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… 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

What’s a Little Faux Pas Between Countries With Large Nuclear Arsenals?

I think the investigative power the Democrats currently wield–and the threat of subpoena–is starting to get to Secretary of State Condoleeza “Ferragamos” Rice.
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Posted in Fucking Morons, The Soviet, We're Really Fucked | 10 Comments

driftglass Hath Profaned Against the Evil Baby!

This is an abomination against the Evil Baby (which kicks Flying Spaghetti Monster’s and the Mouse of the Disco Ball’s asses–I mean that in the nicest ecumenical way possible).
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Posted in Humor | 9 Comments

Hit Wiley Publishing Hard

Hopefully, by now, the anti-Wiley blogswarm is getting geared up. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, ScienceBlogling Shelley over Retrospectacle was threatened with a lawsuit by Wiley Interscience for reproducing part of a figure and a table. My suggestion: take them out at the fucking knees. Trash their impact factor.
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Posted in Fucking Morons, Publishing, The War on Science | 15 Comments