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heh. ‘Shrek virus’. heheh.

Theres something Ive always wondered, in a stupid way, about viruses. Like a sloven Creationist musing “IF EVILUTION IS RAEL, Y NO HUMANS HAS WINGZ???”, Ive often wondered “IF EVILUTION IS RAEL, Y NO VIRUSES MAEK US SEXAH??” In my defense, I always wonder this while Im in the throes if a terrible cold or…

Amanda Marcotte, big internet name in skepticism and feminism just put up an article on The Guardian blag: The soft underbelly of the right’s hard abs … … … I dont get it. Or rather, I ‘get it’, but I find it distasteful, and I dont ‘get’ why she thought it was appropriate for her…

I CANT GET IT OUT OF MAH BRAIN! IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING!!! I CANT STOP!!!! So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause theyre homologous recombinaltion tinikering EVERYBODY out here!!!

A couple of days ago, Orac directed us towards an article that is one of the funniest pieces of ‘Science Journalism’ I have ever seen, anywhere. See, those of us on the ‘non-kook’ side of things have marvelously eloquent writers like Carl and Ed, and inquisitive investigatory journalists like Trine. Sure theyre ‘educational’, but their…

Classic moment in ERV history: Me: *ranting to my mother about my interactions with a big-box-store veterinarian not understanding what ‘platelets’ are and letting smaller dogs attack him while he was waking up from anesthesia when he was getting neutered and my inability to get across to the ‘vet’ how FUCKING STUPID her actions were*…

I was reading the next segment of Brian Deers expose on Andrew Wakefield this morning, and I couldnt help but notice some similarities between Andrew Wakefield and Judy Mikovits. Mikovits was plucked from obscurity by people with an agenda. The only thing the people with the agenda didnt have was science to support their agenda.…

Dr. Oz. Rockstar of Science. Major, massive, epic moron. Homeboy invites our Dr. Pam Ronald on his show to talk about GMOs. Great public science outreach opportunity. I was excited for her and for the field and for the public. But you know ‘crank magnetism’? Its never surprising when an anti-vaxer turns out to be…

Woo-ers are dicks.

Orac recently had a post up on Terminator Cranks. Which Cranks are the most persistent? NEW QUESTION. Which Cranks are the biggest assholes? My vote goes to the alt-med crew, as a whole. The anti-vaxers are infamous for their ability to be complete and utter assholes. Like, above and beyond simple assholery. You basically just…

Cool scientists, #2

Id like to take a minute to expand upon my post from yesterday– What I find odd about ‘Science Rock Stars’ is the way scientists and rock stars were awkwardly mashed together. Like mixing peanut butter and Twizzlers. They are both good independently, but unless youve got a real, obvious reason to mush them together,…

Cool scientists

It was 75 degrees yesterday. It got down to 24 today. And pretty much everyone else in the country is under a layer of ice/snow. But Im not gonna write about cold scientists. Im talkin about cool scientists. Chris Mooney, the expert on facades, appearances, and stabbing people in the back with a smile (you…