Category archives for Humor

Shopping for a graduate school?

Have some money to burn? Don’t get enough creationist readings on teh intraweb? How about getting a Master’s Degree in “Creation Science?” After all, it’s academically rigorous: Each MS candidate is required to take six science education courses, three science courses and two electives. Applicants must already possess a bachelor’s degree in a field of…

Sexy scientists

coturnix highlights a new blog devoted to “sexy scientists.” All I have to say is–can it top the hotties that are already members of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists?

This is too good to be lost in the comments. Letterman’s Top Ten list for April 17th was “Top Ten Features Of President Bush’s Bird Flu Pandemic Plan.” The list is below the fold.

What disease are you?

Regular readers have probably noticed I rarely do quizzes. I’m just lame like that. But this one was a bit too perfect for this site: What disease are you? My results after the jump.

Seems Janet has been a bit under the weather…and has taken to haiku to describe her ailments. I think this should be the new format for journal case reports. In other news, I’m heading off to my son’s preschool class later this morning to give a talk on germs and hand-washing (and a bit about…

Jesus could have walked on ice

…so says scientist. Rare conditions could have conspired to create hard-to-see ice on the Sea of Galilee that a person could have walked on back when Jesus is said to have walked on water, a scientist said today. The results suggest temperatures dropped to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius) during one of the two…

So, PZ was apparently collecting Jesus pictures or something. (Yeah, I’m late to the game–blame it on Atlanta). I’ve had this one on my camera for awhile and keep meaning to upload it: guess this is as good as a time as any. From my very own parents’ house (that used to creep me out…

Ah, spring break in Iowa

…and where better to go than Wal-Mart? And I thought my spring break trips as an undergrad were dull…

Phew! Good to know we have a strong terrorist deterrent here. Seen just outside of Iowa City:

Happy PETA*day!

*People Eating Tasty Animals (From Animal Crackers via Science and Politics).