Speaking of stuff I’m doing, my friend Amy Davis Roth is a skeptic, outspoken feminist, jewelry maker, and all-around cool person. She wrote a really wonderful essay at Skepchick.org about skepticism, how we met, and why we’re friends. You should read it.
Also, she’s coming to the Boulder Science Festival, and is giving away a free ticket (and maybe two)! If you want to win one, all you have to do is leave a comment on her post and say “ADD MY NAME TO THE HAT”, or send her a tweet (her username is @surlyamy). It’s that easy. She’ll announce the winners shortly.
Also, check out her SurlyRamics site; she has great sciencey hand-made jewelry that’s really cool (like the pendant pictured here). If you buy stuff from her Etsy store it will also help her buy those giveaway tickets. Tell her I sent you!
[P.S. If your name is Lisa W. and you registered for the Festival, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! There was a problem with your registration that we need to straighten out. Thanks.]
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.