Few random quickies for today–
1. I think a YEC challenged me to a dual. Or something. A friend was having a ‘debate’ with some random radical Christian pastor/reverend/whatever via letters to the editor in the Yukon Review, and cited some things he had learned from me and ERV. Random weirdo bawwwed to his ‘professional’ YEC butt-buddy. YEC butt-buddy took radical weirdos place in the ‘debate’, and now for some reason Im debating this guy:
*gasp!* Uh, oh… hes a lifetime member of American MENSA, people. I think Im in over my head here. lol.
2. SEED has up a ton of essays today for DARWIN 200, and I helped!
Survival of the Viral
Studying genetic “mistakes,” like endogenous retroviruses, would have led us to a theory of evolution, even if Charles Darwin had not.
And let me state here that I am MADLY in love with the artists rendition of a retrovirus accompanying my article. MADLY. I think Emilie Clark captured what a ‘retrovirus looks like’ better than the models we work up for papers.
3. Im going to John Lynchs presentation tonight at the Sam Noble Museum! You sould go too, if youre around! Especially cause the museum has a sweet exhibit on evolution, which includes a component of HIV-1 evolution!
4. I just love this– Afarensis defended the honor of his namesake, Lucy, against Casey Luskins grimy sleazy advances. Casey basically resorted the the ancient Creationist Claim ‘there are no transitional fossils‘ and Lucy is a fake blah blah blah.
Afarensis whomped him gud. Its nice