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In the name of science, I offer my boobs

This little bit of supernatural thinking has been floating around the blogosphere today:

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader.

I have a modest proposal.

Sedighi claims that not dressing modestly causes earthquakes. If so, we should be able to test this claim scientifically. You all remember the homeopathy overdose?

Time for a Boobquake.

On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that’s your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I’m sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it’ll be one involving plate tectonics.

So, who’s with me? I may be a D cup, but that will probably only produce a slight tremor on its own. If you’ll be joining me on twitter, use the tag #boobquake! Or join the facebook event!

(Confused? Angry? Think my science is crap? Read a serious explanation of boobquake here)

Comments

  1. says

    can us men join in do you think? should we wear revealing clothing as well (although no doubt my flat mates would rather I didn’t)

  2. says

    Technically the cleric only singled out women, but I’m not one to stop men from dressing immodestly. I’m sure it’ll offend god just as much, if not more.

  3. says

    I’ll risk it. ;) I think 4 workdays is plenty of time to update the homeowner’s to include earthquakes (lol). I have a friend in Terre Haute is DD or bigger; I’ll make sure she knows.

  4. says

    Believe it or not, men who wear clothes that are too tight are cruelly harassed. My ex told me that an Air Force soldier went out in Riyadh wearing a pair of super-tight jeans, and upon returning to the base, the soldier had to be hospitalized because Saudi men pinched his ass so hard. Pretty sick, eh?So go ahead, Sam. I want new china. ;)

  5. says

    I see you forgot part of the quote there. The promiscuously part may be an important ingredient. How is it to be a true test without fully testing it.

    A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

    I may be enticed into helping out all those women who wish to behave promiscuously. :o

  6. says

    The problem I have with this is that it’s just TOO easy for them to say that the big earthquake that will inevitably happen within a [insert time period here, week/month/year] was because of our boobs, and it was just a delayed reaction.

  7. says

    I shall wear a tight and low cut, cleavage bearing shirt to highlight both my massive rack and my 9 months pregnant belly: boobs + evidence that I put out. Surely that’s good for a rattle or two!

  8. says

    I think it is the complete opposite of inappropriate. It is in fact a necessity. How are you going to get your chastity corrupted without photos?It is the age old question. If a tree fell over in the woods (next to a hot babe of some kind) would it make a noise (aside from probably startling the aforementioned hot babe) and would any young men be lead astray.

  9. says

    Yeah, wingnuttery abounded today, between Pillhead Limbaugh and the Iranian godbag.As has been noted before, religious nutjobs who blame women for the ills of the world miss out on gorgeous boo…er, I mean, beautiful women.

  10. Gill says

    I’m with ya! I’m an E cup so I should produce some worthwhile seismic activity all by myself! LOL

  11. JesseS says

    Do you think it will count if I head down to the joke shop and buy a massive pair of fake knockers? I mean, if regular old boobs can offend God then surely a hairy guy in a tank top and plastic DD’s will give him an aneurysm, right?

  12. says

    I’m talking about a massive quake. I mean, if immodesty causes earthquakes, we should get a big one, right? At least bigger than when we’re all covering our boobs.^This silliness is what happens when you try to use supernatural logic.

  13. says

    Well I have done my part and invited the women on FB that I know will love this =)As for me…hmmm. I initially said on the event that I would find fake boobs. I could do that, or go all out and gender bend that day. We shall see. =)

  14. says

    So, April 26th is now an international holiday, right? I mean, either millions of people die, or billions of people have a great day.

  15. Julia says

    If only I had a sexy, low-cut atheist/science shirt…Frig. Someone needs to get on that!

  16. says

    “I want new china” huh?there seems to be a lot of support (hem hem) for this on Facebook – no idea why. I think we should set up a disaster cause bingo: after each disaster some group is blamed by a religious wingnut (gays, women, blacks, foreigners, porn, other god(tm) ) , we could have prizes…

  17. says

    This is a great experiment and should be repeated many times in order to generate as much data as possible. And documented on film, of course.The learned cleric’s hypothesis has, however, already had an empirical test of sorts. If he were right, the most earthquake-prone places in the world would be Scandinavia and eastern Europe, while the most quake-free region would be the Middle East. Since it’s actually the other way round, maybe the real cause of earthquakes is wearing beards and turbans and talking nonsense.

  18. says

    Nah, it’s manga wot dunnit. Most of the world’s earthquakes happen in Japan, though not always destructive. (Actually, POI, my Norwegian city does get mild earthquakes from an offshore epicentre. Maybe whenever someone downloads a picture of Jen?)

  19. MadScientist says

    Good luck – we applaud you for mammarian contributions to science. Now what magnitude of boobquake are you aiming for? If your magnitude target is met or exceeded that day I’ll suggest your group immediately qualify for the second round of the Million Dollar Challenge. Sure an Iranian may have come up with the idea, but the money goes to the person or people who actually demonstrate the claim. The live telecast of the MDC would also likely be a huge draw to the boob tube.

  20. says

    Good one!Infidel is right, no one does public nudity like the Germans. And may I remind the gentlefolks herein assembled that there is a village in Austria called Fucking?

  21. janiceintoronto says

    I’m an E-cup girl. How many points on the Richter scale is that worth?If I only expose one boob, how will the logarithmic scale be affected?Questions, questions, questions…

  22. AshPlant says

    I agree. For once ‘POIDH’ is a necessary call for the ensural (?) of scientific accuracy. Also, Boobs.

  23. mijan126 says

    No kidding! Score for the lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, try-sexuals, and anyone who simply appreciates a nice set of jugs.

  24. says

    If really you are going to cause an earthquake, the consequent shaking-boobs effect can increase the immodesty. The positive feedback loop so ignited will likely destroy the planet!

  25. mijan126 says

    I have a friend who’s a 38-J. No, that’s not a typo. I’ll see if she’s willing to join in. :D

  26. says

    janiceintoronto,According to my calculations one breast would by roughly a 5.6 and both you be a staggering 8.4 on the Richter scale . So please only expose them were there are appropriate building standards. God help use if you have polymastia. The resulting shock wave would ring the earth like a cheap bell at a cat house. Mary only sort of likes Jesus

  27. madarab says

    Big boobs are nice enough, but lesser endowed women shouldn’t feel turned away by the comments.

  28. bscottandersen says

    Boobqaukeshould beBoobquakeI just wanted you to know I was paying attention and not, say, staring at your… well, you know…

  29. Chip says

    In solidarity with my female counterparts I will wear my tight Jockeys and flaunt my buldge…I know its not in the same league as the power of boobs…after all it has never caused anyone to walk into a street sign…but I offer it up anyway for the cause. I have sent this to my 4 sisters and 6 neices. 20 boobs and buldge

  30. says

    Take your favorite, slightly worn, science shirt. Cut a line from the center of the collar, down to your favorite cleavage revealing length. Fold the pieces under, or over, depending on your preference. Push up bra optional.

  31. says

    Congratulations, I think this is an ingenious piece of consciousness-raising. A mass display of total nudity in front of a mosque would be even better. I’ll just have to get over my dislike of the loathsome word ‘boobs’ — it seems to me redolent of the incomprehensible American obsession with large ones. Small breasts are so much prettier, just as ‘breasts’ is a much prettier word than (ugh) ‘boobs’. But any size should serve the admirable purpose of ridiculing offended Muslims.

  32. aiabx says

    Being male, I have no boobs to display, but I will contribute to the experiment by being led astray and having my chastity corrupted.

  33. says

    My dear Ms McCreight, let me start by saying that I approve whole heartedly of your intentions. My only quarrel is in the logistics of such a scheme.First and foremost, you risk venturing into the realm of comedy, from that of the serious airing of grievance. Women have had, and continue to demonstrate great skill and aplomb in the latter, from the suffragettes to great modern heros such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali.But as I was telling Alessandra Stanley in Vanity Fair, the realm of humour is dominated by men and their imitators; lesbians and the butch.I would greatly donate my ample moobs to your cause, but this would rather defeat the purpose – the blame for geological activity falling squarely upon women. I am a man. This leaves you with only the option of serious activism.As much as I loathe the profound sexual repression that one finds in Islam, I think a liberal attitude to dress, as an approach to serious protest is doomed.Men will drool, as they do. In a way reminiscent of what an Australian Islamic spiritual leader referred to as the attraction of cats to exposed meat.This serves to both undermine the seriousness which you as a woman, must and can muster. This serves to confirm the worst prejudice of Islamic misogyny.And at any rate, I’m not sure that I’ll be in your part of the world in time for a first-hand ogle. Which as a man, you can imagine I’m inclined to want.

  34. alboy2 says

    I am in full “support” of this movement. You go, girl! It’s gonna be the Big One, I’m sure…and Sarah Palin will get her wish and be “taken away” for good….hahahahaha.

  35. Doug says

    It strikes me that men can (and must!) do their part as well. The theory is that immodestly dressed women lead men astray and god reacts by causing earthquakes. For a complete test of this theory, it is not sufficient that women dress immodestly. Men must also be led astray. Can I volunteer for that part?

  36. Anon. says

    And when it works – because God is quite a nasty bastard if you read the Old Testament – millions are going to die, trapped under rubble or crushed and drowned by a multitude of Tsunamis. Well, at least I won’t be among them, having been forewarned right here.

  37. Dave Leech says

    I hope you can turn this into a global event, I think the UK could do with a ‘boobs’ day on 26th April. 22nd April would have been better as that is my birthday and what a present that would have been:-)Still can’t have everything I suppose.

  38. Guest says

    For the method to work, I think your boobs have to be pointed in the direction of Mecca. Or maybe 180 degrees away from Mecca. Actually, I’m just guessing. Magic is tricky.

  39. says

    the incomprehensible American obsession with large ones. Small breasts are so much prettier So they are, but recognition of this fact is hampered by the meme that men who like small breasts are closet paedophiles. One American even wrote a book inter alia suggesting that the preferred sexual object of such men is the napalmed Vietnamese girl in that infamous photograph. I’ve encountered the same thing in my own country. So I think some of the vulgar male honking about large breasts may possibly be a self-protection strategy; rather than (or as well as) reassuring one another that they’re not gay, they are reassuring their local witch-hunters that they’re not lusting after prepubes. Of course, the Silencing Technique here is to accuse male victims of making all this up; so citation from above-mentioned book on request.

  40. Philip1978 says

    I am interested to hear about the apopleptic frenzy caused by such a mass onslaught of cleavage that is to be brought upon this planet not just by the Islamic world but of other religions too. I have got the impression that the other faiths of this world complain hysterically that they are the ones being picked on when parts of their faith are being brought into question and that “you wouldn’t say to a person of Islamic faith” is the standard retort.Now I imagine there will be complaints that you are not picking on the other faiths and that Islam is being singled out! :)I think this is a fantastic idea, I wish all you women and your amazing chests the most tremendous of adventures – my male boobs are not big enough so they will have to sit this one out!

  41. says

    …If this is seriously Richard Dawkins – forgive me for being skeptical, since that’s kind of my nature – um, wow. Hello! It’s an honor for you to drop by and compliment my idea!I agree that “boobs” is a fairly ridiculous word – that’s why I chose it. If this cleric is going to make silly claims, we shouldn’t respond by acting too seriously! Definitely no hard feelings toward my small breasted sisters. And I’ll make sure to get a photo in front of the Islamic Center on campus.And if this isn’t Richard Dawkins…damn you for getting my hopes up, but convincing effort!

  42. says

    PZ linked this topic. That kind of air time will get a load more people involved. For safety’s sake, could you somehow focus this boob energy at the moon? It would really suck if god did destroy the world with earthquakes because of this.Although, watching boobs jiggle in a 9.8 earthquake could be pretty fun.

