Archives for July, 2008

I hate the UK so much.

Do you guys get to see new Dawkins specials on TV like, every other month, or something? I hate you guys! *pouts*

heh. You can still see EXPELLED in theaters if you dont mind paying $2,400. heh. heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh.

SIZZLE: Revisited

Im mad about SIZZLE. I didnt like it. I thought it was dumb. Like, genuinely *dumb*.** But I liked Randy. I liked what he is/was trying to do. So rather than write a one word review (‘ugh’), I tried to make some positive points, and push him in the direction of the aspects of SIZZLE…

Intro to ERVs: Envy my env

This next installment of ‘Intro to ERVs’ is about the coolest protein on the planet*, Env. Weve got all the enzymes protected in their nice little core– but retroviruses are enveloped viruses. Theyre coated in the membranes of the cells they budded off of. Thats where env comes in! env codes for the protein that…

Dear Randy Olson– A SIZZLE Review

Man, Randy, you were close with SIZZLE. You were really close, I think. I wish you would have let us preview the movie earlier, or just bounced some ideas off of us. 1– The scripted portions of SIZZLE were painful. Painful. Very awkward. Not at all believable. Your ‘producers’ could have been cut out entirely.…

What makes an IDiot?

While Creationists get a free-pass to call scientists ‘Nazis’ and ‘liars’ and ‘baby killers’, Larry Moran gets a lot of crap for calling IDiots, ‘IDiots’. While Ive always found that pet name more than apt, some people get their panties in a wad over it. I think maybe what we need is a nice example…

PZ and I are on Blogging Heads TV today! w00t! Clip below the fold (epigenetics!), full video at BloggingHeads!

Friends.

A funny thing happened today. PZ is now, officially, a D-List Blogger** (a status I attained months ago, hehehehehe!!). Shortly after that, Richard Dawkins made a nice statement of support for PZ on RichardDawkins.net. … I love being *us*, you guys. I love being *the good guys*. One of us is in a tight spot,…

BEHOLD! THE POWER OF UD!

OMG YOU GUYS! You wont BELIEVE the incredible traffic spike I got from a front-page UD link!

HAPPY BIRFDAY QUASISPECIES!!!

Darwin isnt the only one celebrating a very special birthday soon! This year is the 30th anniversary of ‘quasispecies‘!!! To celebrate, there is going to be a drool-inducing conference in Barcelona Spain later this year!! QUASISPECIES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, 30TH ANNIVERSARY (they dont have a website up, but they have a doc file with…