NSFW, but true

From the “I fucking love science” Facebook page, here’s a new photo of the site’s administrator, Elise Andrew, with everyone’s favorite Strident Atheist:

p.s. The site is a goldmine of science humor, but needs to step up its game if it wants to highlight real science and foster a true love of science.

42 Comments

  1. Posted October 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    So…would it be fair to say that Masters and Johnson would be on board with this one?

    b&

    • Tom
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

      No, they loved the Science OF Fucking.

      • Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

        “they loved the Science OF Fucking.”

        Each other?

      • Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

        PoTAYto, poTAHto, vaGIna, vaJAYjay….

        b&

      • Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

        Actually, Masters and Johnson were bumbling amateurs who weren’t (since this is already NSFW) scientists’ arseholes. They didn’t properly document their methods, destroyed their notes, were not peer-reviewed, and presumed their conclusions before doing experiments to prove them.

        Their real contribution was showing that sexual functioning could be studied scientifically (something Kinsey was doing, but in secret), though their experiments have still never been replicated by real scientists.

        • Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:19 am | Permalink

          +1

          • Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:56 am | Permalink

            I had no idea. I knew of them, and they wrote the textbook we used in a psychology course when I was at ASU a couple decades ago. I never got any incompetence vibes off of them.

            Was that what their whole career was like, or did they ever (forgive me) clean up their act?

            b&

  2. E.A. Blair
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    It seems like an okay site, but I’m not going to sign up for fucking Facebook just to read it.

    • Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      What’s Craigslist got to do with it?

      b&

      • E.A. Blair
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

        A good question. Who said anything about Craigslist?

        • Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:53 am | Permalink

          My understanding was that Craigslist is the Facebook of fucking — the online version of the back pages of the local ad-supported weekly muckraking newspaper.

          Then again, I’ve neither a Facebook nor a Craigslist account, so I could well be completely out to lunch on this one….

          b&

    • Dominic
      Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:31 am | Permalink

      Faecesbook…

  3. Sian Evans
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Good site – good publicity even though I have reservations about Dawkins (not the science but how he publicly presents his ideas).

    • Brygida Berse
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      I have reservations about Dawkins (not the science but how he publicly presents his ideas).

      I know, he’s too timid at times.

      • Marella
        Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

        Yes he is, far too polite.

      • John Scanlon, FCD
        Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:48 am | Permalink

        Far too much precision, clarity and caution, not enough bombast and invective and outright lies!

    • steve oberski
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

      Not nearly strident enough for my tastes.

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted October 24, 2012 at 12:10 am | Permalink

        And Dawkins were a large variation and selective pressure behind the evolution of the “New” species of Atheist, Atheos novum.

        What was he thinking, not only are they unherdable, they are cute as kittens and soft as angoras. Not enough teeth and roar in public IMO.

  4. quidamwp
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Republicans love fucking science.

    Although it’s more accurate to describe it as legitimate rape.

    • Dawn Oz
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

      Brilliant comment!

    • JonLynnHarvey
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

      LOLOLOLOL

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted October 24, 2012 at 8:29 am | Permalink

      ++1

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted October 24, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

      Either way, nothing new will be born of it.

  5. Marella
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I have been a subcriber for ages, they do great stuff. (Yes I do have a Facebook page, it works better than any other news feed because I actually look at it.)

    • Dawn Oz
      Posted October 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

      I use FB as a newsfeed too – atheist and science sites.

  6. Posted October 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    On the other hand, the “I fucking love science” page might be a load of fucking nonsense: http://thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=youre_not_a_nerd

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted October 24, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

      My comic detector shows a sad absence on that page.

      Every web site has its “WTF, I don’t get it” readers. It isn’t possible to satisfy all, and I don’t think it should be a consideration.

      • Posted October 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

        It might not be funny, but I think it has a point. What is the purpose of getting vocal support from a group of people that largely just wants to reappropriate tropes and cliches for the sake of making jokes? Where is the ACTUAL science on that facebook page? It’s all a bunch of stupid pictures. If you replaced it all with celebrities instead of scientists, or props that don’t come from a science lab, all the jokes and all the sentiments would be the same. It’s just a facade. If Jerry put one of his biology posts on there, it would probably get 10 likes. Meanwhile, a macro with Tyson gets over 10,000. That’s not a love of science, it’s just more self-congratulating, vapid bullshit.

        I’d bet that less than 30% of the people who like that page regularly read a science blog, be it Scientific American, New Scientists, Discover Magazine, or a smaller independent. They don’t care about knowledge; it’s just a fashion accessory.

        • whyevolutionistrue
          Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

          Yeah, I just spent some time looking at it, and I wasn’t impressed. I’ve removed my approbation from above; the site really is just a facade, and doesn’t appear to foster anything more than the appearance of loving science rather than real love of science.

          Oh well . . .

        • Dave
          Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

          It’s a good page, and they do exactly what they say on the tin. It’s a science joke page. Why would you go to a joke page looking for anything other than jokes?
          They run an evolution page as well I believe. http://www.facebook.com/evolutionarybiology.
          I know they’ve got a space page as well but don’t remember the url offhand.

          • Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

            I didn’t know about that and it’s an interesting find – it’s without question of a higher quality. Just a shame that that’s not the page with 1.5 million subscribers. It’d be less annoying if the crap page were just called “science jokes” – I stand by my earlier comment that there is no science on the I love science page.

            • Dave
              Posted October 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

              I mostly agree, but to me the ‘fucking’ kinda suggests that they’re not there for anything serious. The about section makes it pretty clear that it’s for jokes and stuff.
              I found their space page if you want it http://www.facebook.com/astrophysicsandastronomy and it turns out they have one for Earth sciences that I didn’t know about. http://www.facebook.com/theearthstory.
              I get the feeling that the joke page is there to filter the real science lovers towards these pages. They’re certainly the biggest amateur Facebook pages out there that I know about – I don’t know if they would have been able to get 250k followers on the Evolution page without something as big as the joke page promoting it. Seems like a pretty clever strategy.

            • E.A. Blair
              Posted October 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

              I guess it’s true then…people who don’t like religion don’t have a sense of humor any more than fundies do.

              What did you expect? The latest news from CERN? What’s wrong with nerds having their own little Onion?

  7. Stephanie
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    IFLS is also a goldmine of fat jokes. It was so offensive I had to unlike it.

  8. abrotherhoodofman
    Posted October 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    If you haven’t seen Dawkins’ latest shows on Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life…

    Part 1

    Part 2

    … now you have no excuse.

    Excellent stuff!

  9. Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    I have issues with Dawkins with how he ‘communicates’ on the web, but that sure is a fucking cute photo. Kudos to the one that can be so CLUELESS at times.

    I think a bad language post/comments, perhaps monthly, could be a WEIT tradition. Can we haz bad language sometimes?

  10. Elise IFLS
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    My picture is on Why Evolution Is True!!!!
    Mind = blown.

  11. nurnord
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    30 comments in and no mention of one of the comments under the photo…

    “Richard Dawkins doesn’t fucking love science, he fucking loves selling books and generating publicity for himself.”

    – righto…

  12. Kevin
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I guess dropping the F-bomb is not considered uncivil under “da roolz”.

    • Posted October 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

      Why do you visit WEIT so regularly if you hate it so much?

      • Posted October 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

        And there’s nothing uncivil about the word “fuck.” It’s the intent and the context that make some language unacceptable sometimes. Loosen up.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted October 25, 2012 at 3:25 am | Permalink

      Knock it off, Kevin.


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