  43. Waly Pond says

    I think we’ve all missed the point here. The cleric in question–and I question everything about the notion–has experienced this first hand, you know, the tremor that arises when women dress immodestly? He’s just a lot less accurate than Cal Tech in determining the epicenter. It’s in his pants, people!

  44. says

    While I’m a skeptic and a bit incredulous of the idea of Christopher Hitchens commenting on my blog, for the sake of replying I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt. Wow, hello!While you make a valid point about drooling men confirming Islamic beliefs about modesty, I still think the best way to counter ridiculous claims is with ridiculous mockery. Would a Muslim cleric really listen to me, a woman, if I wrote a large serious piece logically explaining why he was wrong?I’ve done a lot of serious activism so far. Time to be a little silly!

  45. says

    I dunno, I’m pretty sure Sedighi said its the adultery that causes earthquakes, not the boobs per se. His hypothesized causal chain is boobs->horny young men->loss of chastity->adultery->earthquakes. It seems quite likely, ahem, that the boobs will lead to horny young men, but it’s less clear that you’ll get all the way to the adultery. Especially since, as I understand it, you aren’t married, right? So you can fornicate, but not commit adultery.Certainly there would be some married women participating via Twitter, but it seems outside the scope of this experiment to ask them to have sex with someone other than their spouse. Nope, I think the “Boobquake” is doomed to failure. But please, by all means, don’t let me discourage you!

  46. ereador says

    There is nothing left for me except earthquakes: I have seen boobs on the intertubes; I used to be young, and I remain horny; I was never chaste, in the literal sense; and adultery — well yes, technically, but it was sort of consensual. So I am obviously doomed. Oh wait; it’s the fault of the women! I can relax now. Cool.

  47. ereador says

    I never considered boobs as WMD, although there is Monty Python to consider, and Dick Cheney, of course. Now that I think about it, are we even sure this guy isn’t just practicing his stand-up routine for open-mike Friday?

  48. says

    It’s your right to be as silly as you want, quite obviously. And I think it impossible for you to be as silly as the woman-hating demagoguery that you (we) oppose.However, permit me to put to you the idea that this can be done seriously.The female form, as it has been represented by our less than esteemed cleric, resonates a great deal in the west. We have our own throwbacks who see women as culpable in their own rapes, and we have women enabling them.There is a modern puritanism that apes this brutish tyranny, in so far as your protest could be viewed as beneath respect – even by so-called progressives. Yet there is nothing inherently wrong with what you plan to do.But imagine, if you will, the female form as it has been represented in marble throughout the ages. Imagine a mother breast-feeding her child.While prudery still does exist towards this imagery, it is far more marginal in The West than that directed at a low-cut blouse. What kind of monster could find fault in a babe sucking at his mother’s teat?We’re mammals!If it were at all possible to harness something this transcendent, I think you could really expose the full extent of misogyny, and insanity, of our friend the prayer leader.Something worth your thinking about, I hope.Now if you can excuse me, I think I’m turning into Martin Amis. Yes. Hands starting to glow. Damn Daleks.

  49. Christie says

    Absolutely. It’s not the size of the boobs but their ability to corrupt the viewer. Work it ’til the boys cry… or, well, whatever.

  50. says

    You certainly have a good point. And as an artist, I do enjoy your idea of using more transcendent imagery. I didn’t intend to imply that all images must be of hyper-sexualized, “skanky,” scantily clad women. I plan on wearing a shirt that I would wear normally on any other day – and even that would offend these types of men. Hell, I’d probably offend them just by wearing my favorite pair of shorts, and those go down to my knees!Maybe this could have been better thought out as a tactic, but to be honest, it was mostly a hair-brained joke I quickly put on my blog. Never thought it would take off.

  51. tim Rowledge says

    In this case ‘WMD’ would be correctly interpreted as Weapons of Mass Distraction.People that enjoy boobs need to take part in this important experiment; without observers there can be no corruption of those oh-so-important morals and without said corruption, no ice cream – I mean earthquakes.

  52. says

    From the homeopathy overdose article: “In a statement, the society said that homeopathic remedies should be taken under the guidance of a registered homeopath, while over-the-counter homeopathic treatments should only be used as directed on the label.”LOLWUTI thought homeopathy was that highly irrational anti-western medicine movement that resembles something you would expect from a rebellious, rambunctious, and stupid teenager. Why are they emulating western medicine practices?

  53. says

    And for breasts! Why should our breasts be hidden or blamed for anything? This is not about those who will be enjoying the scenery, it’s about not allowing irrational fear and hatred of women to ruin everyone’s lives.

  54. says

    Just a thought – what if there is a God but he’s a bit of a party animal & not at all prudish like this guy makes out? What if he was looking down at Iran & thinking “Boring bunch of grumps. I know – I’ll shake ‘em up a bit, see what happens!” – What if the small number of hotties on view were all that was keeping him from wiping them out & starting over?Just saying – I’m actually a complete atheist but hey, if they will believe in a God, why not believe in a fun one?

  55. says

    But what if it creates two earthquakes, with the waves and the troughs of them align, so it’s like no earthquake at all?You need multiple locations. Some locations where everyone is dressed modestly. Others where everyone is dressed immodestly. Still more with women dressed immodestly. And lastly men dressed immodestly.Does the “everyone dressed modestly” count as a control or do we need “everyone naked” and “no people” as well?

  56. mijan126 says

    Yes! Let the boobs be freed of their bondage! (Or trussed up in really pretty bondage, if that’s your thing.)

  57. southernfriedskeptic says

    What a brilliant idea! Gathering data for science and spreading happiness in the world with a single action. Kudos!

  58. ereador says

    It’s possible the quake may occur somewhere else in the universe, and we won’t even notice it. g(G)od is not a very accurate shot. It could also happen 200 years from now. I mean, Haiti’s pact with the devil was in, like, 1791 or something.rowr. boobs.

  59. Chris says

    I suffer the discomfort of the d cup equivalent of a penis in girth. It leaves a toothpaste tube like impression in my dress slacks. I am a black man and was copied on your experiment. I wonder if the experiment could be reversed to see what sort of ripple another ethnic background based on the myth of the black penis might cause and if plane tickets from Indiana might be suddenly bought to investigate. j/k

  60. Tam O'Tellico says

    Far more sorrow has entered this world by men showing their asses than by women showing their breasts.

  61. JDHuey says

    Also, since the Supernatural is completely capricious, there is no reason to think that the earthquake will be in the region of the immodesty – the earthquake may very well happen (in fact, is more likely to happen) someplace else in the world. So, do you really want the guilt of inducing an earthquake in, say, Istanbul?

  62. rabbitpirate says

    I think this is a great idea and should be done every year.In fact if no one else has done so I would like to suggest we make April 26th International BoobQuake Day from now until eternity.It would be a day on which we celebrate the beautiful twin wonders that are women and the scientific method and heap scorn upon those who would attempt to denigrate either.Will anyone second the motion?

  63. Deiter says

    How much would women need to show to go completely nuclear? (What kind of decrepit world is it anyway if it quakes at the (limited) exposure of a woman’s body while remaining completely disinterested in a man’s? Women should just release their weapons so we can just get it over with once and for all. Such a world isn’t worth keeping!)

  64. richardhb says

    I should warn you that April 26th is my birthday, and nothing wild has ever happened on that day–not since the beginning of time :-( So I’m afraid that the birthday damping effect will probably outweigh the boobing effect. Sorry

  65. happysam says

    I thought that was global warming, but no matter…His Noodliness will be pleased in any case (he loves strippers).

  66. says

    I find it elevating and exhileratingTo discover that we live in a universeWhich permits the evolution of molecular machinesAs intricate and subtle as boobs.

  67. Snax says

    I don’t think the is the real CH, but damn, it’s a good imitation. Got that combination of verbosity, pomposity and Trotskyite contempt for liberals.

  68. Rob says

    Nothing — no, nothing — in the world will ever be the equal of the freezing young gent I saw on Halloween a number of years ago, getting into a convertible, (car) top down, in only shoes and a leather Speedo.

  69. Zifnab says

    You have my full approval. FOR SCIENCE!If you need any sort of funding for this experiment – say… dollar bills inserted into some sort of g-string – I will be happy to provide.

  70. says

    I’m not with Richard on this one. It seems to me that a display of female mammaries only furthers the idea that women get attention by showing skin instead of showing brains. Really, what will this accomplish beyond having a bunch of men step on their tongues when viewing atheist breasts? This whole sell-our-cause-with-female-nudity gambit (beloved of PETA and some atheist websites) may be funny, but in the end seems a bit dreary and even degrading to women.

  71. mcbender says

    This is clearly an impostor; Christopher Hitchens is a much better writer than the above would suggest.As for the Richard Dawkins comment higher up, that one leaves me a bit more unsure… but I’m not willing to commit one way or another as yet.

  72. Buffy2q says

    Great idea! How about you all point your boobs toward Iran? That should really get things going.

  73. Peegee says

    Brilliant satire! Oh wait you’re super cereal!Well then, I must definitely bring cameras and video taping equipment to … properly document this scientific endeavour!

  74. jrr says

    This experiment will be invalid without a large number of observers. I will be sure to contribute that service to the best of my ability

  75. says

    I couldn’t agree with you more… especially after reading the multitude of responses to this event that have included mentions of cameras & pictures. Looking at this as another opportunity to objectify women are we now? Great plan…

  76. Xena says

    Great idea, but I’ll have to cite the tried&true. BF Skinner anybody? All Boobstock will demonstrate is that men dance around like confused pigeons when their survival is threatened, or when they don’t know whether or not they’re going to get laid.Of course, some of them are pretty cute when they’re bird dancing for boobies…

  77. Lycanthrope says

    I just want to say that “In the name of science, I offer my boobs” might just be the greatest title for a blog post EVER.

  78. HPrinn says

    I’m already quaking, and my chastity has been compromised. Please return to your burka.

  79. Dana says

    I am all for more cleavage, non push up bras should be banned. My concern is; What if there is a major quake that day. Won’t it give creedance to the nutball? Hopefully if there is a major quake it will be in Iran and Sedighi home will collapse on top of him. Then we can say the gods punished him for being a moron.

  80. Hitodama says

    Q=b+maThat’s: Earthquake levels = Unmodest women + corrupted males x adulteryI guess we’re doomed. XD

  81. teri says

    I think this is cute and funny, so go for it, but if it’s meant at all to be anything more than just a silly joke, I must point out that Sedighi is sure to dismiss it because he would say there AREN’T any Godly men to lead astray in the USA. Ie, we are already a lost cause, God has given up on us.

  82. Justin says

    As a mid-twenties, single, scientifically-minded male, I whole-heartedly support this cause.

  83. Azkyroth says

    I’ve always found that consistency of overall proportions, rather than any particular size, is key to attractiveness, personally…

  84. Azkyroth says

    “In the name of science, I offer my boobs”Huh. So is this like a raffle, or…? O.oSeriously, I endorse this. I’m trying to think of a tactful way of presenting it to the local atheist groups… >.>

  85. arthurcclarke says

    Just because I’m dead, doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy ‘Science’…Oh, and @ Dawkins: I’ve just spoken to God, and although you’ve annoyed him somewhat with your trashing of his perfect creation, he’s willing to forgive you if you can round up some female scientists in revealing clothes. He likes a good laugh after all, it seems…

  86. Mike Carden says

    Yeah thinking that immodesty causes earthquakes is about as dumb as believing that women are made out of one of mans ribs and all the other animals were made from clay by god, or some such other christian malarky.

  87. Steve says

    Everyone likes boobs and legs, it is a victory for us all! You show me someone who doesn’t like boobs and I’ll show you an alien. (Then I’ll promptly try to explain to the aliens that, contrary to popular belief, we’re not all a bunch of superstitious hicks on this speck of dirt.)

