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Obvious scam is obvious: Dinesh D’Souza

So, Dinesh D’Souza is speaking at OU tonight. Or this afternoon. Or whatever. I couldnt help but notice not only how D’Souza is defined by his ‘enemies’, but that D’Souza defines himself by his ‘enemies': The God Decision: Delusion, Confusion or Truth? The “New Atheism” is an increasingly popular worldview promoted by well-known intellectuals including,…

Teh Pope reads ERV.

Huh. ERV, August 5, 2009– Maybe we just need to fr*me things differently– Condoms arent ‘birth control’, theyre ‘HIV/AIDS control, with unavoidable (but reversible) pregnancy reduction as a side-effect, like chemotherapy for cancer’. Teh Pope, November 20, 2010– While he will restate the Catholic Church’s staunch objections to contraception because it believes it interferes with…

Religion. Iz so elegants. JUDGMENT HOUSE

A group of OKC Atheists went to one of those ‘Hell Houses’ last night. I didnt go, but I can only assume from their summary of the event, that the parishioners of Wilmont Place Baptist Church in OKC have absolutely no social grace or even basic, common decency. You see, we have had a little…

Religion. Iz so elegants.

Living in Oklahoma, I get an especially fine kick out of Ivory Tower Theists like Karen Armstrong and Terry Eagleton trying to talk about how/what religion ‘really’ is. Their words bear no resemblance to the theism I interact with on a daily basis. Those ‘straw-men’ and ‘caricatures’ of theism Gnu Atheists attack? Those are real…

Immunology– Isnt it maaaagikaaaaal??

A few months ago, Kathryn Applegate wrote a couple posts on the adaptive immune system. Its relatively inoffensive. Just the bland ‘science’ Im used to hearing from theists, flavored with dull gender normative stories and analogies containing her husband and toddlers and clothes/shoes. And then at random points within the sterile descriptions of science, Applegate…

Hate should be outed too.

Today is National Coming Out Day. Last week, a young man from Norman OK killed himself, a few days after listening to hours of hateful comments at a Norman City Council meeting. Watch it. Comments start at ~min 43. I picked a time-point at random– ~ 1 hour in. I got to see a comment…

Usher II

Im a voracious reader. Always have been. We didnt have cable or a lot of cool toys or anything growing up (dont feel sorry for me. we did get a NES when they came out, and a Tandy 2000) but Mom would always take us to the library for a new book at the drop…

Pseudo-paleovirology

Paleovirology is one of my favorite topics to read about. Whether its bringing extinct viruses back to life, or finding ancient HIV-1 integration sites, or finding millions of year old viruses in genomes, or studying the modern side-effects of ancient viral infections, I love old viruses just about as much as modern ones. I even…

Best. Drive. Home. EVAH!

I normally dread my drives home to visit my parents. I mean, its pretty– through OK and KS… but there is absolutely nothing on the radio but those crazy Christian talk shows. I can listen to them a while, for limited lulz, but eventually I get so sick of the Creationists and women talking about…

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!.…