Category Archives: LOLz

What we’re up against: Weekly roundup of creationist comments

It was a big week for creationists trying to comment on this website (there was lots of other craziness too), so I can present only a short selection: From creationist dentist Don McLeroy, once head of the Texas State Board of Education when it was trying to purge evolution from state biology textbooks. I asked him […]

Give it a rest, Deepity

Jebus does he have a thin skin! Better “woo” than “quantum”!

Larry Moran makes a Freudian slip

Over at Sandwalk, Larry Moran is rightfully incensed at creationist flack Vincent Torley, and they’re having a kerfuffle: Torley’s unjustly accused Larry of not thinking that natural selection had a role in the genetic divergence between apes and humans. Torley has apparently apologized. Now, in a new post about the flap, Moran makes the best Freudian slip I’ve […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson identifies the greatest physicist of all time—in slow motion

I don’t know why I—or reader Gregory, who sent the link to me—find this video so funny, but I suspect it’s because it makes Tyson sound like he’s been smoking wacky tobacky.  What the astonomer says is right on (he’s describing his hero Newton), but the slowing down—2/3 speed, I think—makes one think that as […]

Just because. . .

I’m writing hard and have no neurons to spare after I exhausted them one my Ecklund post this morning. So let’s have some fun.  First, a contribution by a puckish reader, who has embellished Courtney Love’s diagram of the Malaysian Airline crash: See what you started, Matthew?

Did Courtney Love find the missing Malaysia Air jet?

Well, I suppose her chances are at least as good as those of Uri Geller.  Courtney Love posted this photo and caption on her Facebook page yesterday (I presume the scrawls are hers):

Horsehead squirrel feeder

What twisted mind thought up this way of degrading our rodential friends? Nevertheless, this device at leasts feeds them as it degrades them: Available from Archie McPhee for only $15.00:

Great news: I’m the Discovery Institute’s “Censor of the Year”!

I have more substantive things to post today, but stuff like sick kittens, and now this Big Announcement, keep getting in the way. In this case I’m so proud I could bust a button! Reader Doc Bill just informed me that I was selected from a field of stiff competitors (including anticreationism activist Zack Kopplin) […]

What we’re up against

BuzzFeed’s Matt Stopera (who also took the photos shown below ) collected 22 pictures of people who attended the Ham/Nye debate in Kentucky and identified themselves as creationists. Stopera asked each of them to write down their “message to people who believe in evolution.”  See the link for all the questions (many of them predictable), […]

Funny “New Scientist” headline generator

Whoever writes the “Endless Forms . . ” website has made a deliberate tour de force: he/she created a Twitter account that automatically generates the type of gee-whiz headlines characteristic of the popular-science mag New Scientist. In the website post on this, the author avers that he/she likes New Scientist (I don’t: I deplore its […]


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