Category archives for Humor
Join me, fellow nerds, in nodding in agreement with this comic. From the mouseover text: “Also, all financial analysis. And, more directly, D&D.” True again.
I thought this was pretty funny. But then I realized that this was the answer to the whole problem of the political assault on women by Republicans. If they don’t give a damn about women’s rights in the first place, we just have to reframe the whole question: Rick Perry and the whole lot of…
They never seem to understand why priests get singled out. If I claimed to have special privileges and attention from a super-being, shouldn’t I also accept some greater responsibilities? Unless I were just lying about being best friends with Superman, that is.
The existence of Ken Ham proves that creationism changes, therefore proving that it is not absolute, inerrant truth as he claims, therefore Ken Ham disproves creationism. QED. We can all go home now. By the way, that’s not a bad diagram for illustrating the relationships of the various versions of creationism, except that the pedigree…
But how can I resist this telling of the True Story of Easter? Really, though, it’s no sillier than the standard story we get told.
This cartoon. Why? Because the first thing I do in the lab is hammer them on basic statistics, show them how to calculate p values, and struggle to keep them from over-interpreting their results.
Check out this hypothetic version of a science test for Christians. I thought it was really easy, but apparently, I got the answers all wrong.
I also like the theme of this song from George Hrab.
xkcd digs into cladistics. Unfortunately, his cladogram is wrong. Mammals should also be a subset of the reptiles, so the herpetologists should be demanding that all other amniotes be absorbed into their more inclusive field of tetrapod biology. At least, until the ichthyologists show up and point out that we’re all just weird dry land-walking…