Pharyngula

Nooooo! Not Paris Hilton!

The latest edition of Encephalon, the carnival of neuroscience, is using Paris Hilton as a theme, I think because the contrast is so great. It still hurts to read it.

I did find Jennifer Ouellette’s pocket biography of Ramon y Cajal an excellent corrective, at least — balance the photos of a 21st century airhead with the tale of a 19th century genius of neuroanatomy.

Comments

  1. #1 Glen Davidson
    March 31, 2008

    I like the photos.

    Seems a step up in the visual area, though the matter of text may be more dicey.

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/2kxyc7

  2. #2 Phila
    March 31, 2008

    OT, but I thought some people here might like this t-shirt.

  3. #3 Phila
    March 31, 2008

    Apparently, I’m incompetent. Here’s another stab at it.

  4. #4 MikeG
    March 31, 2008

    Try one more time, Phila.
    Or just paste in in the url if it’s not too long.

  5. #5 philos
    March 31, 2008

    “Phila is not related to yours truly.”

  6. #6 MikeG
    March 31, 2008

    …and hey people! Hit Phila’s site. Friday nudibranch!

  7. #7 philos
    March 31, 2008

    PZ: Is it possible to correct link to “Zygotic genes” (left column under A Taste of Pharyngula)?

    Thank you in advance.

  8. #9 CalGeorge
    April 1, 2008

    Inquiring minds want to know:

    Is she an atheist?

    Apparently not. Of her prison experience, she writes:

    HILTON: It definitely — it was a very traumatic experience, but I feel like God does make everything happen for a reason. And it gave me, you know, a time-out in life to really find out what’s important and what I want to do, figuring out who I am. And I’m — even though it was really hard, I took that time just to get to know myself.

    Okay! That’s enough Paris Hilton!

  9. #10 Ichthyic
    April 1, 2008

    And I’m — even though it was really hard, I took that time just to get to know myself.

    she learned how to masturbate?

    well, that’s always a useful skill, I suppose.

  10. #11 Morg
    April 1, 2008

    Hey PZ. Always wanted to ask…

    Where are the myriad of daily changing animal pictures coming from? I love em.

  11. #12 Boko999
    April 1, 2008

    Sorry to go off topic but does anyone else find this funny.
    It’s sculpture called “A Device to Root Out All Evil.”
    http://westernstandard.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/03/30/450pxdevice_to_root_out_evil1_4.jpg
    Here’s an article about it.
    http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=c882db30-53de-46f1-adc2-931c491264a3

    Oh yeah. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  12. #14 Eamon Knight
    April 1, 2008

    Now thare’s irony: neuroscience, from someone without two neurons to synapse together.

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