Mike the Mad Biologist

Some Sunday Links

First, a programming note; I’ll be at the ASM meeting next week. I’ll have some posted cued up, but I’ll probably not have time to respond to comments (which shouldn’t stop you from making them anyway). Here’s a list o’links for you. Science first:

  1. Maha probably understands the psychology of the Republican base as well as anyone. You read this post. Now.
  2. Some thoughts on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s views about evolution.
  3. I argue that Harvard’s new teaching initiative won’t amount to anything.
  4. A Pondering Fool discusses the job crunch for young academic scientists (of course, it’s not much better for older ones either….)
  5. The mola mola: what a cool fish! (although I’m not sure it can compare to the opah
  6. If you missed it, here are a bunch of links from an NAS colloquium on Adaptation and Complex Design.
  7. Mark at the Divine Afflatus argues that asking the Republican candidates about evolution was fair.
  8. Brian at the Primordial Blog tells us why the cockroach is the “sexiest animal on the planet.”
  9. Sir Oolius illustrates the ridiculous fear of ‘cybrids.’

The other stuff:

  1. What driftglass said. This too about the Great Moustache.
  2. Wolfowitz’s World Bank cronyism is part of the same phenomenon that led to the Gulf War.
  3. You probably already knew this, but, for Bush, loyalty is a one way street.
  4. A lot of Freepers want to impeach George Bush. So does a follower of the Great Orange Satan.
  5. This was published a while ago, but Thomas Geoghan’s take on Social Security is still worth reading.
  6. Karen Russell thinks the Confederate flag is the American Swastika.

Comments

  1. #1 Joshua
    May 20, 2007

    # Mark at the Divine Afflatus argues that asking the Republican candidates about evolution was fair.

    This is sort of interesting, since I wasn’t aware that anybody was arguing otherwise. Aside from maybe some embarrassed Republicans who have enough sense to know that denying evolution is ridiculous but not enough sense to leave behind that wretched hive of scum and villainy and vote Democrat or something.

  2. #2 seks shop
    May 20, 2009

    This is sort of interesting, since I wasn’t aware that anybody was arguing otherwise. Aside from maybe some embarrassed Republicans who have enough sense to know that denying evolution is ridiculous but not enough sense to leave behind that wretched hive of scum and villainy and vote Democrat or something

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