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Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 22 2009

The Great Grad School Search

In a couple of weeks, I will officially be a senior in college – which means it is time for me to Freak Out. I’m 99.99% sure I want to go to grad school for my PhD, but that’s about all I know. I’ve been doing research in a lab for the last two and …

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Apr 21 2009

The Difference Between Normal People, Scientists, and Chocoholics

Alright, I had to do it:…And now that I’m embarrassed by my crappy tablet drawing skills, go check out my artwork from high school so I can redeem myself a bit.

Apr 21 2009

Whoops

As a poor college student, I cook by the “What’s about to expire and what can I make out of it?” method. This week the ingredients were cream cheese and an unused container of cool whip. Time for a delicious peanut butter pie, I thought! I had the peanut butter, but I went to the …

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Apr 21 2009

I am such a biology nerd

I just got an email about the Darwin Conference they’re having at the University of Chicago in October, and I’m totally pumped. Practically it’s great, because it’s only about a 2 hour drive from here and $20 for students, which is dirt cheap for a conference. The one in Nebraska was 90 bucks, and that …

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Apr 20 2009

Breaking News: Right Wing Religious Nut Jobs believe whatever they want to believe

Shocking, I know. So, most of you have probably seen the disturbing and stupid anti-gay marriage video released a little while ago by NOM. If not, crawl out from whatever rock you’ve been living under, explore the internet a bit, and watch it. Stephen Colbert, in his infinite genius, created a parody…er, I mean, very …

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Apr 20 2009

Oh no…not another bad book

I think I’ve set up a horrible trend for myself. A biology grad student that I’m friends with gave me this book today, saying I’d probably appreciate the ridiculousness:Noooooooooooooo, not Ken Ham!!! What do I do? Do I try to ignore it? Do I even bother reading it? Just skimming the book was fairly amusing, …

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Apr 19 2009

Is "New Atheism" White Supremacist?

Apparently someone thinks so. Since my initial response of “WTF” isn’t too educated, I’m going to break down my reply. But I’m no longer okay with atheist evangelizing. Firstly, I’m not okay with evangelizing, period. I don’t care if you’re a fundamentalist Christian, an agnostic Buddhist, or Richard Dawkins, I want you to leave me …

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Apr 18 2009

A BS in Biology without Evolution

If you are at least vaguely aware of the Evolution/Creationism debate, you know there’s a lot of things wrong with biology education in the United States. You have rallying cries to “teach the controversy” (which doesn’t exist), but thankfully those are being shot down more and more often. There are some students who will never …

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Apr 16 2009

Day of Silence

In honor of the Day of Silence tomorrow, please join me in watching this mind-numbingly stupid video made by the Illinois Family Institute and pointing out the horrible logic they employ. You know it’s going to be good, because they have “Family” in their name: Actually, I lied. I could only get to the part …

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Apr 16 2009

Busy with real life

Don’t have any super insightful post today, sorry. It’s that time of the year when the semester is winding to an end, and all of your classes decide to go crazy at once. I’m just trying to finish my programming project (hooray for Python…) tonight so I can go to Miss Gay IU tomorrow. Fabulous …

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