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Go to: Human Rights Watch – You are Disgusting!

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I donated to HRW. I guess that's not happening again...

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 03:06:47 UTC | #910835

Go to: Synthetic biology and the rise of the 'spider-goats'

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I believe my professor mentioned insulin-producing yeast cells are used today, too. (Or was it E. Coli? I can't quite remember.) And there are also goats that produce Human Growth Hormone (HGH), so it's not just silk.

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:52:33 UTC | #908771

Go to: New religion recognised

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I'm positively thrilled. I think the real tactic to be used to counter baseless belief is exemplified here. Create a number of ridiculous, patently absurd, religions, insist they be formally recognized, and make sure to sue if anyone tries to inhibit your endeavors. There's just no way to draw a distinction between one theology and another, legally speaking. It'd be the perfect medium to open discussion and prove a point - and you wouldn't even have to have atheist advocates! It speaks for itself.

Sat, 07 Jan 2012 03:24:30 UTC | #906136

Go to: Be Strident, Hitchens Tells Dawkins in His Final Interview

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Comment 3 by Neodarwinian :

A lot of High School biology teacher could benefit from a closed rank stridency from their college colleagues in the US when they are forced to silence in teaching evolutionary theory.

(Emphasis added.)

I'm a full time science major in the U.S. and I can vouch that these helpful college colleagues are often...not. While I have had one physicist professor's face wash over with unmistakeable disgust at the mention of some religious hooey, my biology professor was instantly bowing to religion, ridden with political correctness and the desire to keep all the pupils happy. Except, obviously, me.

Another professor, another physics guru, popped in phrases like, "See. Though we cannot see it, we know the electric field lines are there. It's like God, right?" I noted that he looked more like he was proud he could be ever the diplomat and say something religiony to make his students gushy than that he knew anything about religion himself. He was visibly awkward with the subject.

FUN FACT: There was irony in his lecture: electric field lines are 100% theoretical. They help scientists and mathematicians make sense of physics but they're not actually floating around in nature. They don't exist.

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 07:22:10 UTC | #905444

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Ahhhhh, noooooooooooooooo! DON'T GIVE THEM TECHNOLOGY! That means information. That means news. Do we really want...Rick Perry gaining more voters?

Sat, 31 Dec 2011 07:41:35 UTC | #903971

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