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PZ Myers

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Name: PZ Myers
Date registered: 18 July 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula

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  1. I drink your tears! — 16 April 2014
  2. “Coming Out Atheist” is coming out now — 16 April 2014
  3. As promised, Fox News is whining about me — 16 April 2014
  4. I’ve never crashed an Estonian poll before — 15 April 2014
  5. Here’s something else oppressing Ken Ham — 15 April 2014

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Apr 16 2014

I drink your tears!

The tasty sweet tears of rage and frustration. Oh, I am so enjoying the current flood of email into my in-box. It’s not fair to keep it to myself, so I thought I’d share a sample. Young Republicans Sad little man, calling kids names . . . There is so much more hate and intolerance …

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Apr 16 2014

“Coming Out Atheist” is coming out now

Greta Christina’s new book, “Coming Out Atheist”, is now available. Get yourself a copy! I’m hoping there will be some at the American Atheists convention this weekend in Salt Lake City. I’ll be speaking there, Greta will be speaking there (as will Sikivu, Matt, and Maryam) so I should be able to track one down, …

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Apr 16 2014

As promised, Fox News is whining about me

I told you some guy called me for an interview about the horrible crime committed on the UMM campus: the presumed ‘theft’ of some free newspapers from a conservative organization. They say I now advocate censorship of conservative student newspaper, which is a fine twist on the affair. Their description of the newspaper was particularly …

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Apr 15 2014

I’ve never crashed an Estonian poll before

Kas toetate sooneutraalset kooseluseadust? Jah 51.58% Ei 47.3% Puudub arvamus 1.12% You know what to do. (Oh, you want a hint? “Do you support gender-neutral cohabitation law?” Jah, yes; Ei, No: Puudub arvamus, no opinion. You’ll have to figure out your opinion on your own. Hääleta!)

Apr 15 2014

Here’s something else oppressing Ken Ham

tiktaaliklimb

He hates Tiktaalik. He hates it so much he even has a hard time spelling its name correctly. Tikaalik is again being popularized through the new PBS series "Your Inner Fish.” it’s really a desperate con job on the part of evolutionists who can’t defend their evolutionary fictional story. He actually surprises me a little …

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Apr 15 2014

Ken Ham gets his wish

Poor ol’ Ken has been feeling oppressed lately — there was that Noah movie (unbiblical!) and this Cosmos series (godless!), and it was so unfair. Where was the Cosmos show that gave equal time to the one true Biblical story of the universe? He gets his wish at last. Here it is, Creationist Cosmos. Creationist …

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Apr 15 2014

Science conspires to make me feel really old now

Virginia Hughes tells us about techniques to look inside the zebrafish brain. The gang at HHMI are using two photon imaging and clever image analysis to get very clear, sharp images of fluorescent neurons. Oy, that’s pretty. This old codger did some of that stuff, many years ago, but you know what we had to …

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Apr 15 2014

Know any philatelic homophobes?

You can blow their minds now. The US has released a commemorative stamp honoring Harvey Milk, which is a great step forward. But we’ve been totally eclipsed by Finland, which has just created Tom of Finland stamps. I have to say, though, that Tom of Finland makes me vaguely uncomfortable — not because of the …

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Apr 15 2014

What will you do with a biology Ph.D.?

ASCB

This chart of the distribution of the biology workforce is a bit complicated, but somehow dismaying and reassuring at the same time. As it points out, over half of all biology grad students hope for that tenure-track research position, but only a small fraction will get it. That’s the depressing part. But at the same …

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Apr 15 2014

That’s a terrible chart

badfloridagundeaths

I wish I’d had this a few weeks ago, when I was telling students how not to present their data. This is a chart illustrating the effects of stand-your-ground-laws on murder in Florida. I glanced at that and thought, “Whoa, surprise: the stand-your-ground-laws had a pretty dramatic effect in reducing murder. I did not expect …

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