  88. says

    Sedighi’s claims already have no basis in fact. He has been disproven for decades on a daily basis. Especially on New Year’s Eve and just prior to the beginning of the Lentin season.He obviously has never been to New Orleans.

  89. mothwentbad says

    Maybe it’s more like a controlled burn sort of thing. Like, if you keep them locked up all the time, then you get an 8 or a 9 on the Richter scale whenever the finally do pop out. So if that’s the case, we don’t need just one episode to disprove it. Rather, we need a boob day once a week, at the least.

  90. Laura says

    yes! i’ll show my cleavage!too bad i can’t go to Ontario for the day on such short notice, because over there it is legal for both males and females to go topless.

  91. Paulusnz says

    In New Zealand Earthquake (and war) damage insurance is underwritten by the government. Should this succede don’t expect to be allowed entry visas should you wish to holiday here.

  92. says

    I suspect that the “choose your own way to die” scene in Monty Python’s “Meaning of Life” was a homage to Benny Hill. Me, I’d rather go for the same cast of ladies, but coated in a poison that turned into potassium cyanide only after a certain quantity had been ingested. The game would then be to see how many I could lick before it got me.

  93. Lencyclopedie says

    Although I usually find myself in agreement with Jerry Coyne, I think that you can do it, without any demeaning associations. But I do think that you should put a lot of attention to getting the experiment as scientific as possible: do the tremors obey an inverse square law or does it work via contact magic etc. ?…:) That would be a way to show your brains as well…:) Otherwise, I am all in favour of bringing giving sex and sensuality its due as sex is what is so difficult for our ever-so-religious brethren to come to grips with. Anyway, I have always thought that Lavoisier´s sacrifice is a bit too heroic, your efforts are so much easier to follow!…:)

  94. boobsheik says

    The world moves on a woman’s hipsThe world moves and it swivels and bopsThe world moves on a woman’s hipsThe world moves and it bounces and hopsI feel the earth move under my feetI feel the sky tumbling downlead young men ashtray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in societyQuick! Bring us the boob of Paris Hilton’s Breast Bitish Frend!It happens so much, that if it were not for bra, the earth would get its rocks off too.

  95. Jenny B says

    In South Africa we have a national cleavage day at the end of March/beginning of April and not a single earthquake for the past 5 years that its been going on. Wish I had boobs that were that powerful :p

  96. says

    Actually, they banned strippers just a few weeks before the eruption.This either means they were too late, or that boobs actually PREVENT earthquakes. In that case, I implore all ladies to help protect the world from natural disasters. It’s for a good cause!

  97. says

    Hey, my wife is going to join you monday, wearing a shirt that shows as much cleavage as possible! I have man boobs and will do the same (ug) lol! Boobquake ’10! See ya on twitter!

  98. becky says

    amen, sister. i believe i shall join you and get all my girlfiends to do the same. then, can we move on to the other sins-that-cause-NATURAL-disasters? please? i’d like to see the bug-eyes caused by the gay one :3. make my day!

  99. says

    Quite an important study, but I don’t know if it falls into a Nobel category. Maybe it’ll get a Boobie Prize.

  100. bobpatteson says

    I too am stuck in this wretched state of Indiana. As for the boobs, well, I fully support this!

  101. godlessheathen says

    Yeah, or we’re all godless heathens anyway, so our actions don’t matter. These folks are above empirical testing, doncha see!

  102. Jim says

    Awesome idea Jen. I’d join in but as a relatively fit (for a 64 y.o.) male, I don’t even have man-tits to make cleavage with! Looking forward to the lack of earthquakes (or as a scientific mind *must* say, the very probable lack of earthquakes)!

  103. steve says

    Jennifer, as a good scientist you know that we need to quantify the boobquake. How about the McCreighter Scale? The units might be: trainer, AA, A, B, etc. If it occurred deep under the surface where its undulations were well controlled it might be a sports bra.

  104. says

    One day won’t be enough. What if an earthquake actually does happen on that day by an unrelated coincidence? You need more trials for a larger N value, which would allow you to show better statistical significance (or insignificance). I propose that women should dress in an immodest manner for no less than a month, just to be sure there are no confounds.

  105. says

    I will expose my cleavage for science! I may be a modest B cup but this must be done in the name of research. Pictures will be taken! I will share this with my group, the Morgantown Atheists and the Morgantown Coalition of Reason! :D

  106. glendajeanne says

    Well, sir, It’s a side issue, but nursing moms get no respect either. I was one of the ones given the Rotten Tomato reward by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in 1980 for being involved in a “nurse-in” at a local shopping mall. It’s a long story, but we had to bring signs, because we just looked like women with babies and rumpled shirts, and still there was a big hoopla. Only a Madonna, it seems, can actually be seen to feed her offspring as nature intended.The whole idea that I should cover up because men might be led astray is deeply offensive, and I guess that’s the bottom line.

  107. redmolly says

    I was wondering how many box sets they made….guess I need to save up quite a bit of money, as I only have one out of the six. :PAnd yes, Benny Hill would have definitely liked this idea. :)

  108. redmolly says

    Have you ever tried to fit D cup boobs into a padded push up bra? I would suffocate to death if I nodded off sitting in my chair wearing one of those things. Not to mention I’d probably knock things off tables and counters if I turned too fast. If I fell forward, I would probably bounce right back up, though….. Push up bras might be great for the A-C cups, but after that, it’s just overkill. And highly uncomfortable. At least for me it is. ;)

  109. Ritchie says

    Yaaah! Finally my dreams have come true! Get your boobs out girls and shake ‘em! BOOBQUAAAKKE!!

  110. says

    Awesome. I’ll be spreading the word to all my female friends. That’s a hell of a post title, too. Nice one.

  111. says

    i am TOTALLY in! :Dme and my DDs will be at school with a nice pushup bra and a lowcut shirt! (i’m sure my science teacher will love it during my presentation…. :P )

  112. Daniela says

    You know, you have a lot of atheists participating in this…but as of right now, you have a D-Cup Christian girl totally jumping on this and showing off her breasts proudly!

  113. hacwind says

    Except for you’re ugly? Don’t know if it counts if you can’t lead any men astray.

  114. Joe Bloe says

    Well for the record, a D-cup would definitely be cause for a ground swell to take place. At least a few pitched tents should come up from it.At first I thought you were going for the if all of your breasts swayed in unison it would have an effect on the Earth’s spin and cause global havoc.Bravo! none the less. You are woman after my own heart and anything else you want. ;) LOL

  115. says

    You know, makes me think- do volcanic eruptions result from men wearing revealing clothing and acting promiscuously?Coincidentally, that’s what I was doing when that volcano erupted in Iceland. Surely that’s scientific enough.

  116. Marita says

    But what if there is an earthquake on Monday? There seems to have been alot seismic activity this year, how do we prove whether or not it is coincidental? Should there be another day specifically set aside for modest dressing, and perhaps a day designated for average dressing as a control method? I ask only in the interests of science

  117. real consequences says

    While your instinct for a world free from violence is noble, your chosen action is a form of deliberate violent antagonism. Violence begets more violence. Ignorance must be overcome not dominated by force. Your antagonism draws unhelpful attention to yourself and looks more like a call for unhealthy narcissistic supply than a principled agenda. Have you stopped to think at whose expense this attention will come? If you truly care about women, stopping aiding those who hate by giving them a larger target and a living excuse to rationalize their oppression. Before they had only a myth, but now they have you to hate. You play into their hands by becoming their misogynistic object and put women further at risk.

  118. danaesinclair says

    I shall be putting my double d’s on display.. actually Monday 26th is Anzac day (so there will be drunken soldiers everywhere) here in Australia, and as I am in Adelaide, where we are expecting a second earthquake any day now, the experiment may prove the fundamentalist right…

  119. :D says

    I didn’t feel the earthquake the first time around…and I was basically in the epicenter. I hope that I get to feel a little something-something during the Boobquake. Seismic or attached to a body. Either works.

  120. Mr. Rabbit says

    How is this violent antagonism? It’s a humorous way to expose the nutty-ness of an Iranian cleric who is probably a distant relative to Pat Robertson. A woman’s modesty/sexuality is *not* responsible for earthquakes, social immorality, any action by men, or anything else. I’m only disappointed that, as a man, I don’t have a way to be immodest to protest this misogynistic idea that woman are anything other than women.

  121. steveblethyn says

    Boobquakes? Plate Testicle’onics? Blimey… Geology wasn’t like this when I was at school! :o)

  122. says

    What you fail to realize is that the scientist was being truthful, breasts do cause earthquakes… the issue is one of causality. You are not causing an Earthquake in the future, you are causing one in the past. Breasts are quantum anomalies and those people in the 1900s you killed are angry, the way I would be if you killed me. I always get angry when people kill me. But of course, seeing your breasts would make my death slightly more bearable, even though they resemble other breasts I have seen in the past, and even though they killed my great great grandfather.

  123. Lencyclopedie says

    “If you truly care about women, stopping aiding those who hate by giving them a larger target and a living excuse to rationalize their oppression.  Before they had only a myth, but now they have you to hate.  You play into their hands by becoming their misogynistic object and put women further at risk.” I am sorry, but this is completely disingenuous. The fanatical and reactionary clerics (of all stripes) hate women because women remind them of their own sexuality and because they (= the clerics, that is) are irrational and scientifically illiterate. So, you suggest accepting their repressive attitude to sex and sensualitywould make things better?!…:)

  124. Dan says

    Really though, you can’t say you’ve fully tested his hypothesis until you then lead young mean astray and spread adultery in society. Go for it!

  125. David Joiner says

    Could a couple more pervs please post a “Show Your <insert here=”” slang=”” terminology=””>” comments please? The girls aren’t scared enough yet… o.OPersonally, I applaud the demonstration. Just be safe girls. :)</insert>

  126. Cassar says

    I hate to be picky or repeat what someone else may have said but Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi only said that immodest women cause earthquakes indirectly by causing adultery. So a more sensible experiment would be a day of mass sexual deviance. Though I can see why this would be a lot harder to organise…

  127. David Joiner says

    The only person that causes Adultery, is the Adulterous. ;) A woman showing cleavage (or ankles, in their case) isn’t forcing a man to stuff his dick in. :P

  128. Kim Clink says

    OK I am in…can we use the boobs to direct earthquakes to a specific area….now, that would be power!

  129. says

    If you have the wrong information, you solve the wrong problem. (Bucky Fuller). It’s NOT god (the masculine cosmic archetype) getting angry and causing the earth to shake, but conversely Mother Gaia, quivering with delight as she sees her daughters proudly raising into their potential. It’s not about hate and fear, it’s about love. Don’t make it a shadow thing, celebrate women’s beauty and do it with love.

  130. Dani says

    Um. We know this. This is common knowledge. Now how about grasping that nobody actually seriously thinks this will cause an earthquake and is mostly done tongue-in-cheek, such that these little “um, little factoid for you,” comments make YOU look really stupid and incapable of non-serious thought.

  131. laurenamelia says

    That’s a good one on three levels, because apparently there’s something SO WRONG with mothers being seen as sexual beings. “YOU GOT FAMILY NOW, STOP BEING SEXY, K?” Haha.I would take part in this, but I’m rather lacking in the boob-department. Maybe I’ll break out the painfully-tight jeans instead. If I sit for too long in them I can’t feel anything below my knees.

