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Friday, January 06, 2006 

Not gotten enough PZ Myers at Pharyngula?

Just in case you're not getting enough of everyone's favorite "mad scientist," today over at DailyKos, DarkSyde's published an interview with Pharyngula's PZ Myers. Love him or hate him (and I can already see some of his quotes in there again being mined by the Discovery Institute...), you gotta admit he's an interesting fella. And I won't even dig at him too badly for this quote regarding the administration at his university:

They don't agree with everything I say -- in particular, I suspect my anti-religious stance might give a few of our administrators' ulcers -- but they're also committed to the principles of academic freedom.

That "stress-->ulcers" thing ain't ever gonna die, is it? :)


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  • I'm Tara C. Smith
  • From Iowa, United States
  • I'm a mom and a scientist, your basic stressed-out, wanna-have-it-all-and-do-it-all Gen Xer. Recently transplanted from Ohio to Iowa, I've spent most of my life in the midwest (with 4 years of college spent out east in "soda" territory). My main interest, and the subject of my research, is infectious disease: how does the microbe cause illness? What makes one strain nasty, and another "avirulent?" Are the latter really not causing any disease, or could some of those be possible for the development of chronic disease years down the road? Additionally, I've spent a lot of time discussing the value of teaching evolution, and educating others about "intelligent design" and other forms of creationism. My interest in history of science and medicine is also useful as a way to tie all of the above interests together. [Disclaimer: the views here are solely my own, and do not represent my employer, my spouse, that guy who's always sitting by the fountain when I come into work, or anyone else with whom I may be remotely affiliated.]
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