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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2019,12:54   

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If UD isn't enough for you and you want to witness some of the biggest crackheads on the planet, get on Facebook and join the group "Creation science vs evolution science".

Holy moly.

Yep. They are some very classic examples of creationism posting there.

I was thinking of a certain N. Eisner you just interacted with when I wrote that.

My initial interest was in Fazale Rana, who posts there occasionally.

I reviewed his book on origin of life years ago.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2019,14:01   

B1

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2019,14:02   

B2

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2019,14:02   

B3

   
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(Permalink) Posted: May 27 2019,14:14   

Quote (stevestory @ May 27 2019,14:02)
B3

B1... B2... B3... Marmite!

(or Vegemite for those of an Antipodean persuasion.)

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2019,15:18   

You may have heard about the 20,000 christians who petitioned Netflix to cancel Good Omens, despite the minor facts that 1) it was released by Amazon, not Netflix, and 2) it is already finished.

The BBC referred to this as "Creationism-level stupidity"  :D  :D  :D

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2019,17:20   

Quote (stevestory @ June 21 2019,13:18)
You may have heard about the 20,000 christians who petitioned Netflix to cancel Good Omens, despite the minor facts that 1) it was released by Amazon, not Netflix, and 2) it is already finished.

The BBC referred to this as "Creationism-level stupidity"  :D  :D  :D

Classic

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 23 2019,08:52   

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Quote (stevestory @ June 21 2019,13:18)
You may have heard about the 20,000 christians who petitioned Netflix to cancel Good Omens, despite the minor facts that 1) it was released by Amazon, not Netflix, and 2) it is already finished.

The BBC referred to this as "Creationism-level stupidity"  :D  :D  :D

Classic

One of the Twitterati said "But muh sKy wIzUrD!"

Thing is..... ID is so funny its sad.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2019,09:02   

Twittering is for the birds.

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: July 19 2019,11:16   

Well, I did a 3 part blog post to the Disco'tute slam on me for exposing just 3:45 minutes of James Tour.

The first is
Prof. James Tour and the Disco’Tutes: Still Lying, Part 1.

So far there has been nothing from the Disco'tutes. One amusing thing is watching the page view counts. There was about a week between the first and last posts. Readership has been about 1/2 for each subsequent post.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 19 2019,12:07   

What do you make of that decline?

   
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(Permalink) Posted: July 19 2019,15:01   

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What do you make of that decline?

A result of the fall?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 19 2019,19:55   

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What do you make of that decline?

First is the time lag. Second, the Part 1 is a little boring. The Disco'tutes made a big thing about my lack of skills. I gave my CV in chemistry.

I did think the lab story was fun. I thought the DEA cop was going to choke.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2019,20:13   

Caught an episode of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" today.

One of the questions was: Living things are grouped into five kingdoms. Protists, bacteria, animals, fungi, and one other. What's the missing item?

Well, once I recovered from the question, I figured out what actual kingdom was missing from the list.

Do any recent textbooks actually refer to protists and/or bacteria as a "kingdom"? IIRC, bacteria is a domain not a kingdom, and protists is not even a clade, as a clade containing all protists would also include animals, fungi, and plants.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 22 2019,23:16   

The "are you" writers can answer their own question, "NO!"

The "three domains" a la Woese are the Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryotes.

I suppose their "five kingdoms" would be archaea, bacteria, critters with mitochondria, cells with chloroplasts, and viruses?

Oh! They said that "fungi" are a kingdom.

So plants would fall into that lame categorization.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2019,08:54   

Yeah, they named animals and fungi kingdoms, so plants is what was missing. Plants and animals are traditionally known as kingdoms, and I've read stuff that referred to fungi as a kingdom.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2019,13:59   

Here's a good view of what's supposed to be taught in Texas. They include both the three domain system and the six kingdom system.  Exploring the differences between the classification systems seems far more useful than teaching the current consensus (which, knowing taxonomists, has probably changed since the start of class).

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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2019,15:08   

Ah well, that material calls Protista a kingdom, but also points out that three of the kingdoms are branches from parts of it.

And if bacteria and archaea were referred to as kingdoms before the term "domain" came into use, that kind of make sense.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2019,16:21   

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Ah well, that material calls Protista a kingdom, but also points out that three of the kingdoms are branches from parts of it.

And if bacteria and archaea were referred to as kingdoms before the term "domain" came into use, that kind of make sense.

Makes me think the subdivisions should be states, provinces, territories, colonies, shires...

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(Permalink) Posted: July 23 2019,16:22   

Quote (Texas Teach @ July 23 2019,11:59)
Here's a good view of what's supposed to be taught in Texas. They include both the three domain system and the six kingdom system.  Exploring the differences between the classification systems seems far more useful than teaching the current consensus (which, knowing taxonomists, has probably changed since the start of class).

Often heard at rehearsals, back in the day:

"We haven't played it that way since lunch!"

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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 07 2019,16:52   

This popped up in my Twitter feed today. Looks like some ID bullshit, but I'm not clicking.


   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2019,04:42   

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This popped up in my Twitter feed today. Looks like some ID bullshit, but I'm not clicking.


The name Robert J. Marks is a bit of a "tell"—dude is absolutely an ID-pusher.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2019,13:38   

UD is been predictably boring lately on account of how it's nearly dead, so I found these at a website called creation science fiction.





Edited by stevestory on Aug. 09 2019,14:40

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2019,14:08   

I wish Bill "Creation Science Fiction" Ludlow had posted which FB group was the source of such gems.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2019,14:12   

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I wish Bill "Creation Science Fiction" Ludlow had posted which FB group was the source of such gems.

I tried to go to the .com website, but it's just really poorly adapted to smartphones, and hard to navigate.

Edited by stevestory on Aug. 09 2019,15:12

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2019,14:21   

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Quote (Dr.GH @ Aug. 09 2019,15:08)
I wish Bill "Creation Science Fiction" Ludlow had posted which FB group was the source of such gems.

I tried to go to the .com website, but it's just really poorly adapted to smartphones, and hard to navigate.

Bill does a lot of YouTubes.

There is even one with me;

https://youtu.be/wfSE8J_....8J_bj1Q

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 10 2019,16:48   

If you're looking for cool people to follow on the Tweety machine:

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Dr Esther (@EstOdek) Tweeted:
I get many messages from aspiring black scientists who say they hardly see scientists that look like them online/IRL. So I want to spend time highlighting black scientists, medics, engineers, mathematicians and techies! Introduce yourselves below & I’ll be retweeting👨🏾‍🎓👩🏿‍🔬👩🏽‍🏫👨🏿‍🏭🧪🔭


link

Edited by stevestory on Aug. 10 2019,17:49

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2019,14:55   

A New Clue to How Life Originated

ed yong in the atlantic

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2019,16:53   

Fascinating.

BTW, that could go on the "science break" thread.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2019,20:29   

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A New Clue to How Life Originated

ed yong in the atlantic

What're the chances. :-p

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