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Florida Makes Shelley Sad

I have a love-hate relationship with Florida. The “hate” part of the equation comes from their shameful treatment of the manatee issue, their conservative Republican politics, their wanton destruction of the Everglades, and now, giving consideration to putting intelligent design in schools. As a product of the Florida public school system, I’m intensely grateful to…

As noted around the science blogosphere, something wicked this way comes. PRISM, or the Partnership for Research Integrity in Science and Medicine (created by the Association of American Publishers), is setting up a strawman argument against Open Access publications, claiming that the tradition of peer review is under attack. Open Access, such as PLOS journals…

Knock knock. Who’s there? T-Rex. T-Rex who?

We Do Have a Bit of a Situation……

Hat tip Ben!

Today seems to be the day of weird religious-blogging. A toy company called one2believe in Los Angeles offered to donate 4,000 bible-quotin’ Jesus dolls to Toys for Tots, but was told “thanks, but no thanks.” The reason was that children from all faiths (and lack thereof) participate in the program, and the gifts are given…

The Flying Spaghetti Monster would not be pleased to learn that the world’s first (and I desperately hope, only) Creationist museum will soon open in a bustling part of backwood Kentucky. This $25 million Disney-fied, anamatronic monstrosity is dedicated to presenting the biblical creation story as factually accurate. The Creation Museum – motto: “Prepare to…

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…

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), right? Sure, its the cute flying pasta plate that’s trying to stick it to organized religion. FSM is a farcical “religion” created by a 24 year old guy named Bobby Henderson in 2005, based on the idea that a flying….er….spaghetti thingamajig…

One more reason NOT to go to Kentucky (as if I needed another one?)….. A 25 million dollar “creationist” museum, which depicts people walking around with dinos. Mark Looy, a vice president at Answers in Genesis, said the museum has received at least $21 million in private donations. He said two anonymous donors have given…

A comment I got today. Warning! The below ranting is extremely assinine and/or stupifying!!!!! I dare you to post this ‘truth’ and exposure of your criminal intentions: You, like Adolph Hitler, and like Bin-Laden’s suicide pilots, have been implanted with foreign thought forms by psychiatrists, and are a puppet of the forces of ev il.…