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Metabolism of evolution information in the blogosphere.
posted by melissa may (19 comments total)

"Professional Smackdownase"

tee hee!
posted by hototogisu at 12:44 AM on February 8, 2006

This "science" is all wrong; this is not an actual metabolic pathway.
posted by orthogonality at 12:50 AM on February 8, 2006

this is not an actual metabolic pathway

dang. that ruins it.
posted by Hat Maui at 1:05 AM on February 8, 2006

Metabolism is only a theory anyway.
posted by SenshiNeko at 1:17 AM on February 8, 2006

Kansas Science Standards!
why do they hate Kansas so much?

posted by matteo at 1:33 AM on February 8, 2006

The Kansas State School Board is only a theory anyway.
posted by public at 2:02 AM on February 8, 2006

Oh noes!!1 Not more "idiotic nonsensetase"! I had enough of that in my 3 years studying biochemistry back at uni!

Entertaining stuff :-)
posted by Chunder at 2:18 AM on February 8, 2006

Politburo Anti-Lysenkoist Diktatase.

Gotta sneak that into casual conversation today.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:03 AM on February 8, 2006

So what this says is once everything is metabolized, it comes out the Kan's Ass.
posted by three blind mice at 4:51 AM on February 8, 2006

I've got Visio and a point to prove (or at least, people to make fun of)!! This was not helpful or very funny or very interesting.

I can make nonsense diagrams with Visio as well as the next guy (or I could if I had windows, but I think that omnigraffle could serve in a pinch), and this just isn't that funny.
posted by zpousman at 4:53 AM on February 8, 2006

Hold on - an evolution thread that didn't blossom into political flamewars and sophomoric digressions into epistemological skepticism?

<avery brooks>Where are the brains in jars? I was promised a brain in a jar!</avery brooks>
posted by fleetmouse at 5:41 AM on February 8, 2006

zpousman, you have to remember that the author added "-ase" to the end of a lot of things. that makes it funny.
posted by rxrfrx at 5:49 AM on February 8, 2006

Yeah. I'm a grump, what can I say.
posted by zpousman at 6:16 AM on February 8, 2006

(briefly considers digressing sophomorically into epistemological skepticism)
(briefly notices the expression "epistemological skepticism" doesn't really make sense)
(abandons the idea as the diagram is not even that funny)
(sits and waits for bevets)

posted by nkyad at 6:47 AM on February 8, 2006

Maybe living in such close proximity to the Kansas School Board has significantly and fatally eroded my output of Pedanticase and Grousetose, but I still think it's funny.

(However, I do agree that Visio sucks.)
posted by melissa may at 9:18 AM on February 8, 2006

That was fun. I just read some thing by Scott Adams about his travails trying to figure out whether Intelligent Design or "Darwinism" was right. He's a tool, and I now feel even more smug about my previously held opinion that that guy has never done anything that couldn't be done better by a large roach. That might make me a less attractive person, but there it is.
posted by OmieWise at 10:18 AM on February 8, 2006

.... Visio sucks.

Amen. So much potential, and so little action. So many things that Visio ought to be able to do, but can't; and it frustrates me to no end (when I have to use it, which is thankfully seldom) that it remains to locked-in to a print paradigm.

As for the merits of the linked graphic -- um, well.... it's just kind of dull, IMHO. No spark to it. Too many repetetive "-ase"s.

Now, this [pdf] is funny....
posted by lodurr at 10:23 AM on February 8, 2006

This is good. And made funnier by the fact that most ID proponents wouldn't get the joke. Heh.
posted by bardic at 11:31 AM on February 8, 2006

Ha! Yes it is, lodurr.
posted by brundlefly at 11:59 AM on February 8, 2006

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