A colleague just let me know that I’m mentioned in the “Best of the Web” section of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Yay! It’s a positive review!
It’s in the April 15 issue for all you subscribers.
They even spelled your name correctly. How much did that cost you?
But they didn’t call you attractive and cephalopod-friendly.
‘The author appears to be P. Z. Myers…’
Hmmm, I wonder who else the author appears to be? Martha Stewart?
Subsection? I’ve seen subsection and you, sir, are no subsection! I am not sure they really understand how SB works.
The author in question appears to be P.Z. Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota. Morris and his writings are fun, hip, and squarely in the face of anyone with an antiscience bent. [Emphasis mine.]
Yes- who’s this ‘Morris’ and why is he appearing to be P. Z. Myers? I want some answers.
GEN started showing up in my mailbox about two years ago, and now I can look forward to an approximately monthly call asking if I want to continue my free personal subscription, to which I say, “No” as I know I’ll still get the magazine and the phone calls but not have to answer their stupid questionnaire.
Bad Press for the Army…
It’s ok to descriminate against atheists… they have no religion, so it’s not religious bigotry.
That rather reminds me of restaurant reviews in newspapers. Good going, your restaurant should be getting some more grazers.
“Evolution, development, and random ejaculations from a godless liberal”
HA! that makes it sound disgusting….
What does the “nothing significant” refer to?
According to their key, the red X icon means “weak points”. That is, PZ’s “weak point” is that he writes about “nothing significant” — which is (a) bollocks and (b) not really consistent with the review text itself. Perhaps the reviewer’s estimation of the harm “antiscience folks” are causing is not concordant with mine.
Also, the blue ribbon means “excellent”. How can you be “excellent” while writing “nothing significant” I don’t know. Maybe I’m reading this completely backwards, and they really mean that PZ has no significant weak points?
Blake- I think you’ll find that it means there are no significant weak points. At least, that’s my interpretation.
uh… I think it means that there are no significant weak points…
Right, it means no significant weak points. They must not have dwelt on the page for long, or they caught me on a good half hour.
Pros: “Well written, topical.”
Cons: “Nothing significant.”
I think it’s interesting to see which entry was chosen for the screen shot: “We Need A New Gender,” which was, as I recall, a spirited exchanged.
Vmartin and/or JAD attack in 3…2….1….
btw, are they actually separate people, or is vmartin like a tiny outgrowth from JAD’s flank, like a little awful conjoined twin? not the friendly conjoined twin.
now that i think of it, that will be 3, 2, 1 weeks, for a letter to the editor. yeesh.
i wonder how insane letters to the editors from the idiot twins will sounds
GEN had a nice article 15 Mar 2006, by Alan McHughen, of UC Riverside, “Implications of Faith-Based Science” starting
“Pressure is mounting to install faith-based beliefs into science classrooms. This movement subverts the very foundation of science–a search for the truthand turns science curricula into religious education. In schools and courts, religious crusaders equate faith-based beliefs with scientific theories, arguing, for example, that because the theory of evolution is unproved, alternative faith-based theories are equally valid and should be taught in science classes. .”
My attempts to embed links don’t work, but http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=1410
Several creationists complained, and McHughen had a great last word, in May 2006, but I can’t find letters to the editor in the GEN archives. GEN does have more than its share of right-wing editorials, though
Aaaaaaah I seeee … University of Minnesota *COMMA* Morris and his…
I feel (slightly) less dumb now..
Pharyngula was featured blog in Focus, the BBC’s science and technology mag, too. They particularly liked the idea of a belly-dancing commenter.
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The sequel is going to go a bit dark: this is a deep ocean sponge. It’s…
Time to forage.
You Californians have no excuse. Go to the coast and stop by the Monterey Bay Aquarium…
Living a languorous life and occasionally nibbling on a jellyfish has its virtues.