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Why are men so looney?

A lot of in the the blagodome are having a great time perusing the ‘Encyclopedia of American Loons‘. Its been up since May, but I guess we all just simultaneously found it or something Its super fun to read– ALL my favorite loons are there! Even some that I think are kinda obscure, like Blondie…

I think its pretty obvious to even the most casual observer of this blog, I am not a professional writer. I am a scientist-in-training who is madly in love with viruses, and wants the general public to understand how cool viruses are too, so I write this blag. While I have been coaxed into writing…

Oklahoma: Full of SINNERS!

My mom and her friends have been having a fun time with recent Oklahoma weather– We had constant ice storms that crippled the city this winter. Spring gave us loads of tornadoes and of course, the sideways baseball-sized hail. This summer has been ‘filled’ with flooding… Mom & Co. giggle: “Better stock up on OFF!.…

SciBlogs caves to hysterics

All I ask from people… All I fucking ask from people, is intellectual consistency. And this seemingly simple request is apparently, impossible. I dont believe a fucking word, of anyone, who has FREAKED THE FUCK OUT over the fucking Pepsi Blog. And heres why. JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY/CONFLICTS OF INTEREST/POLITICAL BIAS OBSTRUCTING SCIENCE In 2008-2009, we had…

FDA and NASA FTW! YAY!

HA! Know how Lenny is finally getting his comeuppance for selling all that quack crap? I got an anon comment this afternoon giving us a little update: Dear Mr. : This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent message left in my voice mail mailbox. We have opened a file on this matter and an…

You laugh, you lose: Learn to better communicate your research to non-scientists at the Workshop on Communicating Science & Engineering with Chris Mooney When: May 24, 2010-9am-1pm. Lunch will be provided. Where: MIT- Room/Bldg TBA Why: These days, amid ongoing media controversies over climate change, the teaching of evolution, the safety of vaccines, and many…

A while back I wrote about how the lead researcher at the Whittemore Peterson Institute, Judy Mikovits, is speaking at Autismone, a huge anti-vax rally in Chicago later this month. I thought Judy was just a crank. Dime a dozen, whatevs. Turns out things are worse than that. Much much worse than that. Its cranks…

HIV Denier FAIL

AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Know how a while back, when I let that ‘House of Numbers’ spam through for the lulz? Well, apparently that spam was sent by a real human, not a spambot. Like, a real breathing human with no life. Cause humanspambot took that comment going through as an opportunity to spam numerous other posts on…

Boy, do I have egg on my face! After I just made fun of the absurdity of Chris Mooneys ‘building bridges with antivaxers’ or ‘ladders to heaven’ or ‘rope swings to Creationists’ or whatever strategy, Mooney is named a Templeton Foundation ‘fellow’. Like most of you, my initial response was “What a douche.” But then…

ERVs superpower prevails again!

Thanks to the numerous vaccines I have received over the years, I have superpowers. 100% serious, here. I mean, I cant fly. Cant see through walls. Nothing cliche like that. No, my superpower is, I can predict what Creationists are going to say/do before they say/do it. You might think this is a pointless superpower…