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An email FYI

So you want to get in touch with me? That’s been getting harder and harder as my email gets busier and busier, and also because my email software finally up and died in protest at the load last month, so I had to make some major changes.

My email is now split. If you’re trying to contact me at my umn.edu address, don’t. I sort that out separately and handle it at my office, and have filters in place that prioritize messages from other umn.edu addresses. That is so students and colleagues get priority and their email doesn’t get buried in all those other sources. Of course, if you are a student or colleague at UM Morris, you should use that address.

All you strangers and friends out there should use pzmyers@gmail.com. It peels out all my professional/job mail, so it has slightly less volume now. Only slightly. And it also has a ruthless set of filters on it, so even there it may not work to contact me. Sorry. I may also be setting up a third public address specifically for those of you who want to contact me about speaking engagements, and I’ll put that in the about page when it’s ready.

As for all you trolls and haters: write it on a piece of paper, eat it, crap it out, and flush.

Comments

  1. says

    Translation: If you disagree with me, I won’t respond.

    Your ability to translate is only slightly smaller than your reading ability.

    More bile from the pea-brain of pz meyers.

    So much hate against poor PZ Meyers

  2. says

    Idiots like jacksmith will be simply deleted — he’s using a fake email address.

    You may have noticed announcements on a few other blogs around here, to the effect that we’ve got a few determined trolls who have been faking usernames to plant stupid comments all around the site. We’re clamping down. Play moron games, you’ll just get yourself banned without comment.

  3. Brownian says

    Play moron games, you’ll just get yourself banned without comment.

    I’m setting up a support group for all the individuals finding themselves victims of PZ Myers and the FtBloggers’ Gestapo/Stasi/KGB. Meetings will be held at the house of my grandmother, whose flight from Soviet occupation to Canada made possible my birth.

    You might have to explain to her what a blog and a banhammer is, but I’ve no doubt she’ll have sympathy for your persecution and teach you several recipies utilising rotten potatoes that will enable you to survive your horrific ordeal.

    If interested in joining, you can contact me via the pen and paper method PZ suggested.

  4. No Light says

    Brownian – My granddad (obm) fled from a death camp to the UK. He had some cracking recipes to help survival in cases of being ousted from the femistasigulag+++oppression portal.

    For the amazing price of only £19.99, I can provide the oppressed with survival recipes made from such simple, everyday, easy to find items such as:

    stones – a very filling, portable snack

    bark and twigs – a great source of fibre

    earth and mud – used as garnish, soup, or to add bulk to your twigs.

    grass – it’s sweet, it’s filling, and it’s everywhere!

    shoes and belts – just soak in urine for a tender, chewy jerky

    rats, sparrows and pigeons – meaty, tasty, and so small that even the bonds can be eaten. Incredibly versatile, and can be eaten raw, smoked, boiled… the choice is yours.

    Buy now, survive your time of exile in the harsh outlands. Maybe, if you’re lucky, Brownian’s grandmother will throw in a couple of rotten potatoes w/th each order.

  5. consciousness razor says

    Keith Peterson, PZ doesn’t read all of the comments, or even all of the on-topic ones, so that wouldn’t be a good way to actually reach him personally.

  6. Brownian says

    Maybe, if you’re lucky, Brownian’s grandmother will throw in a couple of rotten potatoes w/th each order.

    Oh, she’s got access to great potatoes now, but as I said, she only had to contend with a couple years’ flight through Eastern Europe (stopped to birth my father along the way) and then raising a family by working as a night custodian, as Canadians weren’t too keen on hiring ‘Displaced Persons’ back in the fifties and beyond.

    If she’d had to face having her comments deleted and her IP banned, I don’t think she’d have made it.

    Still, I’m sure she’d be more than happy to fry up a few bulviniai blynai for any Thunderref00g33s, at least until they can get back on their f33t.

  7. candiron says

    Sleazy Myers is full of B-O-L-O-G-N-A as usual. What is he but a cretinous, high profile “troll and hater”, who uses vitriol instead of engaging in intelligent dialog? What a hypocrite.

    He is just a fake, with about as much scientific acumen as Kent Hovind.

    I’d like to see this clown debate Stephen C. Meyer, a Meyer who is not full of B-O-L-O-G-N-A, like our good fraudster pseudo-scientist Sleazy.

    What do you say, Sleazy? Up for it? Or will you acknowledge that your cowardice is well founded: you know you are a fake. You got your degree by responding to an ad the back of a matchbook, didn’t you?

    You don’t have the credentials of people like Dr. David Menton (AiG), Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Dr. Behe, etc. You are just a cowardly little phony who doesn’t know jack about what you profess to know. That is why you spend all your time blogging.

    Fraud.

  8. Brownian says

    Oh, Jesus fuck, candiron is a fucking creationist.

    Christ, what a fucking waste of skin.

    Hey, candiron, do you expect to be admitted to the kingdom of heaven?

