Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Ick

Beware the Icky Algae

This is all Massachusetts needs–an invasion of rock snot:

Abortion Is Icky and Slutty

Inspired by this Jeffrey Feldman post, I’m putting together a post about abortion, evolution, and the dislike by some scientists of framing. Feldman argues that reframing abortion is necessary to deal with anti-abortionists like Rev. Joel C. Hunter:

Never Go to a Chinese Restaurant…

…and order anything that comes with “assorted meats.” You see, I thought that would mean mammals and birds. Instead, we got this:

You can’t go wrong with the title “Residence time and food contact time effects on transfer of Salmonella Typhimurium from tile, wood and carpet: testing the five-second rule.” And it only gets better.

What’s Wrong With 26% of Americans?

That’s what GrrlScientist asks about the 26% who don’t think Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert should resign and/or lose the Speakership over Foleygate. I think most of that 26% falls into a declarative mindset. In other words, once Hastert is defined as a Good Person, he can do no wrong. I’m actually pleasantly…

The GOP Child Predator Act of 1999

Well, that’s not what it was called. I had forgotten that, in 1999, the Republican leadership opposed legislation that would have outlawed ongoing sexual slavery in the American terrority of Saipan. And who led the charge? Dennis Hastert. For $20,000 in campaign donations. (But, but, but… Bill Clinton had consensual sex with Monica Lewinsky!) What…

First Al-Queda, Now…

…Al-NAMBLA? (which refers to this) driftglass explains:

Republican Corruption Involving a Minor

Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) resigned yesterday because he sexually propositioned a sixteen year-old congressional page. That’s awful enough–well, that and Foley was the Chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, but what’s even worse is that the House Republican leadership knew about this for months and did nothing. Well, they did one…