Saturday, April 09, 2005

Battling the Selfish Meme

Pharyngula: It's never going to end!

The blog-sphere's primordial soup
Brought forth memes that attack then regroup.
For a fix that will last
Just link back to the past,
Thus constructing a temporal loop.

Friday, April 08, 2005

The Entombment of Hume

Pharyngula: Kennedy's editorial: Twilight of the Enlightenment?

On the nature of science, I'll grant
This limerick lesson is scant.
Five lines ain't enough:
Metaphysics means stuff
That you'll miss if you can't ken Kant-cant.

Awwww, Cute!

Pharyngula: Jurassic aardvark!
Jurassic Mammal

Popeye arms and aardvark bite,
Of ancient lineage long deceased, he
Lived beneath the lizards' might,
This late Jurassic tiny beastie;

Simple tubular teeth can munch
The termites destined for his belly;
Scratching foreclaws find his lunch:
It's Fruitafossor windscheffeli!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Still No Beef?

Pharyngula: Paul Nelson is visiting UMM

In March 2004, PZ Myers tore Paul Nelson's Ontogenetic Depth to shreds.
In May 2004, Richard B. Hoppe asked Paul Nelson to provide support for his Intelligent Design claims about Ontogenetic Depth.
Did we all miss Nelson's defence?

Here's my summary from May 2004:

Paul Nelson's "depth" tales sounded tall.
Richard Hoppe thought, "it’s past time to call
Nelson's ontogenetic-
clad apologetic."
Quoth Richard, "So where's the beef, Paul?"

I doubt that he'll find satisfaction,
nor even a lucid reaction.
Behind the smoke screen
there's an ID machine
building weapons of media distraction.

A meal of Intelligent Design
when served with the fruit of divine
is lacking in beef,
which supports my belief
that it's tripe marinating in whine.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Soul Sucking Science Seminary

Pharyngula: Grumble, grumble, grumble

Lectery lackery
Myers, Paul Zachary
Ponders ecstatically
Students obsessed
By his didactery,
But dreams distract so he
Goads with a test.