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.


  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

  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.”
    Here’s an article about it.

    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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