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Archives for December, 2008

Another casualty in the War on Drugs: an enthusiastic science student, of the sort that would normally go on to be a scientist, is arrested for having a chemistry lab. A Canadian college student majoring in chemistry built himself a home lab – and discovered that trying to do science in your own home quickly…

I want this guy at my parties

The sound quality is awful, but the sentiment comes through clearly: Tim Minchin describes a typical evening with a woo artist.

Radio reminder

Tune in on Sunday morning at 9am Central time to Atheists Talk radio for an all-science hour, reviewing the top science stories of the past year. It’s going to have a bit of a developmental bias, and maybe even some zebrafish bias, as the big man of the hour will be Perry Hackett of the…

PZ vs. Jesus

An amusing take on my battle with the Creation “Museum”: it was me against Jesus. The good news is that I won. I had an edge, though, in that I’m not an imaginary being.

I get email

First of all, I have to point out that sometimes, amazingly cool people are incredibly stupid about biology. Case in point: Jack Kirby was an evolutionary ignoramus. Now that’s just sad. Of course we share this world with related forms of life — we’ve been looking for years, and what would be a disturbing enigma…

I wish…

No, I haven’t forgotten how to blog all of a sudden — I’ve been distracted. I wrenched an ankle wrestling with a snow blower the other day, and woke up this morning with my foot all swoll up like a lumpy ol’ potato with five little toes wiggling at one end. It’s not good. Joints…

Vampyroteuthis infernalis (via TOLweb)

Go ahead, guess. Would you be surprised to learn that Warren is a creationist? I believed that evolution and the account of the Bible about creation could exist along side of each other very well. I just didn’t see what the big argument was all about. I had some friends who had been studying the…

Merry Christmas!

Also, Jolly Squidmas! Calculating Newtonmas! Even Happy Holidays! Now get off the computer and go spend some time with the loved ones. That’s what this day is all about, you know.

A Merry American Christmas

If Bill O’Reilly ever gets a Christmas special, he’ll need an opening musical number…