Monthly Archives: April 2007

Maybe Crazy Is the Republican Base

I’ve argued before that the Republicans can’t win elections without their racist base. Well, apparently they can’t win without their cracked-in-the-head base either.
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Racism | 7 Comments

George Gilder and ‘Anti-Education’

Most biologists, when writing for a lay audience, go through great pains to make complex subjects comprehensible. Gilder, by contrast, takes a subject matter that biologists have successfully taught to thousands and thousands of high school and college students and makes it sound hopelessly complex. Having softened up the reader with the technobabble equivalent of channeling the goddess Ramtha, he can then make unsubstantiated declarative statements like “intelligent design theory begins by recognizing that everywhere in nature, information is hierarchical and precedes its embodiment.”
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Posted in Creationism, Evolution, Fucking Morons | 16 Comments

Some Sunday Links

Here are some links for you. Let’s blind you with some science.
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Posted in Bloggity Blog | 3 Comments

Teaching Tolerance and Freedom of the Press?!

We can’t have that.
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Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Fucking Morons | 7 Comments

A Question About Tobias

Friday, Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias resigned because he had received ‘massages’ from an escort service. One of Tobias’ major effects on U.S. foreign policy was to promote abstinence-only sex education.
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, HIV, Public Health, Sexist Pigs, The War on Science | 17 Comments

I Know It’s Boston, But…

..do we have to name everything Seamus? Yesterday, the Boston Globe had an interesting story about curing a sick tapir at the Franklin Park Zoo using antibiotics.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Humor | 4 Comments

Don’t Wash Your Hands and Drive?

While washing your hands for 15-20 seconds with soap and water is the best way to prevent the transmission of infectious disease through hand to hand contact, in a pinch, alcohol santizers work well. Good news from Australia: you can use sanitizers and drive.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Microbiology, Public Health | 6 Comments