Archives for May, 2008

Vpu– Evilution keeps on rollin’

So almost exactly a year ago, Michael ‘LiLo’ Behe released his prized pig book, ‘Edge of Evolution‘, where he stated, with utmost certainty, that HIV-1 ‘has not evolved’. Yeah, that hasnt worked out too well for him. Anyway, unlike Ivory Handed Creationists who dont lower themselves to doing anything as dirty as ‘research’, scientists have…

If youll recall one of my first posts on SciBlogs, I urged everyone not to give up on an HIV-1 vaccine. Ya, we are sucking right now, but if we can get over our ‘AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!’ response to HIV-1, refocus on the basic virology of HIV-1, we can get this mo-fo. The first step in the…

Oh my god! Moveable printed type!

We must keep this from the serfs, lest they gain literacy and threaten the landed gentry!! Worried that some of us would start thinking Christians have a monopoly on teh stupid, Muslims in Indonesia have bravely stepped up to defend their faith against Evil Atheists like Richard Dawkins… By not letting people read his books……

REPOST: EXPELLED EXPOSED: Actin Networks

This is a repost from the old ERV. A retrotransposed ERV I dont trust them staying up at Blogger, and the SEED overlords are letting me have 4 reposts a week, so Im gonna take advantage of that! I am going to try to add more comments to these posts for the old readers– Think…

Mexican Standoff– EXPELLED style

The judge is supposed to rule on Ono/EMIs suit some time this week. This reminds me of one of the best scenes from one of the best movies with the best music:

Intro to ERVs: **gag**

When I first joined SciBlogs, there were several new readers who didnt get ‘the joke’: If were made in Gods image, Gods made of gag, pol, and env. Short explanation: Genomes are full of crap. Crap DNA. No, no not super special DNA front loaded by The Lord to be [insert stupid creationist claim here],…

Slashdot Science: HIV-1 virion assembly

Thanks to everyone who sent me links to a new article so neat it got Slashdotted: Imaging the biogenesis of individual HIV-1 virions in living cells Researchers tagged a major structural protein of HIV-1 called ‘Gag’** with a fluorescent protein. If you only put the instructions for Gag into cells (just the instructions, not any…

This is a repost from the old ERV. A retrotransposed ERV I dont trust them staying up at Blogger, and the SEED overlords are letting me have 4 reposts a week, so Im gonna take advantage of that! I am going to try to add more comments to these posts for the old readers– Think…

During last weeks Battle of the Titans, I got several comments and emails from readers with the same question: Where do these kooks come from? How do you go from being a PhD, or MD, or DDS, and turn into a complete whackjob? Well, I cant say what Horowitzs deal is. That is the job…

The Beehive Theory

The bees will greet us as liberators. H/T Talk Soup