  132. Rie^^ says

    What a fabulous idea! My boobs are definitely getting conscripted into this ungodly army of yours! :D

  133. Babak says

    1- You designed the whole event based on wrong assumptions. You just quoted a part of his talk and interpreted that part incorrectly. And now you are gonna prove that you interpretation of what he said is wrong. Good luck with that! It doesn’t mean anything:”If not, I’m sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble.”The explanation is easy: you disproved statement B, while you were trying to disprove statement A!2- If you correctly understand what they mean, you can still raise some serious questions, but they have already come up with the rational explanations for these questions! Rational with respect to how they defined the ways god punishes us for our sins!!! So, again, good luck with discrediting the way they defined actions of god (something that cannot be proved or disproved, when you cannot define vigorously god itself).3- Why are you thinking that these clerics are morons?!! Conversely, they are intelligent and know how to fool the real morons that follow them. If you wanna be helpful, you must find a way to educate those moron followers!

  134. gregbart says

    There’s nothing here that a few well-placed virgins wouldn’t fix.Have propoents of boobquake considered the potential catastrophic effects should enough boobs reach perigee at the wrong moment? Conservation of momentum would result in an increase in the earth’s rotational speed, thus possibly flinging all humans with sufficiently high centers of gravity off into space. Do women REALLY savor a world where the only potential mates are hunchbacks, Herve Villechaise clones, and Tom Cruise?

  135. Gordon says

    You know this is exactly the sort of action I bet Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was hoping for. (so he gets to see more boobies )

  136. Anon says

    Victoria Secret sells pushup bras for D cups that are comfortable and work just fine. They are less padded than the C cup versions of the same bra of course…

  137. Alex says

    In the name of English translation and probability theory!.The translation you have received is incomplete. The saying was for Islamic societies, and it’s about the “probability” of disasters “including” earthquakes. I’m afraid you won’t prove or disprove anything, although it’ll be funny!

  138. rivke says

    The only problem is we need to be specific about where the earthquake will happen, as there are several earthquake/seismic activity every day, but as they are small and arent devastating, it just goes unreported to the media and world public……unless those 10 earthquakes everyday of every week, month, year are caused but women who dont cover up. I think we need a cover up day and see if the amount of earthquakes per day drops. :)

  139. Gail says

    By “flat mates” I imagine you mean those ‘sharing a flat'(apartment ala USA)…but in this discussion, it looks like you might be referring to those who are ‘flat-chested’, againa No.American slang phrase. Please don’t call me a “boob”for playing with words! And to your ‘point’, it’s just not thesame to take this thread to male nudity, IMHO.

  140. Guest says

    Hey Marita,The control study would be hard to do. How do people know they’re dressing modestly? It’s easy to know when you’re being sexy, not so easy to know when you’re being un-sexy.Maybe people should all go for the head scarves , or even burqas. That would cause a real run on the stores, though . . .

  141. Gavin says

    I am a male and will expose my abnormally large shlong to anyone I cross paths with in the street or shopping centre, to show my 100% support of this event!

  142. mosib says

    If you think you are really having guts to do this, you should do this in IRAN, Let me know if you are brave enough to do this in IRAN, I will be happy to pay for your accommodation and flight ticket to IRAN

  143. fugue137 says

    I shall endeavour to be led maximally astray. Let it not be said that I didn’t do my part. For SCIENCE!

  144. says

    I’m an H/I cup so I can understand. I knock things off my desk at work or out of my hands if I turn too fast, and I actually have used mine as pillows. ;) I even bought a corset for a Halloween costume several years ago and stopped a prof cold during lecture a couple of times when he’d look toward me.The use of a push-up bra for someone over a C or D cup is just ridiculous…. unless you manage to find one with an anti-gravity engine to hold them up…

  145. pix says

    gays and other forms of whatever-sexuals don’t cause earthquakes they cause volcanic eruptions.

  146. pix says

    i see where you’re going with this. control group is crucial – i don’t suppose this would work as a double-blind now would it!

  147. Irani says

    Dear Jen, you may have no idea yourself, but with this post you have served the cause of freedom for men and women of Iran in a very concrete and powerful way, and, as an Iranian, I want to thank you for that and to let you know that we owe you a great deal. It seems like you are also getting media attention for this, which makes me happy to know -you deserve every bit of that! Once this crazy regime of the apes is gone and Iran hopefully finds a chance to experience peace and freedom, you should come to Iran to see for yourself what you have contributed to!

  148. moronman says

    I’ll be honest, I’m just a guy who loves breasts. There, I said it, no pretension here. As a guy who loves breasts, I am in full support of this demonstration. Push ‘em up ladies, and stop the religious oppression of the female body.

  149. Sam says

    I, sadly, have no boobs to contribute to this grand experiment, but I shall ensure that my wife is as immodest as possible on the 26th!

  150. Gravey says

    That’s what she meant. You do know it is Cleveland, yeah? And I don’t even live in the States.

  151. crystalspithaler says

    I always knew these massive jugs of mine had super powers besides the occasional hypnotizing affect on men. Boobquake! Although my friends have already asked me to refrain from participating in this experiment due to the possibility of California floating out into the ocean.

  152. fixerdave says

    >…I’ll just have to get over my dislike of the loathsome word ‘boobs’ — …Yeah, but ‘BreastQuake’ sounds like a village outside of London.

  153. says

    i fear reading these comments. i can only imagine a lot of pervs and lezzies are wanting to see your boobs and add you on facebook haha.

  154. fixerdave says

    The point is to disprove, through a rather simple test, that immodest women affect (effect? whatever) men in a lurid way and this causes earthquakes. So, you need both women willing to be immodest AND men willing to, well, enjoy it.Besides, who says science can’t be fun?Okay, the real object it to poke an idiot in the eye, to collectively laugh at his foolishness. I mean, any idiot can figure out that there are more women now, wearing less than before, tempting more men… the population has doubled the last 50 years after all, and earthquakes haven’t doubled. But… the guy is an idiot, and the best way to make fun of him is for everyone to have some FUN at his expense. What better way than to make his sermon on propriety an excuse for an International BoobQuake festival. It’s brilliant.So, lighten up.

  155. Simone Lovelace says

    Me too! But size isn’t everything, and small breasts can be dangerously sexy!How about working your natural advantages by going comfortably braless, and showing off some nip? ;-P

  156. Simone Lovelace says

    Cute idea, but I’m not sure I’m loving the implication that we small-breasted ladies can’t be…corrupting!

  157. Keith Villanueva says

    To all the women out there, I’d be willing to be a test to your promiscuity. Let it rip!

  158. fixerdave says

    Scientifically, you are correct. However, politically, your theories need a little work.Who cares about the earthquakes… the point is that some idiot’s sermon on propriety has caused an international festival of impropriety. The bigger this gets, the bigger the laughingstock this guy will be in the Islamic world. He’s a big fish in Iran, people listen to him, but they’ll hear the whole world laughing at him too. We all know this guy’s an idiot; maybe if this gets big enough, the people that listen to him will start to see him as an idiot too.I mean, it’s not likely to happen, but wouldn’t it be great if BoobQuake actually, really, toppled the clerics in Iran, fomented a revolution, or even just prodded it along a little? No, it wouldn’t be great, it would be TOTALLY AWESOME.This woman is a genius. She just might do what, oh, I don’t know … how many US Presidents (Commanders in Chiefs of the most powerful military in the world)?… have failed to do. Go Jen Go!

  159. Corey says

    I have an attractive female friend named Andrea.So, if she wears something provocative on boobquake day, and an earthquake does happen……It will be………..Wait for it…….Andrea’s Fault!

  160. frankie says

    thank you ladies in advance. i fully support your efforts and wish i could actually support “them”…all of them. have a nice day.

  161. pheonee says

    That would be everyone, since “-exual” can be applied to pretty much every person on earth. Hetero-, homo-, bi-, pan-, a-…

  162. says

    yay! was just discussing with the hubby why don’t we have more earthquakes in NA if immodesty is the issue wouldn’t we be shakin’ all over?

  163. farhad says

    Don’t you ever try to outsmart religious guys, these are not simpletons. I am Iranian and I have lived with them, these religious guys have at least 2000 years of experience about fallacies and how to respond to different challenges (they don’t make sense, that’s why they are called fallacies) evade them, distort the truth, bring up new questions… Try it, ask a religious friend of yours if god is 1 or 3, the answer is a fallacy, you won’t get a straightforward response. There is no way you can convince this old man that earthquake has its mechanisms( he already knows it) just as when a mean guy gets cancer and blames himself for “causing” it (he knows it is DNA and cell and radiation … which are causing it).

  164. Dave says

    I think the use of cameras (for documentation purposes) should be a necessity to prove or disprove the quake theory

  165. Dave says

    An E cup? It’s expected that you have photographic proof ( to assign proper blame for any disasters)

  166. foo foo says

    The funnest thing is that Iranian women are covered way more than any western nation, yet the number of earthquakes and people killed as a result is way more than any other western nations.

  167. strangebrew47460 says

    “I” certainly endorse this kind of thing. Not just the view…..BUT, nobody has the right to tell anyone else how they may dress, act or what to say or believe. Radical Islam can kiss my ***!!!

  168. binam says

    which of your posts are about science? you want to wear a cleavage-showing shirt so do it

  169. christinefalkdalessio says

    I just want to offer that not all people of faith think our bodies should be covered from head to toe… the God I believe in is the very one who created the breasts that I am very happy with, and when He made my body He called it “good”. Sorry for the idiots out there – and much success on proving just how dangerous the female body can be ;)

  170. Ayatollah says

    In the name of science, I recommend to change the units for measurement for earthquakes from Richter scale to Boobs scale

  171. pl says

    Ladies, you must be very careful with this, because if a Muslim sees a naked person, their faith teaches that they must commit suicide. Thank you for your support in helping us win the war against “radical Islam” 

  172. Bonhomme says

    Does this mean that liberals/democrats finally believe that radical Islam hates your freedom? Just sayin’

  173. Thijs says

    What will you say to him when there coincidentally will be a major earthquake April 26th? N=1 ! (or 2? <:confused:>)

  174. Hitchens Fan says

    http://www.slate.com/id/224633…Long Live Democratic SeismologyChile survived its huge earthquake relatively well. Iran would be a different story.By Christopher Hitchens… “In Tehran, Iran’s capital, Dr. Bilham has calculated that one million people could die in a predicted quake similar in intensity to the one in Haiti.” (Italics added.) Tehran is built in “a nest of surrounding geologic faults,” and geologists there have long besought the government to consider moving the unprotected and crumbling capital, or at least some of its people, in anticipation of the inevitable disaster…. And what would happen to the secret nuclear facilities, both under the ground and above it? … what would the survivors think when they looked around the (possibly irradiated) ruins …… it should become part of our humanitarianism and our public diplomacy to warn the Iranian people of the man-made reasons that the results of a natural calamity would be hideously multiplied in their case. This, together with the offer of immediate help in earthquake-proofing, enhanced from our experiences in California, is nothing less than a moral responsibility. …

  175. williambrunson says

    I dont like boobs, They dont do anything but produce milk, guess im an alien cuz i have no use for boobs. Truthfully i wouldnt care if the girl i was with had a flat chest, and if she had fake boobs then thats even worse cuz things she got fake boobs that still are no use. Now that i got that off my chest(pun intended), personally i like a woman that has a nice ass

  176. TranceGemini says

    Shit, man, mine never have and never will produce milk–I use ‘em entirely for teasing people and getting pleasure. They’re certainly not useless, and unless the woman in question’s nerve endings have been somehow cut off, they’re pretty useful to anyone who owns a set!!

  177. DIrty Old Man says

    Who cares about research? I just like the idea of women dressing like that! go for it.

