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Boobquake Results

April 27, 2010

In response to the Muslim cleric’s claims that scantily clad women create earthquakes, Boobquake was celebrated yesterday to see if massive amounts of exposed cleavage and skin could indeed cause an earthquake. The results are in:

I think boobquake succeeded. We exposed these beliefs for their ridiculous nature, encouraged people to think skeptically, and of course, had some fun. What else could someone ask for? (Less creepy misogynistic guys who miss the point? Yeeeaah, agreed.)

So, sorry Sedighi. To quote something that was floating around twitter – women can move mountains, but they don’t cause earthquakes.

Read the entire scientific investigation HERE.

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  1. Jeremiah Brown permalink
    April 27, 2010 10:03 am

    Just to be completely fair to the Muslim cleric, what he meant was that women showing more skin would lead to more sexual immorality. The end result would be Allah’s judgment on society through a greater frequency of earthquakes. That’s how I read it anyway. Honestly, there are quite a few Christian ministers that have said essentially the same thing in the past (though they used hurricanes instead of earthquakes).

    Certainly we’d reject both claims as fairly silly, though there is a kernel of truth. A nation that rejects God will find itself under His judgment, though it’s rather presumptuous to point to specific natural events and claim that they are manifestations of God’s judgment, and it’s especially arrogant to go a step further and claim to know the specific sin for which that judgment is being exacted upon said nation.

    • Jeremiah Brown permalink
      April 27, 2010 10:06 am

      Forgot to include my original point:
      Boobquake is certainly amusing, but anyone that takes it seriously or as a reasonable test of the cleric’s claims is missing his point as well.

    • Jon H permalink
      April 27, 2010 10:58 am

      “That’s how I read it anyway. Honestly, there are quite a few Christian ministers that have said essentially the same thing in the past (though they used hurricanes instead of earthquakes).”

      And whenever a church gets destroyed by a tornado? Must be all the fornicatin’.

      • Jeremiah Brown permalink
        April 27, 2010 10:37 pm

        Nah. It’s punishment for the men not pissing against the wall…

  2. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    May 4, 2010 1:33 pm

    And now for some theme music:

    A little momento from classic Doctor Demento…

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