Prepare for…boobquake!

Now, this a freethought initiative I can get behind; or rather, in front of.

This Monday, April 26th, freethinking women around the world are encouraged to sport their decolletage in order to trigger…an earthquake.


Boobquake” is the brainchild of Jennifer McCreight (rhymes with “right”), an atheist and genetics/evolution double-major (no pun intended) at Purdue University who blogs at the popular Blag Hag.  Bookquake is a response to this recent comment made by Iranian cleric dumbass Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi: “Many women who do not dress modestly… lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”

To test this extraordinary claim, McCreight calls for “other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts… With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake.”  Oh, and there’s a Facebook page.  Bronski!

Anyway, I think this is a fantastic, fun way to publicize freethought and scientific thinking, and to mock the outrageous claims made by religious leaders like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and Sedighi (whom I’d never heard of before this).  Send pictures.

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