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Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 30 2009

We need an Atheist Jonas Brothers?

PZ wants to know where the teeny bopper atheist songs are? Look no further. If I could sing better than Rock Band karaoke I’d make a video. If anyone with talent wants to sing it, be my guest: To the tune of the Jonas Brother’s SOS (yes I have the song and had to listen …

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Apr 30 2009

Swine flu? Kill the piggies!

Whenever you have outbreaks of mysterious, potentially deadly diseases, it’s extremely important to stay rational and not overreact. For example, you can see Egypt’s extremely logical decision to slaughter all 300,000 of its pigs. … Aside from the obvious point that we have human to human transmission now, so new infection from pigs isn’t exactly …

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Apr 29 2009

Yay real life

Just as a warning, blog posts may be a little sparse the next couple of days. I have papers to review and answer questions about for genetics, physics homework, papers to review for extra credit in psychology, and a giant ass programming project that I haven’t really worked on yet. On top of that, I’m …

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Apr 28 2009

Teaching!

Looks like I’m definitely going to be a TA next semester! It’s exciting and a bit frightening at the same time. Both of my parents are retired teachers, so I’ve always been curious to do some teaching of my own. I really enjoy explaining biological concepts to people, and I feel like I’m good at …

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Apr 28 2009

Natural Sexuality

“Alright everybody, quiet down, we’re going to get started,” grumbled Lion. He glared at the menagerie in front of him, squawking and snorting away obliviously. “I SAID QUIET!” he roared. The crowd was silenced and turned wide-eyed to the speaker. “Ahem. Thank you. I’d like to welcome all of you to the second meeting of …

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Apr 27 2009

The evolution of penises

Or whangs, if you’d prefer. There’s a scientifically interesting and delightfully anti-arousing article over at Scientific American with an overview of why human penises are how they are. Even if you think evolutionary psychology is a load of arm chair philosophizing bunk (which it sometimes is), you can at least extract some immature giggles from …

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Apr 27 2009

Welcome to my home, under a rock

Oi. It’s probably a bad thing that I hadn’t even hear of the whole “swine flu” thing until I read xkcd this morning. “Wtf is swine flu?” I asked, but had to run to class. And then the blogosphere exploded about it. Yeaaahh, I admit it, I’m a bad college student sometimes. I was much …

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Apr 27 2009

I'm just made of cooking failure lately

Last night I decided to cook one of my favorite dishes that actually has vegetables in it make up for all of the horrible things I’ve been eating lately. My dad’s tomato asparagus pasta is delicious and really simple to make. Well, in theory. I’ve made it plenty of times before, but this time I …

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Apr 27 2009

I’m just made of cooking failure lately

Last night I decided to cook one of my favorite dishes that actually has vegetables in it make up for all of the horrible things I’ve been eating lately. My dad’s tomato asparagus pasta is delicious and really simple to make. Well, in theory. I’ve made it plenty of times before, but this time I …

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Apr 26 2009

As if Wikipedia wasn't addictive enough…

Micek’s Tumblelog points out the fun and addictive nature of playing 6 degrees of separation using Wikipedia. The object of the game is to pick two random articles and see who can connect them using the fewest links. The game makes sense, since the nature of Wikipedia is to start looking up avacados and ending …

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