  178. Jim says

    Without the necessary equipment pertaining to this grand experiment, I feel that I, and other similarly breastless males should find another way to help.To that end, I propose that males that are of the omni/cadaverous persuasions should eat bacon (or any other pork based produce although I feel bacon is the optimum product for this test). Vegans and veggies might want to eat some pork flavoured non-meat alternative and see how that goes. Gods generally appear to be rather stupid so they will likely fall for it!For the best effect, the bacon (or gammon, pork, etc) should be consumed with utmost relish and at the same time that the good (and bad) ladies are wearing their most revealing, salacious attire. In fact, for the purpose of this experiment, I feel it would be most efficient for the males to eat the bacon whilst observing and being stimulated by said females. For maximum effect, the women should *also* be eating bacon.Bring it!

  179. williambrunson says

    You may have them and such, but as i stated their no use to me, I dont find boobs appealing so i guess you wouldnt be able to use them to tease me with, though they may be other ways to tease me but with boobs it wouldnt work

  180. Calilasseia says

    How about putting this experiment to serious test?Namely, when all the women toss away their bras, they point their various endowments in the direction of the Middle East, and see if they can trigger an earthquake that flattens Iran and buries all the wacko Ayatollahs with it. :)

  181. says

    Hmm, if we go at that vegan style cadaverous has a nice ring to it…So it’s actually not a fail, it’s funny in a veggie-way XDI say yes for that. And then folks of both genders can drink a bottle of strong booze/ vodka/ you name it, to push this thest to the limits…So if there’s an earthquake – worldwide, AND a major babyboom, then we can try thinkin the “wise man’s” way :D

  182. hanie89 says

    Dear friend,I live in Iran & I’m a member of Iran Green Movement. Sedighi is a crazy & dremer person & he just tells Khameneie’s opinions (Khameneie is leader of Iran)& never doesn’t think about his saying. He’s just stooge of Khameneie. Most of the people in Iran don’t think like Khameneie, Sedighi, Ahmadi nejad & extra.Most of the people in Iran always laugh at this men when he talks every Friday.They have repeated these tattles for 30 years but people didn’t attention to them.There is no logic behind his saying and His talk is shameful.Good luck

  183. rodrigo says

    No, no. Regular run-of-the-mill completely normal people don’t need to be tagged with any funny names, it’s only them strange sinners-who-want-to-corrupt-us-all who do.

  184. says

    Seriously. :D This is proof of women having very very good humor, so good that we can have a laugh also at ourselves and not just others. SO what we often hear guys complaining about, lack of humor and such, seems to also have been proven wrong in this wonderful test XD

  185. Aussie Skeptic says

    I just wanted to say well done Jen.Nothing unhindges fanatics like humour.You’re a hero

  186. glendajeanne says

    Although the word “cleavage” tends to inspire visions of a deep valley in the middle of a majestic bosom, those women who have more petite (and less back-breaking) figures can still wear low-cut shirts and lead plenty of men astray. Beauty comes in all sorts of shapes!

  187. BooBaby says

    How about a modest woman in a burqa with peekaboo cut-outs for her breasts? Hope someone out there can photoshop this to see how the Muslim faithful will respond. Maybe we can get gOOgle to change their banner for the day, complete with pasted-on nipples.Would images of Romulus & Remus suckling on their mother wolf’s tits count? There goes Italy….What about all those corpulent guys with gynecomastia? Do their boobs count? Which would count more, their tits or their dorks?

  188. Pilgrim says

    As a Christian, I cannot agree with your atheistic beliefs. However, I think it’s quite funny that you decided to take on this Iranian mullah. These guys perpetuate a lot of silly myths and thereby keep women subjugated.I hope you’re going to be equally as creative to disprove the silly myth of evolution that you probably adhere to.Sometimes, we aren’t all that different from each other, except for the kind of things we believe.

  189. KeesJan & Divera says

    Over here in The Hague, Holland, we agree, we (well uhm my girlfriend) will join you in your test.

  190. Ayatollah says

    u dont have to point 2 far. let me know about the date of the event, i be there for sure!!!!

  191. says

    This is an awesome idea- I commend you women who are willing to use your feminine attributes to fight backward-thinking sexist ideologies.I have a theory that the best way to go about this is with pink tube tops and daisy dukes.

  192. marcus says

    aint this funny that when you call something by it’s proper name you are called a douche bagreally…

  193. historyscoper says

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  194. Mikolas says

    Just think, if you prove that you CAN cause earthquakes with your bosoms, you can collectively hold the world random! I see no situation where this doesn’t end in some form of hilarity/apocalypse. I approve.

  195. BlueHornet says

    I haven’t read all of the comments, but because I so often think outside the box (pun noted; not intended, but I’ll let it go this one time), I doubt if anyone has spoken against this idea:What if there *is* an earthquake on Monday or Tuesday? Hmm? Then the imam could say, “See! God dammit, I toldja so! Nyah nyah nyah!!”Just in case that could happen … because it could, you know … I’m going to suggest that women around the world go totally nude on Monday the 26th (through, oh, Wednesday the 28th, just to be on the safe side).There may still be an earthquake. Hell, there could be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and an asteroid strike. My point is: Who would notice? Who would care, even if he did notice?w00t

  196. B James says

    If the seismographs do detect movement of the earth’s plates, it might not be God’s doing, it’s just be me motorboating my wife’s pretty set. Perhaps you might want to factor that in.

  197. Annalisa says

    BOOBS across America! I never thought my boobs were earthshaking, but maybe I was wrong? We will find out tomorrow! Since God is a woman, she won’t care either way about boobs, right? I don’t think that particular Diety pays much attention, anyway…

  198. says

    As if xians don’t have enough silly myths of their own, such as denial of evolution and preaching that women should be subservient to men. Your comment “we aren’t all that different from each other, except for the kind of things we believe” is prescient. You couldn’t fit an onionskin between xianity and islam.

  199. Riza says

    You started your campaign with this senence: “According to an Iranian scientist, cleavage causes earthquakes.”To be correct, the guy who said this is a religious clerk not a scientist. One of those in power in Iran who have killed Iranian people and imprisoned thousands of them as they demanded for freedom and seperation of religion and state.

  200. says

    Well I don’t think a woman breasts can cause a earth quake. In fact in know it doesn’t. Though a woman breasts could cause a susceptible individual to do a double take. This action could cause whip-lash and\or make the individual to walk into something or crash their car. It’s not the breast fault that humans have drifting eyes.

  201. micah195 says

    This purposed theory of God increasing the rate of earthquakes as a result of our sinful behavior is flawed even from a theological standpoint. Biblicaly, the earthquakes increase anyway as birthing pains preceding the pure spotless bride of Christ. “Creation groans for the unveiling of the children of God.” There is nothing we can really do to increase or decrease the frequency of natural disasters… except praying. Praying could decrease it. God is more prone to forgive and show mercy/grace than judgment.

  202. Reza says

    Jen,More power to you and those who have accepted your call. This campaign kills two birds with one stone, on one hand lots of guys are going to wear smiles on their faces because of the jesture on Monday Apr 26th, and on the other , the words of that foul mouth jerk, Saddighi, or whatever his name is , proves to be nothing but mere crap.

  203. AsevPrez says

    If the cleric meant his comment as an equation – i.e. event A (women’s immodesty) must cause consequence B (leading young men astray) and so on, well then all the young men (note he didn’t say “men” in general, just young ones) out there will have no choice. They will all be led astray. Cause apparently young men have no judgement or control of their own. If you ask me the statement is more of an insult to the young men of the world than anything else.

  204. Robert Muench says

    If women actually have the power to cause earthquakes , why aren’t we worshiping them instead of the various other gods that are currently popular?

  205. says

    Your question inspired me to google for the patron saint of earthquakes. Well I never, it’s St. Agatha of Sicily, whose martyrdom involved having her boobs cut off.

  206. ladydye says

    oh, i am so into this…it is, after all, in the name of science, right? There are a pair in Denver that will be bared for the sake of experimentation!

  207. kbl says

    Maybe you should get those Lane Bryant people in on this… Apparently they have too much cleavage for prime time.

  208. Cirrat says

    Heh, we join in. Several girls in Prague are ready to offer their boobage (and legs) to science :)

  209. MartianBachelor says

    > I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own.> Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town.Uhm, how is this actually going to do anything to up the earthquake frequency? I mean, aren’t there plenty of chicks like you already doing this all the time?It’s not like cleavage isn’t all over the place as it is. You’re not really upping anything above the already existing baseline level, so this “experiment” would not be expected to produce any results. Maybe you need to run a correlation of earthquake timing with hour of the day, to see if they’ve been occurring more at night (and on Thurs-Sat) than at other times.Of course if there *is* an earthquake on the heels of this non-event…

  210. says

    It’s rather odd for me to be in alliance with one of the Godless, but this is an odd circumstance. I truly salute you and your idea of Boobquake, for both religious and prurient reasons, Ms. McCreight. Of course, with the exception on the causation of the universe and abiogenesis, I’ve never found a particular conflict between my faith and my training in various sciences.Be assured that I’ll – in order to help the experiment – ogle as much as is appropriate and think as many lascivious thoughts as possible.

  211. Nima says

    Hello and Salam and Hallo, I am an Iranian from Germany and I want to thank all you cool girls for this reaction to this dumb gouverment. Thank you. Peace through science and knowlegde.

  212. Stu says

    Thats the way girl,shake those boobies and get as much fun as you can have.Stu.Personally the bigger the boob the better the fun!!!

  213. Pat Jack says

    AH! You are my geek fantasy girl!! ! ! LICK ! ! ! me up on facebook PUHHHHLEEEESSSEEE !:-)

  214. KatTrack says

    Me and a bunch of the girls at Jefferson are showing off our bosums for this. You have a lot of support at Lafayette Jeff!! :)

  215. Vetch says

    The cleric actually said that it is adultery (due to corruption of pious Muslim men) and not just immodest dressing which causes earth quakes. To effectively test the theory you need to corrupt a pious young Muslim man (like me) and commit adultery. I am willing to give up my chastity in the name of science.so like set up and orgy or something or be humbled by your lack of conviction to science!!love,

  216. Daniel says

    I think the word you are both looking for is assurance . . or (in another grammatically correct form) to ensure scientific accuracy . . Might I also suggest that the photographs be time coded and that everyone ensures that they are simultaneous by unveiling at 2:00pm GMT

  217. says

    hi jen! I’m a moslem woman and wearing hijab, so I can’t participate in your experiment. but I’m waiting for the statistical analysis :D

  218. AussieSkeptic says

    News flash!! Australia has been in boobquake time for over 12 hours and nothing!Despite the best efforts of Aussie women, Melbourne remains standing proudly. Sydney’s a bit if a mess, but no worse than usual.Oddly enough I’m not feeling particularly led astray, despite being male. Is it possible than Sedighi is just a superstitions quack?Three cheers for Jen

  219. Miner49er says

    6.6 magnitude in Taiwan on Monday April 26. Seriously. They’re all super pissed at you.

  220. titfan says

    Now the previously unproven cause-effect relationship has been confirmed, bare tits caused an earthquake in Taiwan. That Iranian guy knew what he was talking about.

  221. Kel says

    Wear an exposing garment underneath a more covering one! It’s the thought that counts! ^_^

  222. Eve says

    I’ve got DD’s…I’ve just about given myself and anyone close to me black eyes on occassion. But an earthquake? Hasn’t happened here yet. Hmmm. Maybe if all us DD gals jumped up and down at the same time some sort of seismic activity could be measure. Or, maybe it would be all the guys fainting causing it. Funny story, great post!

  223. Boobanya says

    i think only beautilf girls’ boobs are the #1 cause of earthquakes.. not the ugly ones’ .Thanks

  224. Chrissy Elder says

    Does this go down as an entirely unscientific experiment? After all to choose such a time to try and prove a cleric wrong was perhaps slightly naive. The earth has been on the move rather a lot this year with several earthquakes occurring and major volcanic eruptions within a very short space of time. I do not agree with the cleric sedighi at all, but this could be used by him as a confirmation of his beliefs thereby giving him and his cronies further reason to oppress women in a country that allows women less and less frreedom.

