Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bred and Born in a Briar Patch

This is the Dialect Quiz. Seems the apple doesn't roll far from where it lands.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Not shown to actually be safe.

The FDA exists to insure that our medicines are safe and effective, but not (for some inexplicable reason) if they are classified as "alternative" medicines such as homeopathic remedies. Now the FDA is raising a warning flag concerning Zicam cold remedies, as the product can apparently permanently destroy a user's sense of smell.

Lest we forget, "alternative medicine" does not only mean "not shown to actually work." It also means "not shown to actually be safe."


My years on the mudpit that is Usnenet have taught me one important thing: three Creation Scientists can have a serious conversation, if two of them are sock puppets.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Snickery Lyrics

The Digital Cuttlefish penned some snarky verses regarding a bizarre WingNutDaily report. "Bizarre" is of course redundant vis-a-vis WND.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Freedom ain't free. It requires unemployment, but at least I no longer have to take it from the man. Now maybe I'll have the time to start this project, unless another annoying employment opportunity interferes.

It could happen.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dembski et al Joke About Common Descent

But they do know what it means, right?

Some sort of partially decayed raccoon washed up a few miles away in the Hamptons this week and was enthusiastically mistaken for a crytozoological specimen. Perhaps a true chimera. Thus I found it amusing that Uncommon Descent cited a news story on the dubious chimera without addressing the fact that the lack of biological chimeras is main line of evidence for biological evolution. All a creation "scientist" or design proponent (or even a cdesign proponenstist) has to do to dethrone biological evolution is locate and identify a chimeric organism and common descent is falsified. So why aren't they even looking?

Phil Plait Inherits Super-Hero Mantle

No word on whether or not the beard is part of the costume.