Archives for September, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, a magic trick*. I am going to take two pieces of data, from two independent experiments, establishing ‘proof’ of two different concepts, presented in to different formats and to different events… … And turn them into the same figure. *waits for the astonished mummers to simmer down* In my left hand I…

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! *runningaroundlikeacrazyperson* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! *pointsexcitedlytolink* An evening with AYAAN HIRSI ALI October 27, 2011 7.30 pm Te Ata Memorial Auditorium Chickasha, OK (pdf) I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!

If Ive said it once, Ive said it a thousand times here on ERV– Scientists are wrong all the time. ALLLLLLLL the time. Its what we *do*. We make a hypothesis, design an experiment, collect data, and refine the hypothesis, because the original hypothesis was wrong. Over and over and over and over and over.…

Revolutionary new science project from Dr. Oz

Wow. WOOOOW. You know, people should be legally forbidden from saying “Dr. Oz cant drop any lower than this!” Pimping snake-oil salesmen? CHECK! Taking ‘creative liberties’ editing the comments of scientists on his show? CHECK! Playing ‘scientist’ with rock-stars just to get his face in the media? CHECK! Constant, apparently pathological fear mongering? CHECK! Just…

Just when you think XMRV–>anything could get none more dead, it manages to get deader. When the possibility arose that there was a new pathogen circulating in humans, especially in the human blood supply, lots of labs from all over the world started looking for it. Unfortunately, no one could find XMRV anywhere, except for…

File this under “Maybe Nifty, Maybe Nothing”– A couple decades ago, scientists found a compound in the liver of sharks that turned out to be anti-cancer and anti-microbial– squalamine. Though its not the most popular component of the ‘SHARKS DONT GET CANCER!!!!’ myth you might have heard of, it is a part of it. Just…

TODAY at 3 pm Eastern Time Science magazine will be hosting a live-chat with a couple of San Fransisco Big Dogs– Michael P. Busch and Jay Levy! Live Chat: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome–Science and Controversy <a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=a51843ce74″ >Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Science and Controversy</a> Normally I would tune in just to see them roll their eyes at…

GO AWAY. NO ONE LIKES YOU. Part III

What do you get when you combine “GO AWAY. NO ONE LIKES YOU. Part I” with “GO AWAY. NO ONE LIKES YOU. Part II“? Dear Sally Kern and Discovery Institute– GO AWAY. NO ONE LIKES YOU. Yours in Christ– –ERV The DI is going to be showing their perverted Creationism pornographic film tonight at the…

HIV-1 vs Gamers

Of the many things that annoy me about Creationists, one Im going to focus on today is their child-like understanding of biochemistry and what actually goes on inside of a cell. They put out these pretty animations (well, they put out ‘animations’ copied from pretty animations) and everything is so cutesy and perfect and multicolored…

ERV is eeeeeeeeeervywhere!

Because I am a cliche absent minded scientist, I completely forgot that I had tickets to Austin City Limits this year, until my passes came in the mail like last week :-/ Like, I ‘remembered’, but I thought it was in October or something… I dunno what my brain was doing… Im too busy in…