  225. pomahony2 says

    The real danger is: You know, that IF, IF, IF there is an earth quake, then …We will never hear the end of it.—NCIS Special Agent Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) should look into this matter, investigate and issue a report on this. Maybe even go “under-cover” to find out more.—-“I have a modest proposal.”Shouldn’t that be: “I have a IMmodest proposal.”—-On twitter this is #Boobquake.—Even IF there is no quake, we STILL will never hear the end of this. Patrick John

  226. Leni says

    Man, no woman in Germany wears a Dirndl outside the Oktoberfest. I was merely playing with your stereotypes and it worked ;) And I thought NOT wearing it was the crucial point anyway. So have fun, FOR GOD’S SAKE!

  227. Not a Participant says

    Bang-up job with this ridiculous idea. Given all the seismic activity that happens *daily*, especially recently, what were you thinking? You have now reinforced that lunatic’s belief and possibly given him followers. Betting that earthquakes will not happen is asinine. Congratulations on completely defeating your own purpose.

  228. Dano says

    Let me bring this, i am Liberal Afghan man, what ever Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi said is a comment that can be feel in the Muslim society and those society which are so extremest and narrow minded people, that is true in a such societies there are many restrictions that prevent men to get along with women unless if you are not married, so what ever logic he express is might be his thoughts and his and according the environment he lives but globally and scientifically it is not true and can’t be thinkable even, “In Muslim and extremist countries a boy gets 25 to 30 then get along with a woman and that might be his wife” it is sex crises, so their thoughts are been effected with crises too.

  229. Gayle O says

    This sounds like it would be perfect. No one can lead another astray and believe me, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi is looking the same as the next person. I wear clothes that make me feel pretty and today I will choose my sexiest ones.

  230. 12345678910fat says

    i heard that if i stick my salami inbetween your boobs your will feel a sunami ?

  231. absurd says

    “With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake.”Looks like you did. Glad your attention whoring fueled the fire even further.

  232. Nienke says

    No cleavage, but I did walk around naked half of the day and I’m sure some people in the flat on the other side of the road have seen me, that good enough? :P

  233. Bob says

    Plus ten for style, but minus ten million for stupidity, since earthquakes are much more common than most people think (there are several measurable ones every single day).The advantage of rationality is that science actually, y’know, works. It would have been clever to leverage that advantage and mobilize every woman everywhere in the world to wear a burqqa for a day, and show that that doesn’t KEEP there from being an earthquake. THEN we could all say “Ha ha, stupid guy, your stupid idea is stupid.” The way you did it, he gets to say “See? Told you so.”

  234. Brok says

    I dislike sounding like such a perv, but this should have been done in New York, where women going topless is completely legal. In fact, there is a parade every year of women who are encouraged to do so- I never remember the real name, only that everyone calls it the dykes on bikes parade (even though there are no bikes). All I’m suggesting is that if a little cleavage causes a tremor…

  235. Joe says

    I’m probably late in making this observation, but just in case…The problem with your methodology is pursuing developing a null hypothesis regarding the realtionship between scantily clad women and tectonics is that you propose to take only one data point for observation.Good science requires many more measurements– we all know that typically a set of 30 is used to determine variances, so while I would otherwise commend your experiment, its reaults will not be useful without more data points.

  236. capuchin says

    The Taiwan EQ dosen’t count because it happened before the official start of the experiment.It happened at Monday, April 26, 2010 at 02:59:51 UTC, which was Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 10:59:51 PM (EDT) – Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)

  237. capuchin says

    The Taiwan EQ dosen’t count because it happened before the official start of the experiment.It happened at Monday, April 26, 2010 at 02:59:51 UTC, which was Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 10:59:51 PM (EDT) – Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)

  238. capuchin says

    The Taiwan EQ dosen’t count because it happened before the official start of the experiment.It happened at Monday, April 26, 2010 at 02:59:51 UTC, which was Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 10:59:51 PM (EDT) – Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)Boobquake started at 0:05 (EDT) – Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)

  239. says

    I am very disappointed. This is simply asking to be objectified. Some form of guy-friendly “cute” feminism. If a woman doesn’t “get it” or join in, she doesn’t have a sense of humor, and she’s dry. Am I, a nineteen-year-old college student some sort of old time boring feminist that’s completely out of the loop in that I don’t think women should intentionally display themselves for objectification? Furthermore, we in the US pretty much dress immodestly anyway, to Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s standards. Any more is redundant. The stigma around breasts is steeped in classism, where Paris Hilton’s nipple slipping out of a scantily designed dress draws more attention than topless lines indigenous people in Africa in the pages of National Geographic. This i just find interesting, and worth a thought or two.

  240. guest says

    Nope.The Taiwan EQ dosen’t count because it happened before the official start of the experiment.It happened at Monday, April 26, 2010 at 02:59:51 UTC, which was Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 10:59:51 PM (EDT) – Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)Boobquake started at 0:05 (EDT) – Eastern Daylight (New York, Toronto)

  241. Fuckyou says

    SHAME ON YOU BITCH FOR ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO EXPOSE THEMSELVES!!!! YOU WILL BURN IN HELL!!!

  242. Joe says

    Now that’s a strange concept: “bourgeosie boobs are more, um, titillating than those of the proletariat.” Clearly Marx (either Karl, Groucho, or Harpo) missed something here.

  243. Alice says

    Wow, so simply the Earth’s anticipation of seeing boobs causes earthquakes?!? Seriously, we should be holding the world hostage, girls!

  244. Firesong says

    Would it be conceivable to continue the experiment on into tomorrow (Tuesday the 27th) to allow those of us who didn’t know about it to participate? I have corsets just begging to be worn >_>

  245. Leah (IU alum) says

    Well we are really tempting fate.. here I sit in North Carolina with a terribly revealing summer shirt. Is it possible to see the entire EAST coast fall off into the Atlantic ????

  246. says

    I just wanted to personally thank you for scheduling this experiment on my birthday. Your timing could not have been better.

  247. says

    I would love to participate, but if anything, my manboobs will do anything but arouse temptation. So instead, I made a stamp on deviantART to publicize this day. The website link leads to the picture

  248. hoops says

    You guys lost fair and square, God doesn’t wait for you to be ready and he certainly isn’t going to give you a mulligan

  249. Heliphyneau says

    Depends on where the earthquake occurs. If it hits Iran and just happens to swallow up a certain Iranian cleric, well . . . whoops! “Behold as i science thee!” I say.*shakes ‘em*

  250. Mike says

    If the immodestly happened HERE, and the quake happened THERE, then maybe it’s the MODEST women that are causing the quakes? Quick! All women strip, before another one hits!

  251. FG9942 says

    Trance, I am with you. I am a man but I have very sensitive boob nerves which I enjoy. I ask my Partner to pinch my nipples when I pinch hers. It is a pleasure that I would never give up.

  252. Plane says

    According to IRIS Seismic Monitor, there have been 9 recorded earthquakes today…try harder?

  253. elementalchick1 says

    Ha! thanks for showing fanaticism the proper respect. Though on this beautiful spring day in California, this is how everyone always dresses. The irony is, these nasty people think they are going to be rewarded in the afterlife with lots and lots of scantily clad virgins. I hope they will be. Lots and lots of scantily clad, pissed off, formerly oppressed women with lots and lots of time to show you the error of your ways.

  254. daintynymph says

    You should include Halloween (aka “dress like a slut day”) in your statistical workup.

  255. Jim says

    Hah. Haha. Oh man. That’s funny. You see, for a moment there, I thought you were serious. But of course, as evolution can be proven, scientifically, by proven methods, you must be having a laugh.

  256. Jim says

    Thing is. There are *always* quakes going off. Busy planet, this. Which makes it an easy call for the nutjob cleric to make. Next time he makes a pronouncement, I want a good solid range. Say 6.0+

  257. Truthseeker013 says

    Yeah yeah, another day another publicity stunt.Shuddap bitch and cover that ghastly slab of fat over the rack.

  258. Peter says

    Men can get in on this too… all they have to do is stare at boobage and lead yourself astray. Japan has a very low rate of cleavage and yet a very high rate of earthquakes. Go figure.

  259. says

    Japan has no shortage of cleavage going on. They also lead the world in women and girls dressed in Catholic schoolgirl outfits that are a size or three too small.They have plenty of Imam-approved reasons for earthquakes.

  260. says

    Truthseeker013, you’re still bothered over your getting into trouble when you tried WeinerQuake a few years back at the elementary school and got in a trouble.When did you get out?

  261. says

    Fuckyou, your mom called. She said to tell you to remember the judge said you had to be home before nightfall… and that Dr. McGoogly called and upped your Lithium dosage.

  262. says

    Hey, Tarak… What would George W. Bush say?He’d say, “We have to let it all hang out in our battle with militant Islam.”This has nothing to do with liberal or conservative. I know plenty of conservative women who are taking part in this. Do you feel sorry for them as well? Have they been misled, coerced, forced against their will, or do they actually kinda have a sense of humor (unlike some people)?

  263. Logic and Reason says

    These guys have such an issue with logic and reason…72 virgins after you die…what can you do with a whispy virgin???Oh I get it !!!she doesn’t cause earthquakes!!!

  264. Luiz says

    Hey Jen,I reckon you shouldn’t stop what is inevitable though. Not just women are engaging in this kinda… movement (if I can call it like that). But men that are friends of the cause! At least I do! Well, I believe people will keep going. And they’ll do. Here in Brisbane (Australia) I knew about one women walking on her bra in the street because of you. Great! Even with your explanation (which in part is discouraging for the people that followed the Boobquake idea), people will keep going. Like that movie “fight club”. But in the real life though, with a different objective. And by the “fragile sex”. Well, if yours doesn’t work I am assuming the responsibility to make my own and gather not only women, but men that agree with the cause. Instead boobs, the booty. Showing the bum on the streets. mainly in front of pubs that gather football players. Or just walking the booty. And who knows if I make Bootyquake to happen! Cheers,Luiz Felipe Lima. A Brazilian guy living in Australia, inspired by the anarcho-punk culture, feminists, activists and other migrants that have the trend to show off the boobs and the booty.

  265. Brian says

    Ladies, in solidarity for boobquake, I have just unbuttoned my shirt all the way down to my navel.This will probably cancel out all the good you have done, though.

  266. Sec says

    you idiot !!! do you belong to Sedighi’s family ? I guess folks like you shouldn’t be allowed to talk. The one who should be made to burn in hell is you. Who the f**k gave you the right to decide who goes to hell and who doesn’t. Just who do you guys think you are ? the world would be a better place if folks like you were burnt alive !!!

  267. Joanna says

    Jen, we’re glad somebody stood up to mock people like Sedighi. These guys’re a curse for the world and for Islam. It’s these people who’ve spoiled the lives of women in the middle east

  268. Nicole rivera says

    By the way I was part of this and i didn’t even remember boobquake was today…..it must be fated. X) so, add me to your numbers.

  269. peterkenny says

    I believe that I speak for the men who like myself have man boobs. We too should join the fight against the superstition of earthquakes being caused by boobs. I find it rediculous that mine would do this as I am only an A cup. By the way, seeing as I am here, if there are any mature ladies out there in their late 30s to 40s who have some cleverage. I am single young 46 yr old athiest who lives in Australia. My interests include the internet, fine foods, racing games, eating and not attending church. Thank you.

  270. says

    I was shocked to see the original story under “weird news”While religion is pretty weird, this level of idiocy needs to be front page for the world to see – or at least on the oped page.Boobquake rulesNina

  271. Virginia says

    Unfortunately, if you have two waves that align so that they “cancel out” it only produces a standing wave and does way more damage.

