A swift and devastating rebuttal to that heathen PZ Meyers

Didn’t you stop to consider that maybe it was all the prayer what moved those doctor’s hands, and kept all that expensive medical equipment from a spontaneous quantum evaporation?

Yeah. I didn’t think so, heathen!

*Via Booman.

The Moon, bitches!

The Moon, bitches.

The Moon, bitches.

The United States of SPACE!

Goddamn would I kill to watch him do Obama skits.

Holy effing shite

I know this is all very preliminary and there’s no guarantee that this is reliable and/or confirmed/reproduced, but still. Holy fucking shit, Stem Cell treatment seems to have cured a case of HIV. As in, the dude appears free of HIV.

Damn.

Tip o’ the sombrero to Great Orange Satan.

(Tire) Gauge Theory*

The American Physical Society has released the results of a study on Energy Efficiency.

“The bottom line is that the quickest way to do something about America’s use of energy is through energy efficiency,” said Burton Richter, the chairman of the study panel and a 1976 Nobel Prize winner in physics. “Energy that you don’t use is free. It’s not imported and it doesn’t emit any greenhouse gases. Most of the things we recommend don’t cost anything to the economy. The economy will save money.”

I hope the GOP refrains from dismissing the effects that relatively minor changes that increase energy efficiency can have in our energy consumption; not to mention the effect it has on the environment.

The APS has a pretty nifty website for their Energy Efficiency Report.

One last thing, this is how big a controversy the whole “manmade effects on climate change” deal is within actual scientific circles (from the McClatchy article, the first link):

The 46,000-member American Physical Society argues the need for action is urgent because the energy crisis is the worst in U.S. history. It also says that the physics and chemistry behind the human causes of climate change — such as heat-trapping pollution from the burning of fossil fuels — is “well understood and beyond dispute.”

Next time you hear Bay Buchanan say that she knows “as many scientist who say there’s nothing conclusive as [she knows scientists] who oppose it,” (which I heard her say on some MSNBC show) you will know that she’s either full of shit, or she’s calling scientists people who don’t know shit about the field.

*Gauge Theory is basically the “language” that Physicists use to write the particle theories that describe nature (The “Standard Model”).

Run for your lives!

It has finally happened.

This is what happens when nutjobs use the tubes.

Reasonable. You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Oh, Conservapedia. Why must you be the source of so many lulz. This one article here, goes with a special dedication to OPB.

What the hell is the wrong with Louisiana?

Both legislative houses just passed some Bill that is a thinly veiled attempt to introduce quacktastic Intelligent Design into the science classroom.

It appears the state’s only hope is that Bobby “The Exorcist” Jindal vetoes it. The Louisiana Coalition for Science is on it, and they are asking concerned parties to contact Governor Jindal about it. A most commendable initiative.

But let’s be realistic for a second here. Do you see a man who’s been talked about as a potential VP; or at the very least a promising up and coming figure in Republican circles, to go against a bill passed in both chambers? A bill that sadly, so very very sadly and embarrassingly, so many within his “base” is likely to support?

Doubtful.

Now, it will probably have the same fate as other states’ attempts to force proven-beyond-any-trace-of-a-doubt quackery into science education. But really, what the fuck is wrong with you, Louisiana State Government?

I would like to take this opportunity to ask you: Have you accepted the Flying Spaghetti Monster as your personal lord, savior, and provider of carbohydrates?

RAmen, brothers and sisters!