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

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  1. I’m going to Seattle! — 22 April 2014
  2. A new era for Pharyngula! — 22 April 2014
  3. How kinesin actually moves — 22 April 2014
  4. I get email — 22 April 2014
  5. Got sand in your…? — 22 April 2014

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Apr 21 2014

Polls of the American public are so depressing

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Especially when they poll them on science knowledge. An AP poll on science doesn’t surprise me at all. At least it’s good to know that finally, after 50+ years of hard lobbying and information campaigns, it has finally sunk in that smoking causes cancer. What isn’t so good are the numbers on evolution and climate …

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Apr 21 2014

Patterson and Kehoe, and the great lead debate

You know what is really impressing me about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos? That he doesn’t hesitate to draw connections between science and how we live our lives — there is an implicit understanding that science has become fundamental to how we see the universe. Last night’s episode was no exception. What started as an explanation …

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Apr 21 2014

I hate the HuffPo, too. I hate them all.

My complaint about Salon seemed to resonate with a lot of people…but then we acquired some wackaloon named Johny in the comments, raving about auras and magic energy sources and all kinds of idiocy, and then he reminds me that there is a site far worse than Salon: the Huffington Post. Ariana Huffington plunged deep …

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Apr 21 2014

I guess I don’t know the right Christians

@durrtdawg

Right now, I get more vicious hate mail from atheists, a little bit from Christians, and almost none from Muslims — but I shouldn’t take that as representative. You have to look in the right place to find Christian hatred. You know if any of you commenters said anything like that about any group here, …

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Apr 20 2014

Oh, OK, here’s a happier Easter message

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Apr 20 2014

How to celebrate Easter

Here’s how I did it: I’ve been composing a genetics exam all day, and updating stuff for a review session tomorrow. And in a little bit, I’m going to sit down with a cup of tea and watch Cosmos. The best way to celebrate? Leave Jesus and church out of it. Also, no magic eggs.

Apr 19 2014

Salon sucks so bad

I give up. I’ve deleted my bookmarks to Salon. The final straw: two articles published today that are appalling in their inanity. First up is Charles Darwin’s Tragic Error: Hitler, Evolution, Racism, and the Holocaust. Just the title tells you it’s a dishonest pile of crap. Most of it has nothing at all to do …

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Apr 19 2014

The murderers of Stormfront

The SPLC has done an analysis of Stormfront’s contribution to murder. It’s a bit unsettling: it has story after story of proud racists posting unashamedly on Stormfront, and then going off to gun someone down. And so many of them fit this profile! A typical murderer drawn to the racist forum Stormfront.org is a frustrated, …

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Apr 19 2014

Free book!

If you’ve got a kindle, you can now download Generation Atheist by Dan Riley for free. For a little while. Steal it while you can!

Apr 19 2014

[Lounge #458]

connlannstansbury

This is the lounge. You can discuss anything you want, but you will do it kindly. Status: Heavily Moderated; Previous thread

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