    How sure of it are you?

  9. vaiyt says

    @10 Stephen C. Meyer was already debated with. Real science wins against his fool’s institute every time.

    We don’t need to put PZ and him on a room to weigh their ideas.

  10. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Candiron, all those people can have a legitimate debate with the evolutionary community. It is called the peer reviewed scientific literature, and scientific evidence, not religious OPINION, is what wins the arguments. No creationist has won that debate, because your deity doesn’t exist, and your holy book is one mythology/fiction. Bawk Bawk Bawk.

  11. says

    What sort of person spells out “B-O-L-O-G-N-A”? I mean, has anyone, anywhere, ever been offended by the actual word?

    “Shh! We mustn’t use the B-word around the children!”

  12. Nick Gotts (formerly KG) says

    I’d like to see this clown debate Stephen C. Meyer – candiron

    The fact that you think scientific issues are or can be settled by verbal debate just shows what an ignorant lackwit you are – as if the fact that you’re a creationists weren’t enough. In no field of science, or more broadly scholarship, is verbal debate the chosen method of arriving at truth. There’s a very good reason for that: it is completely useless for that purpose, rewarding as it does the ability to pump out reams of superficially convincing nonsense over rational, evidence-based argument. That’s why professional liars such as politicians and creationists love it so much.

  13. Randomfactor says

    What sort of person spells out “B-O-L-O-G-N-A”?

    One stupid enough to think that a filter can’t be set to send that version to the bitbucket as well as the conventional spelling.

  14. candiron says

    Sleazy, why not just join your slut friend Jen McCretin and give it up?

    You pretend to be concerned with social issues, but that’s just a farce. You merely take narcissistic delight in imagining yourself to be morally superior to people who hold to ethical systems that you are too immature to adopt. And you will attempt to revise history and slander people in order to “prove” your point and win friends among like minded imbeciles who are more interested in narcissistic groupthink than arriving at the truth.

    Truth is, you have never actually done anything to help anyone. You are a moral fraud as well as a scientific one. You are truly one of nature’s scumballs, a selfish self-centered moron who postures as a crusader for his own special blend of self serving “morality” that he cobbled together in his basement.

    A 100% hypocrite with no ethical sense whatsoever.

  15. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Candiron is big on assertions, but like evidence for his imaginary hence worthless deity, it doesn’t back up anything and presents no links to evidence. So *POOF*, his opinion is treated is trash and is dismissed for fuckwittery, making him a fuckwitted idjit. He couldn’t find his way out of a torn wet paper bag with a book of clues, a map, and a GPS.

  16. Brownian says

    selfish self-centered moron

    Candiron: “I’m proud that past people stole this land from other people.”

    Fuck off, asshole. You’re a repugnant piece of shit.

  17. Ze Madmax says

    candiron @ #18:

    Sleazy, why not just join your slut friend Jen McCretin and give it up?

    That’s rather telling, although not really surprising.

    You pretend to be concerned with social issues, but that’s just a farce.

    Apparently candiron owns a mind-reading machine?

    You merely take narcissistic delight in imagining yourself to be morally superior to people who hold to ethical systems that you are too immature to adopt.

    Because nothing says “mature” like surrendering critical thinking to the altar of established dogma.

    And you will attempt to revise history and slander people in order to “prove” your point and win friends among like minded imbeciles who are more interested in narcissistic groupthink than arriving at the truth.

    NARCISSISM! GROUPTHINK! DOGS MARRYING CATS!

    Truth is, you have never actually done anything to help anyone.

    A mind reading machine AND that device from The Light Of Other Days?. Goddamn. That’s some serious R&D right there.

    You are a moral fraud as well as a scientific one.

    I’m not sure there’s much weight to being called a moral fraud, particularly by someone who calls Jen McCreight a slut.

    You are truly one of nature’s scumballs, a selfish self-centered moron who postures as a crusader for his own special blend of self serving “morality” that he cobbled together in his basement.

    A 100% hypocrite with no ethical sense whatsoever.

    Translation: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

  18. Brownian says

    Here are some choice comments by “I have an ethical system” candiron:

    What an idiot you are.
    “unleashes a whole series of nasty plagues”

    As if this was done on purpose.

    I also note the liberal brain damage from which you suffer. You like to idealize the indigenous peoples, as if they had no moral short comings of their own. You do this partly because you have been conditioned to do so by libtards who want to guilt you into ceding your freedoms and liberties to them. Also perhaps to justify your hatred against people against whom you have grudges.

    Why not grow up and accept that Columbus was a brave, clever man, whose discovery it is completely appropriate to celebrate?

    The fact that you need an ideal “sinless” man to idealize should also tell you something about the faith that you reject. Why do you have this need if there is not a proper object of it? Perhaps the one you reject.

    Explain “brave, clever man” in the context of your ethical system, you fucking joke.

