I’m letting other people’s writing do the secular sermon heavy lifting this week.
Firstly: Tim Minchin’s beat poem on skeptical principles and the scientific method versus feel-good-woo was animated as a short film, and has just been released for everybody to enjoy online.
Transcript available on this post at Wandering Primate.
My absolute favourite quote from this poem is:
Do you know what they call
That’s been proved to work?
Secondly, from a Thread of Feminist Doom on Pharyngula, this sentence came up in response to a fairly standard nature-nurture evopsych-fallacy argument, and I think it’s one that we should engrave upon our obstreperal lobes:
male and female humans are far more alike than different on almost every measurable trait other than uterine volume and penis length
H/T to Mattir, OM for the quote on sexual dimorphism.