Archives for May, 2008

Help get rid of Sally Kern

I make fun of OK on my blog regularly. Sometimes it feels like Im living on goddamn Mars, surrounded by Martians (aka ‘Baptists’) speaking gobbledy gook and creepy red dirt and forever-gusting wind that will drive you insane… It doesnt help when dipshits like Sally Kern proudly drag Oklahomans through the dirt with their hate…

God Chinese. God play joke.

God put proteins that kinda sorta might look like Chinese characters in cells so that PROVES DESIGN AND JESUS. hehehe. ID Creationists are hard at work proving design (unlike real scientists that state a hypothesis and accept data whether its for/against their original idea). The stagnant cyber-squat ‘Biologic Institute’ has finally been updated with links…

Lots of new readers since the move to SciBlogs– So while Im still out of town, here is a repost of my presentation to Americans United this past March! Posted below the fold for slow loaders

REPOST: PERVs

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…

Oklahoma Senator: F*ck Africa.

So Bush is trying to do something good. Kind of. He established a fund in 2003 called ‘PEPFAR‘ to pledge funds to Africa to help fight HIV/AIDS. Of course there are lots of strings attached, like ABSTINENCE ONLY education WHOOOO!!! *rolleyes* But whatever. Hes a Republican theotard– and I suppose its the best he is…

I wasnt going to talk about this until later, but a commenter/troll left a comment on my last post: Umm, Do retroviruses have any clinical relevance whatsoever? Top ten killers in USA per CDC: Heart disease: 652,091 Cancer: 559,312 Stroke: 143,579 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 130,933 Accidents: 117,809 Diabetes: 75,119 Alzheimer’s disease: 71,599 Influenza/Pneumonia: 63,001…

We all secretly wish for it. We all are afraid to say it, haunted by screams of ‘EVILUTION BE DED IN 10 YRZ!‘. But seriously, I think Professional Creationism is a dying profession. 1– Inability to adapt to the genomic revolution. Everything in biology is now ‘connected’. Whats the first thing you do when you…

Poll crash!!

As PZ reported, my bestest bestest friend in all of Oklahoma has escaped from her cage again. You remember her ‘HOMOZ IS GUNNA KILLLLLLL USSSS!!!‘ rant? That rant also included, you guessed it, “EVILUTION IS GUNNA KILLLLLL USSSSS!!!: Another practical benefit of Christianity was the elevation of knowledge, of learning, of science, okay, of the…

LOL! Atheism Wins

LOL! After all these years, we won Einstein: “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.” … For me the Jewish…

Before I start talking about endogenous retroviruses, there is one thing I need to make clear about exogenous retroviruses first, for anyone who deals with pseudoscientists. When dealing with Creationists/Deniers on the topic of virology, almost immediately you will be confronted with a form of ‘viruses are magic’. For instance, Professional HIV Denier Rebecca ‘Blondie’…