In a very unsurprising turn of events, especially in the light of the relatively enlightened LA having problems funding rape testing, it appears that Texas is charging rape victims up to $1800 for gathering evidence against their attackers.
When your head has stopped spinning and vomiting what looks very much like pea soup, consider that this the the same state where by a vote of 11-2, the door is wide open for religious anti-knowledge wingnuts to explain to children that the world is only 6000 years old.
Am I becoming an old fart? I remember doing physics (Doc Williams, bless ‘im, always good for an astronomy red herring) at school and having Geiger counters and shit and watching radioactive decay in progress, and from that extrapolating some very big numbers for the age of stuff. It’s these peoples ignorance of basic, high school science that leads so such belief in sky fairies.