first season of Roswell. Due to time/money constraints, they kept writing the kids’ parents out of the script. Since these kids were in high school, this was *barely* acceptable, but it left a lot of weird spots in the plot. Where *were* your parents when you took this three day trip to such-and-such to fight some…[Read more]

  • Skepotter posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Thicke as a Bricke . . . that gives me an idea for a song . . .

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