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Lets say you are a professional/expert on Topic X. One day, you get a call from an Emmy winning, top day-time talk show. They want you to come on their show to talk about Topic X! “OMG!!! YAAAAAY!!!” you would surely be thinking. “A platform to educate the public about Topic X! Millions of people…

Ask anyone who has stood up to quacks/charlatans/nutbars– Crazy people be CRAZY. Someone tries to educate the public, move their field, shine a candle in a demon haunted world, stand up for what they think is right, and they are rewarded with insane emails (check!), often including threats of physical violence (check!), badgering emails to…

Carl Zimmer: ‘Our viral future’

YAY! Author Carl Zimmer: Our Viral Future from Singularity Institute on FORA.tv ONE QUIBBLE: Viruses are not ‘bad news wrapped in protein’.  The vast vast vast majority of the viruses out there want nothing to do with humans at all. Even the ones that do infect humans, lots dont actually cause us any real harm,…

The Thinking Atheist: A world full of woo

The Thinking Atheist did a show last night on ‘A world full of woo‘– I stopped by for a few minutes to talk about anti-vaxers, but there is a lot more to the episode, including an interview with Dr. Harriet Hall! TA is super– Last year he recorded and produced all of the videos for…

FreeOK2– Two weeks from today!

Two weeks till FreeOK!  You can grab tickets in advance HERE. My talk will be: “How I learned to stop worrying and love viruses” The visceral, negative emotions one pins to viruses are antiquated– Viruses are a part of you.  They have protected you since birth.  They might just save your life sometime in the…

ERV at Skeptics of Oz

HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  I feel like Stewie Griffin. I DONT LIKE CHANGE!!! Give us a minute, we will figure it out (hey, I figured how to get pages of comments so Our Epic Threads dont take over 9000 years to load! dont have to top it off at 5K!!!) In the mean time, Skeptics of Oz have…

Skeptics of Oz 2012

Skeptics of Oz was great– Sean Gillespie asked me if I had any requirements/requests to speak, I gave him my usual rider: Sean didnt just fill a brandy glass with brown M&Ms… He filled huge Richard Dawkins Foundation coffee mug with brown M&Ms! AWESOME! Sean was just a fantastic organizer, overall. On several occasions things…

Skeptics of Oz and FreeOK2

Skeptics of Oz: FREE EVENT April 21 – 22 Forum Theater 147 South Hillside Street, Wichita, KS 67211 Speaker lineup Im going to be speaking at 2 pm on “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Viruses” – Sure some viruses are ‘scary’, but modern domesticated viruses are what make our vaccines work, treat…

ERV vs Steve Kern

Keep this one in your bookmarks for when someone tells you “AWWWWWW! UR JUST MAKING A CARICATURE OF CHRISTIANS! NO ONE ACTUALLY ACTS LIKE THAT!” Yeah, that guy was for real. The debate actually makes more sense if you watch it with the nonsensical closed captions turned on. He is a real Evangelical Christian who,…

ERV debate tonight!

Just a reminder for those of you in the OKC area that I will be debating Steve Kern (infamous husband of infamous Sally Kern) on the topic of Intelligent Design tonight! Some of Kerns homies advertised for the event too: Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee * THURSDAY EVENING – OKC AREA – Dr. Steve Kern,…