He’s just trying to make me jealous


  1. #1 Blake Stacey, OM
    July 19, 2007

    Edit: “makes my jealous”.

  2. #2 Blake Stacey, OM
    July 19, 2007

    And, of course, I can’t spell either.

    Sigh. Time for lunch.

  3. #3 Peter McGrath
    July 19, 2007

    You are known to think ‘Cthulu akhbar’, so you’ll have to wait for it the second hand shops. Shouldn’t be long.

  4. #4 Tom
    July 19, 2007

    I guess at a cost of rationality, dignity, and $300, they can’t afford to send you their paraphernalia.

  5. #5 Scotty B
    July 19, 2007

    It’s a jealous. It’s company policy not to imply ownership in the event of a jealous. We use the indefinite article: “A jealous”. Never “Your jealous”.

    Scotty B

  6. #6 Tim Tesar
    July 19, 2007

    The entire “Atlas of Creation” is available online in PDF format. But the content is just recycled “Creation Science”, so why bother? The stolen pictures sure are pretty, though.

  7. #7 Caveat
    July 19, 2007

    In other news, which I’m sure the BibThump gang will trumpet:

  8. #8 Chris Thompson
    July 19, 2007

    Wait a second. Shouldn’t Islamic creationists favor those who AREN’T smooth-cheeked?

  9. #9 Rey Fox
    July 19, 2007

    I think PZ might be referring to that part of the brain responsible for critical thinking, known to the mushy-minded as “the jealous”. As in “your just jealous”.

    (I sure wish they’d complete their sentences, though. What about my jealous?)

    To “make” one’s jealous then, might be to engage it. There’s probably better ways to do it, like presenting somene with an actual problem to solve, but a “what’s wrong with this picture” puzzle might work too.

    (I have a feeling that the typo will be corrected by the time I finish this comment)

  10. #10 ladyvonkulp
    July 19, 2007

    Color fossils? KEWL!!!!!!!!! Although I suppose, if they’re all plants anyway, they can be whatever color they like.

  11. #11 tony_the_anti-christ
    July 19, 2007

    I have it on *good authority* that fundamentalist islamists enjoy those who are baby-faced and favor them with special attention

    now I need to go gargle my mind.

    back later.

  12. #12 Steven
    July 19, 2007

    Cmon PZ, being jealous of a person with a copy of that book is the literary equivalent of being jealous of someone infected with an STD.

  13. #13 twincats
    July 19, 2007

    Wait a second. Shouldn’t Islamic creationists favor those who AREN’T smooth-cheeked?

    If the Islamic creationists are using facial hair as a criterion for getting their book, perhaps they feel that men who shave are more in need of their propaganda than men who don’t.

  14. #14 Skip Huffman
    July 19, 2007

    I wonder how this sort of “morphological similarity proves creation” will react to this report about the ubiquity of species that can only be distinguished by genetic analysis.

    And why does the bible never mention Ham checking each creature Daddy was loading on the ark to make sure that all ten species of skipper butterfly were included.

  15. #15 tony_the_anti-christ
    July 19, 2007

    If you add the book to your library, do you need to hire an orang-utan as librarian?

  16. #16 Nick Anthis
    July 19, 2007

    Whatever, Mr. Second Hottest Male Science Blogger. No excuses.

    I should mention, though, that the book was sent to my boss, to whom–just between you and me–the “smooth-cheeked and lovely in their online portraits” description may not apply as much.

  17. #17 Jsn
    July 19, 2007

    Don’t fret PZ. Any way you slice it, it’s still baloney.

  18. #18 Meade
    July 19, 2007

    Of course, the Atlas begins by asserting that Darwin’s theory described the evolution of life from non-living matter. Darwin’s hypothesis (now a theory) proposed a mechanism that explained observed decent-with-modification within popultations (natural selection), not the origin of life. The very first paragraph of the very first page of this document is thus based upon a falsehood. And it just goes downhill from there.

  19. #19 Brian W.
    July 19, 2007

    Jealous means that you’re afraid of losing something you already have.

    Envy means you want something someone else has.

    Get it right!

  20. #20 Christian Burnham
    July 19, 2007

    Did you know that no-one has ever found the missing link between an alligator and a squirrel? (Atlas of Creation p41)

    There’s a nice pic of an alligator morphing Manimal-style into a squirrel with a big X through it and the word ‘FALSE’ printed in big red letters over it.

    Well- I’ll be. I’m converting to Islam tomorrow.

  21. #21 mirshafie
    July 19, 2007

    I’ve always found that Muslims were more open-minded about science and biology than the other “Book” religions. (As long as it doesn’t mention mammal reproductive organs, before university levels at least). I guess there are weirdos everywhere, eh.

  22. #22 qedpro
    July 19, 2007

    when you were speaking about the open minded muslims were you referring to the ones who killed people over cartoons. Don’t you just love those “rational” people.

  23. #23 kmarissa
    July 19, 2007

    Brian W., “jealous” can also mean “hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage.” So he can be envious and jealous.

  24. #24 Skeptic9
    July 19, 2007

    At least the Mos didn’t plagarise the 6000 year geology from the Creos when they picked up the ‘kinds’zoology.
    You can find more “goodies” with Darwin’s microscope (a replica, I hope) than you can in the Koran.

  25. #25 octopod
    July 19, 2007

    To #11: especially Adnan Oktar. At least that’s what I hear. I’d read the news stories myself but I don’t read Turkish, so I rely on a buddy, and he can barely say the guy’s name without spitting.
    Oh, sorry, “Harun Yahya”.

  26. #26 wrpd
    July 19, 2007

    This Atlas of Creation book is just a ruse, trying to distract us from the real question: who is hotter: PZ or Nick? My vote is for Nick.

  27. #27 Nick Anthis
    July 20, 2007

    I think wrpd is on to something here.

  28. #28 Shawn Wilkinson
    July 20, 2007

    You mean, Atlas is just a chewbacca defense?

    In the words of Darth Vader: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  29. #29 Gerdien de Jong
    July 20, 2007

    I’ve got the thing too.
    Note chapter 15, documenting cooperation with the American Institute of Creation research.
    Note too: the first chapter of the Appendix:


    There, the legend to the photo of the burning Twin Towers is:
    No matter what ideology they may espouse, those who perpetrate terror all over the world are, in reality, Darwinists. Darwinism is the only philosophy that places a value on–and thus encourages–conflict.
    and in the text:
    For this reason, if some people commit terrorism using the concepts and symbols of Islam, Christianity or Judaism in the name of those religions, you can be sure that those people are not Muslims, Christians or Jews. They are real Social Darwinists. They hide under a cloak of religion, but they are not genuine believers. Even if they claim to be serving religion, they are actually enemies of religion and of believers. That is because they are ruthlessly committing a crime that religion forbids, anFor this reason, the root of the terrorism that plagues our planet is not any of the divine religions, but in atheism, and the expression of atheism in our times: “Darwinism” and “materialism.”d in such a way as to blacken religion in peoples’ eyes.

    You can check this on internet.

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