Archives for November, 2011

OK Earthquake 2011

We get little earthquakes all the time in OK. This is my usual reaction: Department mates running into the hallway: OMFG WHAT WAS THAT??? Me: Wat? Department mates: HOLY CRAP THAT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE!! Me: … I didnt feel anything… … … Thats what she said. But this Saturday we had the strongest quake in…

‘Human animals’

The Southern Poverty Law Center just published an article on an interview they did with an animal liberation freak, Camille Marino (you remember her). There isnt really anything I feel I need to say about it. I think Marino says it all. Marino thinks so too. After the article was published, she wanted it pulled:…

The very first red flag that something was very, very wrong with the ‘XMRV=CFS’ paper went up before the actual paper was published. On the woo-rag Huffington Post, the anti-vaxer David Kirby posted a very, very odd comment from the lead researcher on the paper, Judy Mikovits: And then Dr. Mikovits dropped a bombshell that…

John Haught, Robert Rabel: Cowards

This post is going to be a touch of a stretch for ERV. I normally dont write about theology. Mostly, because I dont care. I think the cultural phenomena surrounding ‘theology’ or Harry Potter or Twilight is far more interesting than the ins-and-outs of the magical creatures at the center of the phenomena itself. But…