Archives for June, 2008

SPORE: Obvious happens, EA shocked

So, EA just released the ‘Creature Creator‘ pre-SPORE game. You cant do much with your monsters at this point, but its a super easy program for making basically any creature you can think of (I have zero animator skillz, but I can do it. Point/click/drag– My dad could handle this). Its been really fun playing…

Intro to ERVs: ENZYMES!

In the last segment of ‘Intro to ERVs’, I explained part of my blags tagline by talking about gag, the gene that codes for all the retroviral structural proteins. This post is going to be about the gene(s) that code for all of the enzymes a retrovirus needs: pol. But remember how I said retroviruses…

SPORE ARNIE!!!

I have several fun Real Science(TM) posts in the works… But today I got the new SPORE Creature Creator*… So I guess you all figured out where my evening went… LOL! I made a SPORE ARNIE!!!!

You all might remember a few months ago, a fellow named ‘John Freshwater’ was in the news. According to World Net Daily and Freshwaters own students, Freshwater was asked by school administrators to remove a personal Bible from his desk. Students protested in defense of their teacher by putting bibles on their own desks. Good…

Atheist Q&A

I like these tag games when theyre nice and short Q1. How would you define “atheism”? Lack of belief in any form of deity. It doesnt mean you wont fall for a pyramid scheme. It doesnt mean you dont believe in ghosts or astrology or Tom Cruise. It just means you dont believe in a…

Blagging advice!

I love blogging. Ive learned a ton, Ive had a helluva lot of fun, Ive made great connections with people all over the world– Its been a very positive experience for me. So I thought Id share a few tips/tricks Ive learned over the past couple of years for readers who are thinking about taking…

Tulsa Atheists come OUT

Oklahoma. Were the home of Oral Robers University, Rhema, The Smalkowski Affair, GodTube, and a veritable cornucopia of Crazy Christian Crap. But that didnt stop the Tulsa Atheists from coming OUT in a big way! An ad on our local TV network! Its simple, but its a start!

Reason #5592557 ID Creationism is dead

I dont read Uncommon Descent. I only read filtered, purified UD TARD at After the Bar Closes. Today, I was reminded once again why Intelligent Design Creationism has been a magnificent failure, via Bob O’H: What’s our strategy. The strategy is multipronged. Let me just give you one prong: WIN THE YOUTH. The release date…

What ya wanna do when you grow up?

What do I wanna do? Um, be a PI. Get to play in a lab forever. Contribute to my field. Be respected. Be loved by my students. hehehe My dream is to do research until I die, thus to have the opportunity to totally traumatize my grad students by letting them discover my cold, dead…

Why….. Why didnt you all tell me?

Why did no one tell me of this website? Im crying from the lolz…