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by PZ Myers
2h ago
Mary made me do hard manual labor today. She has some serviceberries she wanted planted in the back yard, so I had to help cut chickenwire and bend it to make a protective circle around them — we have lots of rabbits around here — and then we had to dig holes in the thick, glue-like, clayey soil in our backyard (which, I know, isn’t the best for these bushes). Look what it did to my shoes! Unfortunately, these are my only shoes. We’re poor, and I was supposed to get a new pair for my birthday a few months ago, and we never had the energy to drive all the way to Cabela’s. I guess I’d better ma ..read more
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Handsome wolf
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by PZ Myers
1d ago
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How can a cartoon be so true?
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by PZ Myers
2d ago
Does this remind anyone else of a certain University of Chicago professor who was both outraged that anyone would refuse to pay racists and gender criticals to speak on campus, while also freaking out that students had strong opinions he disagreed with? It’s uncanny. Although…the worst ones tend not to call themselves “conservative.” They’re “liberal” or “centrist” or “open-minded” while magically and unthinkingly aligning themselves with conservatives all the way down the line ..read more
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It shouldn’t take so long to recognize a fool
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by PZ Myers
2d ago
I’ve seen Terrence Howard in Crash and Red Tails and the first Iron Man (he wasn’t in any of the sequels, I wonder why?), and he was fine as an actor. It’s when he goes off script that you discover that he is totally nuts. Professor Dave explores some of his lunacy. It’s 48 minutes long, but most of it is redundant — at his first attempt to explain that 1 x 1 = 2, or his redrawn periodic table, or his wacky 3-dimensional models of elements, it’s clear that he has lost the plot. And then the video gets into Howard’s 3 hour long interview with Joe Rogan, and it becomes clear ..read more
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Spiders blooming everywhere!
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by PZ Myers
2d ago
Mary spotted all these tiny yellow spiders all around the backyard. Apparently, a sac full of Araneinae hatched out in the last few days. These are the equivalent of those kids’ show Minions. They’re all over, I can’t tell them apart, and they talk funny. While I was out roaming in the yard, I spotted a few other familiar faces. This is Salticus scenicus, the zebra jumper. They were all over the walls. Then there was this guy, Parasteatoda, who had caught a sowbug. It’s like having lobster for lunch ..read more
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So that’s what they’re afraid of
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by PZ Myers
3d ago
People have this absurd fear that fraternizing with different kinds of people will radically transform them in every way. Nadine Scholtes If you think that, allow me to reassure you: I’ve been friends with and talking to gay and trans people for decades now, and I’m still heterosexual. I’ve just become a liberal, socialist-leaning, humanist-atheist who always votes for the political party with the more tolerant, progressive policies. Nothing to be afraid of there ..read more
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They like me! They really like me!
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by PZ Myers
3d ago
I hit a wall yesterday. It was just one of my bad days, when I felt kind of useless, and worried about what was coming in the fall — I’ve got one week of instruction planned, out of 15 weeks in the semester, and I’m coming out of a semester in which I’d gotten all experimental and weird and tried some things that maybe the administration would not approve of, because I was tired of trying to wedge students into boxes all the time. I just wanted them to learn how to think and have a good conversation about a subject for a change, and not be fretting over points and grades! So that’s been weighi ..read more
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That’s a whole lotta legs
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by PZ Myers
4d ago
I disturbed the mass of spiders living in my compost bin, and apparently I disrupted the status quo, because one large female rushed over and attacked a smaller female. I guess she was taking advantage of my intrusion to take out the competition. Spider battles are tangly and confusing ..read more
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How to cure your manly depression
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by PZ Myers
4d ago
I’ve been depressed lately, and I turned to YouTube to find out why. Cody Johnston asks “Are Men OK?” and I thought maybe this would explain it all. Unfortunately, the first half of the video is a lot of excerpts from the self-declared gurus of manliness, Jordan Peterson & Fresh&Fit & Bronze Age Pervert & Elon Musk & Andrew Tate & Sneako & William James & Charlie Kirk & Teddy Roosevelt & Patrick Bet-David & Josh Hawley & Ben Shapiro (I tried to take notes, but there were so many I probably missed a few) and they just made me more depressed. I do ..read more
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The formula for fame & fortune: Hate + Christianity
Free Thought Blogs » Pharyngula
by PZ Myers
4d ago
Say you’re a poorly educated little man with no redeeming qualities, but you want to be rich and famous. You aren’t very talented or skilled, but you are able to talk fast and with confidence about very little at all. So you open a church. That’s the limit of your abilities. But most churches are local two-bit affairs, and church pastors who are nice and try to help their communities are going to go nowhere. Yeah, you might have the respect of your neighbors, and you might be able to have some self-respect, but kindness never pays, and if you want to skyrocket to national attention and get don ..read more
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