Archives for March, 2009

“Abbie needs to get laid.”

BEHOLD! The awesome power of Intelligent Design Creationists explanatory filter! Or CSI. Or, like, their irreducibly complex flagella… something science related! Evilution cannot survive scientific proof of the Christian god like this!!

QUESTION: Do you like pie? YES or NO ANSWER: Well, I like most kinds of pie. I dont really like cherry. Meat-pies are a big disappointment. QUESTION: YES or NO! ANSWER: Umm… I guess if you held a gun to my head, yes? QUESTION: Great! Here is a nice greasy beefy meat pie! I know…

One of the most common comments I get from people: I dont understand why youre going to school in Oklahoma. Srsly. Oklahoma? Why didnt you got to UCSF or Harvard or something? Oklahoma?? Well, there are lots of reasons why I like it here. This is one of those reasons: In response, OU President David…

Carl Zimmer in Tulsa

Okay, if any of you ever get the opportunity to see Carl Zimmer speak, GO! Last night in Tulsa, Carl gave the John Wesley Powell Memorial Lecture on the topic of ‘What is Life?’ I was geared up and ready for a fight, honestly. Virologists have been getting into fights with people about ‘what is…

Dangit! The big OK Separation of Church and State event tomorrow has had to be postponed because we are currently in the middle of a freak snowstorm. By freak snowstorm, I mean it is currently 27 degrees, pouring rain that is going to turn into snow overnight… … Yet the high on Sunday is going…

Two dogs got off

Hands down, the most memorable phrase spoken by DR. Charles Jackson at our ‘debate’ tonight. It was a ton of fun, you guys! Might be a few days before the video is up, but it was fun! Few short comments before I get to sleep (1 hour of presentations, 2.5 of Q&A, Im seepy). 1.…

Is this is what Creationists mean when they put forth ‘Academic Freedom’ legislation? Sure enough, I just received confirmation today in a letter from the Open Records Office at the University of Oklahoma. The letter confirms that on the day of Dawkins’ speech, Oklahoma State Representative Rebecca Hamilton requested substantial information relating to the speech…

Research Blogging Rage and ERV live

Today/Tomorrow I am getting presentations ready for two events: 1– Science outreach to YEC Oklahomans Time: March 26, 7 pm Place: Christs Church of Yukon, 620 W. Vandament Ave Topic: ERV ‘debates’ a random hobo 2– Americans United for the Separation of Church and State: Oklahoma Time: March 28, 8:30-2:30 ($15 registration if you want…

Junk RNA: Cause Junk DNA was getting lonely

The worlds most famous living biologist, Casey Luskin, is either an IDiot, or the biggest IDiot in the known universe. Being an expert in molecular biology, Casey has previously discussed Junk DNA, ie ERVs, at his blog ‘Evolution News and Views’. Now hes written a blog post on this paper about Junk RNA: Chromatin signature…

Just in case you all were worried OK legislators were only concerned with how to teach children Creationism, Bill 1326: B. No person shall: 1. Knowingly conduct nontherapeutic (ERV– he means any research that intends to ‘save the life’ of the embryo is okay) research that destroys a human embryo or subjects a human embryo…