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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 27 2013

Yankee brainlessness

The craven tools in congress can’t get up the nerve to increase gun control so our kids won’t be as likely to be shot in school, but that just creates opportunity for capitalists. You can now buy bulletproof backpacks. Lined with ballistic material that can stop a 9mm bullet travelling at 400 metres per second, …

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Apr 26 2013

Oh, wait!

Maybe I was too quick to dismiss Branson’s scheme. It turns out that Alex Jones has a dating page. I’m thinking perfect partnership! Modify previous post. You board the plane to find it full of leering, lecherous conspiracy theorists. I may have nightmares tonight.

Apr 26 2013

Is this some kind of test for creeps?

I watched this ad for a new service unbelievingly. Who at Virgin America thought this was a good idea? Maybe it’s a kind of psychological test — a kind of video gom jabbar. If you’re watching it and thinking that this is a wonderful idea for all involved — the men get to be generous …

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Apr 26 2013

Any bionerds getting engaged/married?

dnaring

Nothing says “I’d like to mingle our genetic material” like a DNA ring.

Apr 26 2013

It’s another exam day!

My students are also blogging here: My undergrad encounters Developmental Biology Miles’ Devo Blog Tavis Grorud’s Blog for Developmental Biology Thang’s Blog Heidi’s blog for Developmental Biology Chelsae blog Stacy’s Strange World of Developmental Biology Thoughts of Developmental Biology Biology~ I’ve been terrible about updating everyone about my class the last few weeks — we’re …

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Apr 26 2013

A weekend in Romania

The IHEU General Assembly is taking place in Bucharest the weekend of 26th May, and I’ll be going. I have to think about what I’m going to talk about… Hmmm…here’s some inspiration. In Romania the theory of evolution was taken out from the biology classes for several years, and it was reintroduced only as a …

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Apr 26 2013

Friday Cephalopod: BFFs

cuttlepals

(via TONMO)

Apr 26 2013

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree

There’s another Hovind! And he’s an idiot, too! I’m no fan of genetic determinism, but man, when every person I know saddled with the name Hovind is a bible-thumping twit, I begin to have doubts. The new Hovind is Chad. He’s a preacher, of course, and he likes to turn complex subjects into simple-minded Bible …

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Apr 25 2013

I have to disagree with Jerry Coyne

Ball State University has a crap course on their curriculum: they have a crank professor, Eric Hedin, who is pushing religion and creationism in the guise of an astronomy course. It’s bad science and bad teaching, and I think Coyne has adequately document the abysmal quality of the material. It’s all religious apologetics and intelligent …

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Apr 25 2013

I’d watch it

"Alien" mummy from Chile

But only to laugh at it. Some new pseudoscientific ‘documentary’ has been released this week, titled Sirius, which apparently has everything in it: conspiracy theories galore, ancient astronauts, zero point energy, pyramids, UFOs, antigravity, war, top secret government agencies, and aliens. One alien at least; the big feature proving the existence of aliens from outer …

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