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Monthly Archive: September 2009

Sep 16 2009

A Modest Proposal (Jennifer, Jennifer)

Inspired by the comments (though not the actual initial post) on PZ’s post here. My verse is more a response to the general issue than to the specifics of the posted incident. Jennifer, Jennifer, got herself pregnant,The poor, irresponsible slut.See, boys will be boys, so it’s up to the girlsTo be moral, and keep their …

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Sep 15 2009

Behind The Scenes

I got a few interesting comments after I posted the following comment on Pharyngula: They put me on committee, which I thought was really nice,But they never seem to listen to my wonderful advice!When I tell them that the Word Of God should underlie our laws,They just smile and nod a second, maybe just an …

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Sep 12 2009

To GrrlScientist:

Go, blog for me, and be my eyesAnd ears, beneath Antarctic skies,Where colonies of penguins dwell(Creating quite a rancid smell). And you will sit upon the iceAnd snow, and blog in words conciseBy rugged glaciers, icy shelves,For us, who can’t be there ourselves. And I will read your priceless postsAnd offer you a thousand toasts,To …

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Sep 10 2009

Winston The Pigeon

Carrier pigeons are diligent workers,And some have been honored as heroes! But, sadly, technology changed their careers,With the messages, now, ones and zeroes. Information now moves over fibers and wires,At the speed (so they tell me) of light;And people accustomed to speed such as thisAren’t impressed by a pigeon in flight. But intertubes clog, and …

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Sep 10 2009

Grand-Dad!

I have a small bottle of sepia inkWhich I use for particular writing.The feel of a quill-pen is special, I think,And I find the whole process exciting. I read in the news, of an interesting find,Of a well-preserved cephalo-fossil(The paleontologists gladly remind,What we learn may be truly colossal! See, soft-tissue fossils are rare, as a …

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Sep 09 2009

Nathaniel Jeanson, Stealth Ph. D.

Nate was a Creationist, who hated bugs and blood,And he wondered, “What’s the perfect job for me?”He could spread the word of Jesus, the Creation, and the Flood,If he got a Harvard Medical Degree! It would give him credibility, and earn him some respect,And would help him to evangelize, he said.Since he claimed a higher …

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Sep 08 2009

Newspapers Are Born To Exaggerate

It seems these things come in waves. This time, it is the Times Online overreaching the consequences of some recent neuroscience finding, presenting it in a splashy way, and misrepresenting pretty much whatever they need to in order to fit the message in the simple headline. “We are born to believe in God“, says the …

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Sep 05 2009

A Verse On The Echidna’s Four-Headed Penis

Ok, in truth, this was inspired by this post on Pharyngula, but that was not the whole point of PZ’s post, so I was going to use some other source… but frankly, if you google “echidna penis” you get more than, perhaps, you were looking for. Anyway, go ahead and do an image search for …

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Sep 02 2009

Step One: Get On Your Knees…

PZ reports on a helpful manual put out by the Catholic Truth Society: the Prayer Book For Spouses. The book contains prayers for every stage of marriage and family life, including engagement, planning for parenthood, pregnancy and caring for children and elderly parents. The prayers, written by a variety of authors, are interspersed with Catholic …

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