Friday, January 21, 2011

Science!

Here's the latest from the world's best science blog:
First, never quote Mother Teresa at me — she was an evil hag who worshipped poverty, who did not help people except to encourage them to suffer more for her faith, while she lived in comfort and traveled far and wide to receive the accolades of the gullible. I would never find the words of that wicked woman persuasive.

Secondly, the standard bullying tactics of waving bloody fetuses might cow the squeamish, but I'm a biologist. I've guillotined rats. I've held eyeballs in my hand and peeled them apart with a pair of scissors. I've used a wet-vac to clean up a lake of half-clotted blood from an exsanguinated dog. I've opened bodies and watched the intestines do their slow writhing dance, I've been elbow deep in blood, I've split open cats and stabbed them in the heart with a perfusion needle. I've extracted the brains of mice…with a pair of pliers. I've scooped brains out of buckets, I've counted dendrites in slices cut from the brains of dead babies.

You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat. And meat does not frighten me.

6 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

...Well, reassuring to know they're open about the whole humans-are-just-meat thing.

One hopes it hasn't effected his dietary choices.

Anonymous said...

Bitter manchild PZ Myers is at it again.

Anonymous said...

STEPHEN J.:
Has this man ever had, or loved, a child?

Mudsack8 said...

On what basis does this 'scientist' make the judgement that a hag is 'evil'? I learned to measure mass, and temperature, and velocity, and other things like that. They never taught me about 'evil' in science class.

Anonymous said...

"You want to make me back down by trying to inspire revulsion with dead baby pictures? I look at them unflinchingly and see meat."

So Dr Mengele is alive and well.

I look at them and see what might have been.

Stephen R said...

"I look at them unflinchingly and see meat."

I'll believe him when he's willing to fry it up and slap it on a sandwich. What a repulsive attitude (says this atheist).