Archives for March, 2009

Dawkins coup de grâce in Oklahoma

Vic– OMG!! Exciting Dawkins/Oklahoma news!!! Me– EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Dawkins had so much fun on his visit to OK he decided to buy a ranch here and raise ostriches?!?!? Vic–………. nooo…….. *blink* Me– *sad* Vic– Well the locals had been keeping this a secret for a while, but its not a secret anymore! Dawkins refused to take…

I love the interwebz. Youre just playing Google Goonies, searching for treasure in the internetz sewer tubes, and you find the neatest stuff. Like yesterday, I was Googling ‘Paul Wesselhoft’, cause he was one of the twats behind OKs ‘Academic Freedom’ bill, and he hates puppies, and I found this neat blog post by PastorDude:…

Please watch this clip, and count the number of times the word ‘pitbull’ is used: Embedded video from CNN Video Im sure you will be shocked to hear this, but the anti-science OK legislator Paul Wesselhoft is also violently against these family pets. I guess the ability to interpret scientific data is not his particular…

Say youve got a problem. Maybe you cant figure out how to make a gene therapy vector that cant be detected by pre-existing antibodies that everybody already has. Maybe you are trying to figure out how to make an effective HIV-1 vaccine. You could figure out which portions of AAV or HIV-1 are really important,…

Darwin EXPELLED in Turkey

April 7, 1933. Adolf Hitler signed into law a decree that any non-Aryan ‘civil servant’ would lose their job. This included every Jewish scientist and professor. Thus most Jewish scientists packed their bags and moved somewhere their intellect would be appreciated, with fate-shifting consequences. I know Im not the only one that heard the old-wives-tale–…

If we are made in Gods image, God is made of gag, pol, and env. And God sent his only son to Earth, ERV9, to perform miracles in His name. Like bringing dead genes back to life. LOL! A fun paper in PLOS Genetics describes an absolutely bizarre scenareo– A gene, IRGM, was ‘lost’ in…

Though the Google Machine has pissed me off in the past, I still loves it. One thing I really like about teh Google is Google News, where I can pop in words Im interested in, and read the latest news on that keyword every day. No big surprise one of my keywords is ‘endogenous retrovirus’.…

Dawkins at OU: Super Mega Ultra Win

Chelsea: Hey, Scott just called. Me: … Yeah…? Chelsea: Were on the volunteer list. Me: $^&#(&!! I never got an email from that chick telling us what to do! I thought they didnt want us?!?! Chelsea: Me too… But we might as well go get a free T-shirt! Me: FREE T-SHIRT! Ill be in Norman…

Holy mother of God. That ‘We Dont Take Kindly to Yer Types Round Here, Dawkins Resolution‘ that got posted yesterday? That was a ‘compromise’ resolution, HR1015, March 3, 2009. This is HR1014, March 2, 2009:

People dont understand why I love Oklahoma so much. This is why. Evidently Todd Thomsen, some Oklahoma legislator dude (Republican) has written an ‘official’ resolution denouncing Richard Dawkins. THAT the Oklahoma House of Representative strongly opposes the invitation to speak on the campus of the University of Oklahoma to Richard Dawkins of Oxford University, whose…