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

Latest posts

  1. A mundane story — 28 July 2014
  2. Leveraging religion into money and death — 27 July 2014
  3. Oh, no! Zombie Hitler is speechifying to death squads! — 27 July 2014
  4. FOOOBAAAWW vs. Birds — 27 July 2014
  5. Joint statement by Ophelia Benson and Richard Dawkins — 26 July 2014

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Jul 24 2014

Ouch, anti-feminists, you made me sad

The latest noise the MRAs have been pouring into my mailbox has actually been effective in their goals: I find it very depressing. If your intent is to fill me with despair, you win! First, some background. Y’all have heard of Cathy Young, right? She’s one of those anti-feminists who claims to be a True …

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Jul 24 2014

That went in an unexpected direction

Everyone knows the “12-inch pianist” joke, right? Here’s a retelling that changes it in a much more interesting way.

Jul 24 2014

[Lounge #469]

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

Jul 24 2014

It’s mayfly season!

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Every year around this time, we can expect a sudden eruption of clouds of mayflies to emerge, as Gwen Pearson describes. There have been a few times I’ve been out driving when caught in it, and the car gets coated with brown dead bug smears, to the point where visibility is a serious problem. But …

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Jul 24 2014

Democrat behaving badly

The appointed Democratic senator from Montana, John Walsh, has a master’s degree from the United States Army War College. But does he deserve it? An examination of the 14-page paper, titled “The Case for Democracy as a Long Term National Strategy” and posted online by The Times, revealed that about a third of Mr. Walsh’s …

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Jul 24 2014

Creepy ol’ Ben Stein

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Remember Ben Stein? Lazy character actor best known for his mind-numbing drone, reactionary conservative who writes dull screeds on bogus economics, the creationist voice of Expelled? He’s in the news again, when we’d all rather he just goes away. He wrote a bizarre rambling bit of nonsense for the American Spectator about how he travels …

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Jul 23 2014

The squirreliest thing I’ve seen all day

The NRA is just plain nuts. This guy starts out by telling us how the government sets education policy, access to public parks, labor policies to protect minorities, and then springs his case on us: we should treat guns the same way. We need guns. We ought to treat them like food, shelter, education, and …

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Jul 23 2014

Botanical Wednesday: Cruel bird

This bird, over many generations, has warped the poor Centropogon‘s flower into that bizarre curve.

Jul 23 2014

They don’t understand allometry!

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I think the engineers are just trying to wind me up, again. Joe Felsenstein tackles a paper published in an applied physics journal that redefines evolution and tries to claim that changes in aircraft design are a good model for evolution. It’s a terrible premise, but also, the execution is awful. But permit me a …

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Jul 23 2014

Well, I am on a diet and trying to lose weight

So it’s very kind of John C. Wright to assemble a post that completely kills my appetite — in fact, it makes me feel like an inhabitant of the planet Miranda, only I can’t make up my mind whether to just lie down and die or go full Reaver. It’s titled The Secret to the …

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