Archives for January, 2009

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Responsibility for ones actions

Wow, the crazies are going… crazy… this week. So the bigots who gave money to pass Prop 8 are bawwing about how theyre being persecuted by homosexual terrorists, thus laws must be changed for their personal comfort. Not happy with taking away homosexuals right to marriage, they now want people to be able to donate…

My favorite arguments ‘for’ theism are the ones about ‘morality‘. I never bring it up first, but I *love* it when deranged theists do: Random idiot theist: IF WE DIDNUT HAS GAWD DEN WE HAS LOTZ OF MERDERS AND STUFF CAUSE ATHIESTS KILL LOTS OF MOAR PEOPLESES! Me: Im doing scientific research with the hope…

Dawkins at OU: Win!

Okay so there was some drama last week when tickets to see Dawkins at OU sold out in… less than 15 minutes. Good news! Though Dawkins vetoed moving the presentation to the largest venue on campus (lol picturing Dawkins rocking out in an arena like Metallica), there will be A/V feeds of the presentation to…

Controversy brewing at University of Oklahoma!

lol Not really. (H/T AtBC) Some UD IDiot wrote a letter to OU pres David Boren (whos actually a pretty cool guy) bitching about how OUs Darwin Year celebrations dont have anyone from the Creationist Camp included! As an institution of learning in the state of Oklahoma, it is my hope that OU would present…

HIV, Tomato, Tomahto

This is, quite possibly, one of the weirdest examples of convergent evolution I have ever seen. I dont want to get ahead of myself, but HIV-1 transactivator protein (Tat) and Tomato Bushy Stunt Virus P19 are totally interchangeable. HIV and TBSV arent related, like, at all… yet two of their parts are interchangeable… This is…

Richard Dawkins: Bigger than Hanna Montana

“Where were you when Obama took the oath of office?” Its a question kids and grandkids are going to be asking their relatives for years to come. Where was I? Standing in line for tickets to see Richard Dawkins when he comes to campus in March. I got a ticket, but all the available tickets…

Happiness in Ignorance: HIV Deniers

If there is one constant ever present in anti-science groups, whether its Creationists, anti-vaxers, anti-wireless-interneters, whatever– its the groups ignorance on the very topic they are ‘anti’. HIV Deniers are no exception. One of my favorite HIV Deniers, a blonde bimbo named Rebecca Culshaw (‘I IZ NUT BIMBOS I HAS DEGREE IN MATHS! THAT MEANS…

Good job, Gene.

Gene Robinsons opening prayer at the inauguration festivities (go to Abels place to hear about the drama): O God of our many understandings, we pray that you will… Bless us with tears – for a world in which over a billion people exist on less than a dollar a day, where young women from many…

Creationists in OK?!? NO WAY!!

In case of the Apocalypse, Id like to be in Oklahoma. We make our own food, weve got our own oil, nice climate, everybody has guns, and we have a bountiful supply of Young Earth Creationists! In the late 1960’s, G. Thomas Sharp, who was at that time already an experienced science educator as well…