Archives for September, 2008

Campbell Brown is on a roll!

A few years ago, I went to see ‘Good Night, and Good Luck‘ with some friends. Afterwards we loled at the fact that in order to see reporters kicking ass and taking names, we had to watch a movie. I am loling no longer. Campbell Brown is on a friggin roll!!! Remember the RNC, when…

Obamas got at least 61 votes

61 votes from 61 American Nobel Prize winners, 1960-2007. Yes, scientists are pissed about the money (the lack of money) in scientific research right now… but its not just about the money. Its about the fact that Obama has stated time and time again that he is interested in The Science. Not how he can…

Creationist almost discovers promoters/enhancers

Creationists: Experts in being arrogant idiots. These sources promoting the classic “junk DNA” icon of neo-Darwinism need updating, as a Yale University news release from earlier this month recalls the fact that “[i]n the last several years, scientists have discovered that non-coding regions of the genome, far from being junk, contain thousands of regulatory elements…

I love the internet.

News #1 Felicia Day, the cutest girl on the internet, is going to be a guest patient on House tonight. If you are Bill O’Reilly or Oprah Winfrey and you dont know who Felicia Day is, welcome to the internet! Get your butt over to Hulu to watch ‘Dr. Horrible‘, and YouTube to watch ‘The…

Numbers arent enough

Okay, so there are like 20,000 polar bears left. 4,000 tigers. 1,600 Pandas. Meh, who cares, right? I mean, there are still some. 1,600 plus the ones in zoos. ‘Endangered’ animals are fine! Yeah… No. Minor problem with decreasing population numbers: Its more than just the numbers. Its genetic diversity within those numbers. If those…

OVER 1 MILLION!

Virus Mind Control, Revisited

Though HIV-1 is the retrovirus that gets all the press these days, it was not the first human retrovirus discovered. The ‘first’ human retrovirus was discovered in 1980– Human T-lymphotropic virus, HTLV. HTLV has a couple of things in common with HIV-1– Though it is not a lentivirus, it is still ‘complex’, meaning it has…

Elite Suppressors

There are two questions I get over and over and over again from friends, family members, readers, etc about HIV-1: 1. Will we ever get a vaccine? 2. How come some people who are infected with HIV-1 never get AIDS, and some people succumb very quickly? Ive already touched on Q1 a couple of times,…

HELP US EXPEL LAWMAKERS: A DI TARD-WRECK

The ‘fellows’ at the Discovery Institute are so kind! They must have heard I was feeling down, so they sent out a hysterical email to brighten my day! Help Us Get Lawmakers Expelled Dear friends, We’re excited to be able to tell you that on October 21st Expelled: No Intelligence Allow, starring Ben Stein, will…

Its always somethin.

Sunday morning at 7 am, I had to take Arnie to the Puppy-ER. Hes been in the Puppy-ICU for the past 3 days. I havent slept/ate in the past 3 days. But I finally brought him home today… hes doin okay. I got him to eat a cherry Pop-Tart. He will be alright. I hope.…