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Grooving on Squid [May. 1st, 2008|12:39 pm]
terribleturnip
Sorry, you'll have to cut and paste, because I'm too stupid to figure out how to format it properly so that you can direct link. No, I'm PROUD. Don't be so lazy. Sometimes knowledge deserves to be hunted. As do other good things...but that's a PRIVATE matter. But I believe Kudrasslipper and I have covered that elsewhere.

Anyway, on to the giant squid

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula

Scroll down quickly to "Eyes Like Dinner Plates", especially if you're religious-inclined. I love ol' PZ for his cephalopod pix and news, groove on his cutting edge evolution-news, agree that intelligent design is one of the more stupid theories to take possession of human minds, but he is one of the reasons I can't, in good conscience, call myself an atheist, and side with his militant camp. I just can't bear the mean-spiritedness.

Although he does takes the newsmedia to task for dumbing down their coverage of the squid -- which Skivee will certainly appreciate! I love spitting fits of enthusiastic rage if it's something I agree with.

But, o, the squid! She's glorious, even though she's all smushed up. Look at her beak -- it's fabulous. She has got to smell pretty damn heinous, but if I had a chance, I'd be in that tank in waders for just a chance to be that close.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-05-01 05:19 pm (UTC)
Not all who are atheist are meanspirited.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-05-01 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, c'mon, you're a total bastard.

No, really, I guess there's Atheist and atheist. It's like the majority of Christians who are being given a bad name by this lunatic anti-science, anti-intellectual, literal-Bible reading, everything wrong in this country would surely be fixed if only we mandated prayer and posted the ten commandments. I wish more Christians would stand up and take back their religion.

An Atheist will take to court his right to not say the pledge of allegiance or to get "God" off the currency. An atheist really doesn't care...what, you can't mumble, like half the country?

Plus, I can't type atheist without having to back up and switch the "i" and "e"...therefore, I need a whole new, easy to spell moniker for my nonbelief...

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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-05-02 03:29 am (UTC)
It's like the majority of Christians who are being given a bad name by this lunatic anti-science, anti-intellectual, literal-Bible reading, everything wrong in this country would surely be fixed if only we mandated prayer and posted the ten commandments. I wish more Christians would stand up and take back their religion.

Most of the anti-intellectual Bible literalists don't even think Catholics are Christians, so from where I sit the demand I take back my religion from them is a little weird. (And just to rub it in...you know, the Catholics of the Counter-Reformation did try to take back the religion from the double-predestination cranks and Biblical literalists, and are still being excoriated for it. Calvin and Knox thought this crap up, not Ignatius Loyola.)



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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-05-01 05:30 pm (UTC)
I scrolled down and saw that your Potassium channel is shaped like a Swastika. Hmmmmm This should quell all the rumors that I'M evil cause I'm Potassium deficient :-)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-05-01 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, everyone's got a little inner Nazi. Your humanity is judged on whether you can keep it in the potassium channel....

(To forestall my geek friends...yes, we know it's a symbol more ancient that the Nazi party...I know, it's really a sign that ancient americans worshipped potassium...)
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-05-01 06:55 pm (UTC)
"Take of this and eat it; it is my Pistachio Nut."

(I'd have said "banana," but that's just serving up a big fat one right across the plate...)
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-05-01 10:16 pm (UTC)
(I'd have said "banana," but that's just serving up a big fat one right across the plate...)

...and nut?

juvenile-ly yours,
PyrateLady
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