  272. Virginia says

    The one imam said an earthquake will happen, but he’s not sure of the exact day. That has no bearing in science. Science shows causation and predictability. If you can’t predict it based on physical evidence, it’s not science. It’s just a threat and a power trip.

  273. Pilgrim says

    I just heard from my Iranian friend Babak that the Persians may have had an antidote or antivenom or whatever.He told me that the regular mullah, Ahmad Jenaty, told the people to pray and pay their taxes and maybe Allah would not send an earthquake. So, yeah…who knows eh?

  274. madcapfeline says

    That’s bloody fantastic for you. I’m really glad you get such pleasure from your own knockers. However, it’s not true for everyone. I personally find mine get in the way more than anything. I still have my nerve endings, I know this, because those little b!tches hurt all the time, and the only time I’ve ever put mine to purpose, was when I was in fact, breast feeding. And I really hope you’re young. Because the thought of 40 year old floppy titties trying to tease and be sexy is just……revolting.

  275. says

    Dear Jen,just great, your idea!! Congratulations from FRANCE!!!!!Sorry, I just discoverd your existence ths morning, so I couldn’t be with u on yesterday.But I just wrote 2 posts on “lefigaro.fr“,http://plus.lefigaro.fr/note/b…, and on “Le Post”, http://www.lepost.fr/article/2…, and I joined your FB group!!I’m a french germanteacher and a writer, u can read my texts about Islam and Women on my webside or on the web, for example”I had a muezzin dream”, or “Zakia Hallal”, or, yesterday, “Grosland au Koweït ou le Kéké hallal”.Huggs and bravo!Sabine from France!-105 C and 3 kids::))

  276. Damion says

    *sigh* it’s not scientific unless you wear sexy clothing a lot and confirm no correlation. In fact if there were to be a fluke earthquake it’ll set scientific thought back years as people will just believe in this nonsense more firmly!Please encourage attractive women to dress in skimpy sexy clothing _all_ the time. It’s the only solution.

  277. gregge says

    Something from a book I read a while ago…”How do you make a kilo of fat attractive to a man? Put a nipple on it.”

  278. Badr says

    Beware of your acts and statements. You’ll be answerable for that. Don’t ever take time as an excuse for immodesty. Day of judgement is near.

  279. says

    Truthfully i wouldnt care if the girl i was with had a flat chest…. Indeed, better a lady who is flat as a board but who has her nerves properly wired up than one with perfect boobs that are disconnected behind the panel. For the most important thing about breasts is how nicely the lady squeaks when you tease them.

  280. NO1CHEF says

    Thank you for the fun experiment, sorry for the short sighted men of our species. Also (just to stir up things for fun) the entire exercise was great BUT what was never said was that yes the “boobs” were shown – but the REAL BOOB was never covered up. The 1 that opened his mouth in the first place…problem is HAVING YOUR DIPER ON THE WRONG END!!!

  281. Logan says

    There was a 6.5 earthquake off the coast of Taiwan yesterday (Boobquake day). Not saying correlation is causation but there was an earthquake.

  282. Midarc says

    If science was more like this back in school, I’d probably have paid more attention.

  283. David says

    Yeah yeah..go back to humping your goats, Badr. Allah says it is ok as long as it’s not a male goat.

  284. David says

    I must agree with you, Damion. Following the scientific method, to prove a hypothesis one must be able to produce the same, or similar, effects on more than one occasion, by more than one group, and in more than one location. Women need to field test this often before factual evidence can be presented. In fact, I am willing to test this myself. But I feel the test has too many variables, (i,e. what can truly be considered sexy or revealing for clothing), and thus I feel such an experiment should be rid of the variables for a true test to be made. So, to all women out there….get naked and come to me. Then we can show this cleric what the truth is! By the way….isn’t a cleric something from Dungeons and Dragons? No wonder this freak is living in a fantasy world.

  285. BobQuad says

    The results of the Boobquake experiment are in. I had to check this out myself. On Sunday, April 26, the day before the experiment, there were 224 magnitude 1 and higher earthquakes in the United States. On April 26, the experimental date, there were only 179. My first thought was, “omg, U.S. women have negative cleavage.” Being a Dolly Parton fan, I knew that could not be correct. After rethinking the results, I have concluded that more coverage causes earthquakes. However, my conclusion needs to be confirmed. Would all you women pick a day to go nude? If I am correct, there should be no earthquakes in the U.S. on that day. This is all in the interest of science, of course.

  286. says

    I solved the 111 year old riddle of Tesla. Nikola Tesla caused the September 1899 Cape Yakataga and Yakutat Bay earthquakes in Alaska from Colorado Springs. SEPTEMBER 3, 1899 – SEPTEMBER 6, 1899 – SEPTEMBER 9, 1899 “If you only knew the magnificence of the three, the six and the nine… then you would have a key to the universe.” -Nikola Tesla (AFTER CAUSING EARTHQUAKES) Throughout his life he had many accomplished discoveries and incredible inventions in electrical engineering, but this one event that took place on three different days changed not only the map but ALL ELSE along with it. After one hundred and eleven years with the dawn of two new centuries, I announce an achievement which will amaze your entire universe, and which eclipses the wildest dream of the most visionary scientist. It was so good he made you the entire world look the other way, WHAT’S THAT OVER THERE! NOT THE GROUND THATS WAVING BUT a call from the inhabitants of Mars, or Venus knowing full well he would be ridiculed but CONFIDENT and CONTENT in the fact that he had just made the GREATEST and MOST DANGEROUS discovery of all time. The magnificence of the three, the six and the nine… of September in 1899. –CMS (2010)

  287. davidconquistadortaylor says

    All mankind would benefit from a topless world. And I’m all for good effect. But saying a rain dance makes it rain, doesn’t validate the dance. I go on record supporting BobQuad’s call for nudity, since BoobQuake actually proved cleaveage calmed teutonic plates, goodness once again triumphs over superstition – wonder what will happen as a result of the World Record Skinny Dip 2010 July 10th. We expect nothing but the best.

  288. Badr says

    Its very easy in words, but human minds are not designed to think about those hardships on the day of judgements….. Its aproaching and aproaching fast, we’ll witness it soon, then you think whether clothes are important to discuss or humble acts are important to practice. God Bless

  289. Badr says

    Why goats David, we have a lot of choice these days with a lot of skin and desires shown to men. Anybody will be welcomed to hump a lady taking part in this filthy event, showing their skin which is surely an invitation. So forget goats man….. You will also be dying to see that skin, and that is the reason you are backing them up. Cmon man, I am not against you or anybody, I am just trying to express myself and thats all.

  290. Anti Mulla says

    fuck that mulla that said such a thing, they are terrorists, I don’t mean Iranian people, because People of Iran showed that they are different from Mullas. Mullas are afraid of Green vawe in Iran, so the bullshit like this !!!!

  291. Sam says

    I am an Iranian youth and a pro Green movement . I just want to tell the citizens of the world to see what idiots are ruling over Iran. We are trying so hard to make reform in Iran but you all saw how brutal they responded. Death of Neda shows what kind of devil they are. They kill and rape and then they deny it! By the way I remember and Iranian newspaper, a pro government newspaper also blamed Haiti earthquake on USA. The newspaper name is Kayhan. If any of you know Persian, it would be fun for you to read it.

  292. lurchgs says

    Anti- would you saay that if it had been an American who blamed the earthquakes on immodest women? And you know darn well idjits abound in this country too- so SOME public figure has made at least a similar comment. Probably more often than once a week.Personally, I think immodest women are a danger to our economy. At least, to my little slice of it. I know that every time a woman of cleavage walks by (other criteria work too) I stop what I’m doing. Usually my wife has to kick me in the head to get me started again…>>poof<< there goes X minutes of American productivity, never to be regained.My knuckles drag whenever I visit Hooters, too.

  293. JJ says

    Jen, I hope you know that it is inevitable that you will soon get a multi-thousand dollar offer from Playboy or somebody for “Boobquake Girl Shows All!”. Its just the way it works.

  294. sarahsyed says

    In every culture, clothes are a basic requirement. Even in the hot jungles of Africa, the inhabitants wear some minimal form of clothing. Modest clothing is not just a religious issue; it is a healthy and safe living choice. The manner in which one chooses to dress can be a distraction in the working place as well as in the school. Dress codes, which require more modest clothing, are becoming more popular with educators and professionals everywhere to facilitate less focus on sexuality and more focus on learning and working. Another reason for encouraging modesty in clothing is out of self-respect. The manner, in which we dress and attend to our personal grooming, sends off signals to the world around us. Our appearance identifies us with certain manners of behavior and creates expectations in those around us. Just as a business suit, a black gown or a uniform would define a professional banker, lawyer or a student during working and school hours, modest clothing marks out women to be treated seriously and with respect. Modest clothing ensures that our intelligence, manners, wit, skills and poise get noticed and not just our genitals. But since our dress has become entirely about sex (skin-tight, low cut spaghetti straps or bare midriff tops and short shorts), it only provokes objectification and degradation of the female gender. The sexual vulgarity in the print media and television is equally obscene and nauseating. Constantly we are gunned down with the belief that our bodies are for public ogling and that our self-esteem and self-image is cemented with sexual appeal. Many women may enjoy dressing scantily but this sensual/visual pleasure has cost millions of Americans, their lives. The ghastly number of women who have been raped and murdered, contracted STD and HIV is an affront to an educated and modern civilization. According “the National organization of women” (NOW: http://www.now.org/issues/viol…, in 2005 alone, sexual partners killed 1,181 women in the United States. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, women experience about 4.8 million sexual partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year in the US. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. That is more than 600 women are raped everyday!! Why does the most socially progressive nation in the world, the United States, has the most outrageous violent crime rate against women? Go back step-by step and it begins with the absence of modesty in clothing. Men are visual creatures by design; they are easily aroused by the trashy display of women’s bodily assets. Unless a man walks with his eyes on his shoes, he cannot help but see half-naked women everywhere he goes. This is not only inconsiderate but intensely disrespectful towards men. By women overly exposing themselves, they are making it difficult for men to have a pure imagination. Even those men who are trying to be gentlemen will not jump up and be knights in shinnying armour if women set the bar so low. 15 years negligee was underwear but now it is a fashionable evening gown. Women advertise themselves as sex toys and are shocked when men treat them as such. A culture of immodest women will necessarily be a culture of uncommitted men. Uncommitted men translate into sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, broken relationships. Sheetal Malhorta wrote in “Impact of the sexual revolution: consequences of risky sexual behaviors” (The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeon, 2008 – http://findarticles.com/p/arti… that that approximately 19 million new STI cases occur each year: about half in young persons aged 15 to 24. Also nearly 3 million new cases of chlamydia occur every year. Of all cases in female patients, half occur in girls aged 15 to 19. HPV affects about 20 million people in the U.S as well; about 6.2 million new HPV infections occur each year. HPV infection also causes vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and head and neck cancers. In 2006, more than 35,000 new HIV cases were diagnosed in the U.S. More than 500,000 Americans have died of AIDS, with 16,000 deaths occurring each year. Moreover the report stated that about 750,000 teenagers become pregnant each year. Teen parents are more likely to drop out of school, continue to have non-marital pregnancies, change jobs more frequently, be on welfare, and have mental and physical health problems. Not to mention early sexual activity and multiple partners are even associated with pain and suffering from broken relationships, a sense of betrayal and abandonment, confusion about romantic feelings, altered self-esteem, depression, and impaired ability to form healthy long-term relationships.Scanty dresses have saturated women’s existence with sex and every possible perversion of sex. By asking women to dress modestly, Islam does not suppress their sexuality, rather it embodies a strongly developed sense of its appropriate channeling – towards marriage, the bonds that sustain family life, and the attachment that secures healthy living, of the mind and the body. In Islam, a woman is cherished like a pearl; her privacy and personal dignity is honoured. By dressing modestly, Muslim women do not give men anything to gawk at; they do not allow men to take advantage of them and misuse them. Modest clothing therefore, is liberation from men and not subservience to them. Why don’t more women take to the streets in modest clothing to experiment how much respect and appreciation they are given? Why are women silent about rape and sexually transmitted diseases? Why don’t they calculate the objectification and degradation of women in areas where they dress scantily vs. areas in which women dress modestly?

