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

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  1. Salon sucks so bad — 19 April 2014
  2. The murderers of Stormfront — 19 April 2014
  3. Free book! — 19 April 2014
  4. [Lounge #458] — 19 April 2014
  5. Uh-oh. I could have warned them. — 19 April 2014

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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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Apr 14 2014

Not another lawsuit!

Yet another case of a litigation happy bozo harassing one of our own. This time, it’s a narcissistic neo-Nazi suing Ed Brayton. Isn’t this fun? If you’re able to help at all, he has a fundraiser in place. This is yet another silly suit, so it’s going to be open-and-shut, but it’s still a pain …

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Apr 14 2014

Cataclysms on the way!

What are you doing this summer? You might want to change your vacation plans. There is going to be a lunar eclipse tomorrow night, and according to Pastor Hagee, that means disaster. I don’t know what he’s talking about; he’s a minister, he gets loads of tax breaks, so 15 April is no big deal …

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Apr 14 2014

Murdering people who accuse you of murder always works

And it’s exactly the kind of tactic a murderous deity would endorse!

Apr 14 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan MISANDRY

lemur

That photo is from a lovely new documentary, with this trailer. However, I have to call attention to one troubling fact. “All these lemurs have one thing in common – from the little one to the very largest one – they all have female dominance. The females are the leaders. The females are the ones …

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Apr 14 2014

Minnesota was the first!

Maybe it’s not quite as prestigious as First Man on the Moon, but Minnesota has First Beer Delivery by Drone. I suspect a little cheating. I don’t think that drone could lift a full box of beer. But then, Amazon hasn’t actually made any deliveries with their drones yet, either — at least Minnesotans have …

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Apr 14 2014

Years of Living Dangerously

This new documentary on Showtime is pretty good (despite the appearance of Thomas Friedman), and this is the premiere episode. One of the most interesting aspects of the show is that it emphasizes economic issues. The standard tactic of the climate change denialists is to argue that it’s happening, we can’t do anything about it, …

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Apr 14 2014

Fun & games on Reddit

Stephan Lewandowsky, the author of the article that made climate change denialists cry and that was later retracted under pressure from denialists, is doing a Reddit AMA right now. Get in early! Before the kooks flood the questions! (via Greg Laden)

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