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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30 2013

[Thunderdome]

jayle

This is Thunderdome, the unmoderated open thread on Pharyngula. Say what you want, how you want. Status: UNMODERATED; Previous thread

Jan 29 2013

Cafe Scientifique tonight, in Morris!

csbiofuels

You Twin Cities folk will have to drive like maniacs to get here in time, but you can do it: I hear the roads are slick as glass so you can just slide all the way here. At 6pm we’re doing another science for the community event, this time with Michael Ceballos talking about biology …

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Jan 29 2013

I think I got an A-

I took the Are You a Humanist? test, and only scored 90%. They’re not going to drum me out of the group, are they? Unfortunately, the results don’t tell me on which of the questions I fell short of the humanist ideal. I suspect one might have been where I said my purpose was to …

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Jan 29 2013

A little palate cleanser

I needed this. After seething over the ghastly McLeroy in The Revisionaries last night, it was a relief to see McLeroy meet Colbert. The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive

Jan 29 2013

Witch-Doctors on display

There is an organization in the UK called the Christian Medical Fellowship. OK, no problem, you might think — nothing wrong with Christian fellowship, nothing wrong with doctors who go to church or pray together. But you’d be wrong. Religion poisons everything. This is what the 4000 members of that organization talk about: demons. The …

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Jan 28 2013

Revisionaries now!

I’m watching this documentary right now, and I have to tell you…every time Don McLeroy or Terri Leo or Cynthia Dunbar come on, I’m snarling obscenities at the screen. What wretched ignorant people. If you can’t watch it yourself, the creators are doing an IAmA on Reddit right now. And, oh, boy — McLeroy has …

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Jan 28 2013

[Lounge #399]

baby_pudu

This is the lounge. You can discuss anything you want, but you will do it kindly. Watch out for the baby pudu — they have nuclear-grade cute. Status: Heavily Moderated; Previous thread

Jan 28 2013

Nitpicky terminology distinction

Minor point that I wanted to clarify for the benefit of all, since a student just brought it up to me. When we take pictures of stuff we see on the microscope, it’s called photomicrography. We are taking photomicrographs, or photographs of microscopic object. It is not microphotography. A microphotograph is a teeny-tiny little picture, …

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Jan 28 2013

She’s baaaack

Remember Republican legislator Cathrynn Brown’s bill that would have criminalized abortion on the claim that it would destroy evidence? She scurried to retract it after nationwide public shaming, but now she’s revised the bill and is trying to promote it again. Good news! It no longer threatens women who get an abortion after a rape …

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Jan 28 2013

Sophisticated theology

Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Los Angeles Catholic diocese has been apparently involved in major cover-ups of child abuse scandals during his tenure.He has promoted all kinds of sneaky maneuvers to keep priestly child rapers out of jail. “Sounds good — please proceed!” the cardinal, now retired, instructed in 1987 after the aide, Msgr. Thomas …

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