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Everyone’s baring their souls…..oh i mean mugs, so thought i’d contribute. This is the mug I was drinking out of at lab. Not really sure where it came from, except that those are suppost to be hair cells on the mug. Hair cell for comparison: More below the fold……

The Matrix movies have a lot of religious undertones, from ‘Neo’ as a Christ-figure, the Nebuchadnezzar as their ship, Trinity as his side-kick, the name of the rebel city (Zion), and much more. Then, I suppose it was only a matter of time until a “real religion” emerged based on the tenets of the Matrix…

Of Pinker and Pandas…………

How did I ever miss Steven Pinker getting wasted with Dr. Steve Steve? C’mon people, you’re suppost to tell me about these things! Should I include a question for him regarding his favorite brew? I KNOW I’m going to have to ask him about his membership in the esteemed Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club For Scientists.…

This morning I received a one-in-a-million phone call from a friend: “Shelley, you’re going to hate me if you don’t get this. Your one and only love of your life is at Angelo’s right now.” Now, Angelo’s is a little cafe across the street from my lab. But, could it be? Could my one true…

Toby! None of us could ever aspire to his level of nerd-dom. (Although he makes it more of an ethos.)

A lot of ScienceBloggers in these parts have been getting their panties and manties in a wad over who’s the nerdiest nerd of all. There has been some some excellent hand-flailing-at-the-head-of-the-class-type posturing (myself included). To recap the nerd highlights: Tim Lambert (Nerd God like me) of Deltoid assembled all the SciBlogger’s Nerd Scores together. Janet…

And For the Record……..

Janet and Chris have declared a nerd-off, ostensibly in response to the sci-hottie awards that so cruelly snubbed them. So, I feel that I must assert my Nerdelicious-ness by posting what I was wearing yesterday (under my labcoat, of course!). Back in the twilight of my nerd-hood in the early 80s, my father (an electrical…

Link Save Pluto Link Link How about: “Pluto is For Lovers” “Pluto: Voted Off the Solar System” “I’d Rather Be an Asteroid Anyway. No, Really!” “Sorry, We Just Had to Make it A Nice Even Number of Planets.” “One Word: Planet” Off Topic: Everyone go see Beerfest! I saw it this weekend and it was…

John over at Stranger Fruit has posted an infogram from Science, which ranks 34 countries acceptance of evolution. I have hijacked it below: John notes that only Turkey has beaten us in evolutionary ignornace. But I immediately was struck by how similar this list looks to one I posted about last week regarding the happiest…