January 23, 2006

The Embryo Eater and His Pals

A HUMAN EMBRYO AND A CHICKEN EMBRYO leads P.Z. Myers, associate professor at the University of Minnesota to ask at Pharyngula which embryo has an immortal soul and propose "Let's have a taste test and find out."

Besides taking away the current prize for tastelessness, the comments section affords you a great view of those people currently coming up very short in the soul category. Hard to tell if they are trying to curry favor with the "Professor" or with each other. All the same, it is an instructive look into some very stunted minds.

Of course, it is all a joke. Isn't it?

Posted by Vanderleun at January 23, 2006 10:57 PM
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Not to them, I think. I bet that guy is *nasty* in class.

Posted by: Eric Blair at January 24, 2006 5:26 AM

A tour of virtually any liberal blog's comment section is a window into many disturbed souls.

Posted by: Christian at January 24, 2006 1:21 PM

These comments are as callous and insensitive to the human condition, as the Nazi intelligentia in their pro-Aryan zeal, impregnated blonde, blue-eyed women for the sake of adding to their master race, while demonizing Jews, homosexuals, the handicapped, and any other miscreant into the final solution of taste tests.

Just when we think "never again," Evil slithers onto the scene, smoothly selling his politically correct lies.

Posted by: daughter of patriots at January 25, 2006 2:43 PM

It's a classic example of the observer being influenced by the observed. And its also a stupid interpretation of evolutionary science.
Observing the evolutionary continuum, Meyers identifies himself as just another link in the chain. Sees himself as no different than his observed object.
Fine, OK. But, why then is he observing the chicken, and not the other way around?
I LOVE scientists who can't think beyound the paradigm of their own specialisation (and yet pretend to be Reneissance men).

Posted by: MC-Bio at January 25, 2006 3:28 PM

There are certain times, and in certain contexts, in which that phrase might be funny.

NONE of them are in the public forum, and all of them include friends whose use of such "shocking" statements is not shocking, because they are KNOWN to not be serious.

yes, I have such friends, and love them dearly, and all of them know the place and time for such things. That is probably why I love them dearly.

Posted by: B. Durbin at January 25, 2006 9:48 PM