  295. sarahsyed says

    As far as earthquakes are concerned, we know the world did not create itself. The universe came into being from nothing as a result of a great explosion, emanated from a single point some fifteen billion years ago. Thereafter, matter, energy and time in the universes emerged in an instant and to this day, as proposed by Hubble, the universe continues to move and expand. The scientific community has only come to acknowledge these facts in the 20th century but the Qur’an accurately explained in detail the creation of the universe 1431 years ago. “Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?” [Qur’an, 21:30]“And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.” [Qur’an, 51:47]Just as the universe was created out of nothing (the Big Bang), it will also come to an end and become nothing (the Big Crunch). When the universe reaches a sufficient level, the expansion will come to an end because of gravity, causing it to collapse in and on itself and disappear to a point smaller than a proton. The contracting universe will end in a fierce heat and contraction. Not long ago, with the help of advanced technological equipment and modern scientific knowledge Renata Kallosh and Andrei Linde, Professors from Standford University have discovered that the universe is in the middle of its life cycle. They anticipate that the dark energy will become excessively negative and cause the universe to become unstable and collapse. This remarkable truth is also prophesized in the Qur’an. “They have not appraised Allāh with true appraisal, while the earth entirely will be [within] His grip on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.” [Qur’an, 39:69]“The Day when We will fold the heaven like the folding of a [written] sheet for the records. As We began the first creation, We will repeat it. [That is] a promise binding upon Us. Indeed, We will do it.” [Qur’an, 21:104]At a time when the world was awash with many superstitious and groundless notions, the Qur’an presented key facts of astronomy, physics and biology. How did Muhammad (peace be upon him), an illiterate Arab Bedouin, corroborate numerous scientific truths in the absence of information and technology to examine the universe? Obviously, this universe has a Creator who has intelligibly planned and prepared matter, energy and time. The very same Creator also revealed the Qur’an. Newton saw a ‘divine hand’ in things, which caused the movement of the Solar System. Darwin considered a ‘Creator’ necessary for the origin of life. There was a ‘Superior mind’, observed Einstein, which manifested itself in the universe. Sir James Jeans was led by his studies to the conclusion that the universe was a ‘great thought’ rather than a ‘great machine.’ The Creator draws our attention to how everything in the universe adheres to an astonishing order and unfailing regularity. A seed grows into a forest teeming with wildlife (Quran, 22:5) and small droplets of water make cascading falls and clouds (24:43). The celestial bodies travel intricate journeys through space in their orbits, never wavering from the path chosen for them. Every detail of nature is so diverse and complex that it cannot be a coincidence. Even the stages of development in a human being: pre-embryonic, embryonic and fetal are described in the Qur’an (23:14, 39:6, 96:1-3)Is the purpose of the universe to serve as a stage for hideous crimes, ferocity and terror? Are human beings created for sex? Will there be no consequences for the infinite number of murder, rape and sexual transmitted diseases in the world? Should the Creator leave us to plunder the universe and live perverted lifestyles? No, surely the Creator guided us throughout human history with the best course of action and ethics through His infallible Prophets and Divine Instructions. The Creator gave life to us and dispersed us in the Earth; provided us with sustenance and medicines so that we will be healthy, happy and pure in our minds and bodies. Natural disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes are only to warn those people who succumb to corruption and promiscuity. “Do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not cause the earth to swallow you and suddenly it would sway? Or do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not send against you a storm of stones? Then you would know how [severe] was My warning. And already had those before them denied, and how [terrible] was My reproach.” [Qur’an, 67:16-18]Historically natural disasters have occurred in sexually promiscuous areas. Roman history bears witness to the fact that women’s bodies were lying at the intersection for public fondling. Roman public bath was like a country club. Graffiti at Pompeii and Herculaneum suggests that having prostitutes added to bath experience was common pleasure. The erotic frescoes depict both group and oral sex for bathers’ entertainment and advertise sexual services available on the upper floor of the baths. Their hedonistic culture was set ablazed and scalded with a rain of volcanic debris. Promiscuous Athens and gay Sparta were also destroyed in the same way. A little while back, just days before “Southern Decadence,” 34th annual homosexual celebration attracting tens of thousands of people to the French Quarter section of New Orleans to drink and perform sexual acts on the streets, Hurricane Katrina flooded 80% of the city. Earlier, the sex industry of Thailand, with the largest number of under-age prostitutes in the world, was punctured by the Tsunami. A few days back, on April 25th, 2010 Brazil, the birthplace of bikini, was hit with a 4.9 magnitude earthquake. The same day Richie Kotzen, a Satanist rock musician was scheduled to perform in Brazil. Read the global disaster report http://globaldisasterwatch.blo… almost everyday there is a strong earthquake in some part of the world. We are living at a time of great moral decadence and debauchery. Human laws and political systems have worsened the plight of humanity. Only our Creator can guarantee a healthy and happy survival of all human beings on condition that we believe in Him, dress modestly and become abstemious. A nation that forsakes modesty and denies the Creator, it mockingly demands punishment, should realize that to everything there is a season. “And if Allāh were to impose blame on the people for their wrongdoing, He would not have left upon the earth any creature, but He defers them for a specified term. And when their term has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede (it).” [Qur’an, 16:61]“And they urge you to hasten the punishment. And if not for [the decree of] a specified term, punishment would have reached them. But it will surely come to them suddenly while they perceive not.” [Qur’an, 29:53]On the Day the Hour arrives the wrongdoers will be in despair. [Qur’an, 30:12]

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  297. elemenopi says

    Maybe Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi is saything that they cause earthquakes…in men’s pants.

  298. JJ says

    Nice summation of your beliefs. I see you have solved the science vs religion problem simply by cleverly pointing out that the Quran IS science. With “proof” no less. Maybe the Quran could give us a clue about what exactly dark matter and dark energy actually are and save us some time using all that science stuff. Or maybe you would rather let the scientists find out in the usual way and then find an appropriate quote from the Quran to show that Muhammad knew it all along. There are so many fallacies in your texts above and below that it would take pages to refute them which would be a waste of time that would change neither of our opinions. So you continue to believe what you believe and I`ll continue to not believe what I do not believe.

  299. Reza says

    Nice Idea, I appreciate it, but In your Event invitation on facebook you have written that this joke is said by an Iranian Scientist. That’s not true. Who said this joke is an idiot “Hojatol Islam” (Means he has studies religion in Howzah not academia) these people have nothing to do with science and academic society in my country Iran. and often their ideas are opposed by scientific society but due to the government support for these “Hojatol Islam”s they are free to prattle in every field. So I ask you to fix this every where you have written “Iranian Scientist” said that. Just say Iranian Hojaol Islam . they are far far different!!!

  300. Vince says

    Given that there are somewhere around 200 some odd significant earthquakes a year I’m not sure the logic of test works…

  301. isaacjagn says

    Jen, let me first say that this project has almost everything I love: skepticism, science, and boobs. Second, after a title like this one, I simply have to begin watching your site and posting links to some of your best articles from my own.Thanks for this.

  302. DS says

    Bare it all live, only then will there be a quake and I will get quaker oats for U.Healthy boobs is saviour of the world. Amen.

  303. DS says

    I even has a song..”Boobs the saviour of all….Rise my child and bare it all”cheers.

  304. Outthere says

    If the boobs are the cause of earthquakes, then every revealed saggy saggy scrotom caused the “Crucifixion of Jebus”. The proof and truth ; Juda’s betrayal was actually a mean teabagging.

  305. Beth_B says

    Why must our sexuality be subject to “appropriate channeling – towards marriage”? Many of us may choose differently. And I think your last paragraph may be answering one of its own questions — you ask both “why are women silent about rape” while scolding women for their clothing choices, which is one of the first victim-blaming things that is always asked about a rape victim with the temerity to come forward — what was she wearing? In what way can we find that she was “asking for it”? Rape victims are routinely humiliated in this fashion even if the rapist is eventually convicted. There’s no convincing evidence that clothing choice informs a rapist’s choice of victim.

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  307. servantOfGod says

    God answered your provocation.You posted this on 19th.The BP Oil spill “accident” happened on 20th.Hope you repent and avoid mocking your Creator and Sustainer.

  308. the mocking servant to no one says

    I don’t believe you! Show me proof that ‘God’ caused the BP Oil spill! Just because the day after “Boobquake”something bad happened, that is having a far more severe effect on fish, water birds and other things living in the water based ecosystems than it is on humans. And I’m pretty sure there weren’t any fish involved in “Boobquake”. Though now I think about, is God offended by a shark’s nudity or the sexual habits of dolphins*? But it isn’t humans you see on the news completely covered in oil sitting in pools of oil looking sad is it? And it wasn’t really an earthquake was it? It was (and still is) an Oil spill that wont end!*Male dolphins can get aggressively randy and not just with female dolphins of the same species either! They have been known to have homosexual sex, sex with other dolphin species sometimes even other animals, including humans.

  309. Ntguy says

    Earthquake has different meanings in Farsi. Whoever started this had no clue about translating the language.

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  311. says

    I would like to think this is a Joke, but you sound so serious that’s actually even funnyerMoving forward, Mrs McCreight, congrats on making good use of your freedom of speech, haven’t seen much of this latelykeep it up ;)

  312. says

    Though now I think about, is God offended by a shark’s nudity or the sexual habits of dolphins? But it isn’t humans you see on the news completely covered in oil sitting in pools of oil looking sad is it?

  313. Scotty-dogg says

    Here’s a quick one for you. I live in Lanzarote, one of the Spanish canary Islands, just off the coast of Africa (Morroco). Most of the Morrocans here are womanising, alcoholics. but, come ramadan, they all become devout.So, when the impending volcano erruption in La Palma (http://www.rense.com/general13…, creates a mega Tsunami & sends a 100ft wave towards England, do you think it will steer clear of all the decent Morrocan Muslims on the island and just across the water in Morroco itself. or do the innocents have to die alongside the evils, in order for the greater beig to get his point across??

  314. sensibleGuy says

    Could you plz confirm if you’re serious. If you’re not, t’was a bad joke and if you are then I’m shocked more than I’ve ever been. You’re plainly mocking scientific thinking. Dude use the brain your “Creator” has given you a bit. You call him the Creator and Sustainer and yet are you trying to imply he’s stupid ? Here dude, if oil spills are what your so-called creator retorts with, I’ll mock him every single moment of my life and won’t stop in spite of what he tries to do to me. You know what, the Creator I(or for that matter any sensible theists) worship hates people like Sedighi and mocks prejudices of the sort you just statedand yeah, I think the world would be a much better place if we had a few more like Jen McCreight

  315. says

    Well, If you’re not, t’was a bad joke and if you are then I’m shocked more than I’ve ever been. You’re plainly mocking scientific thinking.

  316. says

    Uhhhmm!! It’s so funny!! I think jane is so naughty as she’s posting like this type of articles and may be is she love to behave like this and she wants to live online!! Thanks jane by the way are you so cute !!

  317. sachye says

    Well I think the use of cameras (for documentation purposes) should be a necessity to prove or disprove the quake theory…

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  319. zainism says

    Who said this joke is an idiot “Hojatol Islam” (Means he has studies religion in Howzah not academia) these people have nothing to do with science and academic society in my country Iran.  News

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