    Nick, you merely demonstrate your own dishonesty and stupidity in trying to change the subject. Was Columbus Day ever meant to celebrate Columbus’ talent as a bureaucrat? Are you some moronic dullard who works at the DMV who regards bureaucratic efficiency as the ultimate standard of human excellence? Maybe you can scrape around and find some obscure department head that you think deserves the holiday instead. :p

    You fail to address Slee Z Meyer’s dishonesty and hypocrisy, and merely showcase your own. Perhaps you’re too dumb to follow the actual argument? I can spell it out in words of one syllable for you, just let me know. ;>)

    Explain this comment in the context of your ethical system, you fucking putrid bag of pus.

    Amphiox, perhaps your memory is the thing that’s getting a bit foggy. I explained why I used those terms in my first comment. Perhaps you’re suffering from some cognitive disability that doesn’t allow you to scroll up to read the older posts?

    I could repeat my arguments, but if you were too dim to get it the first time and have no real interest in understanding them anyway, why bother?

    Have a nice day.

    Passive-aggressive shitstain.

    PZ should have made his living selling cold cuts.

    “‘Cause PZ Myers has a way
    With B-O-L-O-G-N-A”

    Shame you all uncritically stuff your faces with it (made from “facts” he pulls out of his nether regions).

    Hopefully someday he’ll discover a clue, and we can all celebrate that.

    This is what a creationist thinks is ‘clever’.

  19. Amphiox says

    Ah, there’s candiron again, vividly demonstrating the fine art of projection for all to see.

    Poor, poor candiron. That’s not a computer monitor you’re looking at – that’s your own reflection in a mirror.

  20. Brownian says

    Ah, there’s candiron again, vividly demonstrating the fine art of projection for all to see.

    Is it art? Is a monkey flinging its shit against the walls of its enclosure the same as a Jackson Pollock?

    In other words, is it art if the ‘artist’ is merely doing what its instincts tell it to do?

  21. says

    I’m sorry, people. I’m sure he would have been a great chew toy, but the combination of misogynist “slut” accusations and racist demeaning of Indians could provoke only one response: candiron has met the banhammer.

  22. says

    As for all you trolls and haters: write it on a piece of paper, eat it, crap it out, and flush keep recycling it thus for nutrients.

    Fixed it for you.

    Bahleeted troll:

    Translation: If you disagree with me, I won’t respond.

    Wow, that’s entitlement. Nobody owes you a response, cupcake.

    Candiron, my ethical system doesn’t involve sexually denigrating women with whom I disagree, nor exalting genocidal conquerors, nor spitting on workers who help a complex society run smoothly. Then again, my ethical system isn’t based on making myself feel superior to people unlike myself and with less societal power.

    Audley, most of them are coming from Ye Olde Pitte of Slyme, as usual. I’ve seen comments today to the effect that they coordinate trolling attacks. The creationists seem to have finally taken notice of this and decided to attack while they think we’re too busy to notice.

  23. A. R says

    PZ perhaps you could set up some kind of autoresponse to trolls sending you e-mails. Something like the following would be wonderfully appropriate:

    “Thank you for your message, but I heartily encourage you to follow the advice of the great George Denis Patrick Carlin and BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS!!!” (The latter may be in bold or flashing text)

  24. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Audley, most of them are coming from Ye Olde Pitte of Slyme, as usual. I’ve seen comments today to the effect that they coordinate trolling attacks.

    I’ve suspected that for quite a while now, as there was always one being an asshole, but when they gave up, another asshole appeared. But not more than the one, which implied coordination.

  25. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Oh, the other giveaway was the unimaginative script they all used. Attempts at shaming and attitude with us having to accept their assertions. Funny how they ran into the cauldron of rationality and evidence, and were finely cooked in it before they lost interest.

  26. says

    Dang, I really do wish the creationists would come here like they used to. It was a lot more fun and less depressing compared to the omnipresent MRA types.

  27. Amphiox says

  28. Amphiox says

    Or to summarize:

    If you happen to notice that big pile of junk in your backyard producing a smell, or clattering in the wind, it’s still junk.

  29. David Marjanović says

    What sort of person spells out “B-O-L-O-G-N-A”? I mean, has anyone, anywhere, ever been offended by the actual word?

    It’s a city in Italy, for fuck’s sake. It’s where spaghetti bolognese come from.

    The fact that you need an ideal “sinless” man to idealize

    I find that very telling.

    Apparently, the candirú needs someone to idealize – and thinks so does everyone else. What a narrow mind.

    If you happen to notice that big pile of junk in your backyard producing a smell, or clattering in the wind, it’s still junk.

    *steal*

  30. ChasCPeterson says

    What sort of person spells out “B-O-L-O-G-N-A”?

    that was parodying an old USAn TV ad for coldcuts. They spelled it out in the advertising jingle.
    Wait, I’m on the internet…um…here ’tis.