Archives quotidiennes : 5 juin 2010

La coccinelle de Darwin

Allez, tiens, un petit jeu pour perdre du temps sur le Net — euh, pardon, apprendre en s’amusant!

C’est Evolutionary Ladybug (“La coccinelle évolutionniste”), où le but est de guider la coccinelle avec la souris pour lui faire manger les pucerons. On ne gagne rien, mais on voit évoluer la population de pucerons: des individus vert feuille apparaissent (plus difficiles à repérer), leur vitesse moyenne augmente (ils sont plus durs à attraper), etc.

Un joli exemple de modèle informatique d’un système soumis à la sélection naturelle. C’est réalisé par le réseau de recherche en bio-informatique BEACON (Bio/computational Evolution in Action CONsortium), qui regroupe plusieurs universités américaines.

(Source: Blake Stacey et The Panda’s Thumb.)

I get e-mail too

Oh, joy! Now, I’m on the e-mail list of über-creepy (and obviously mentally deranged) troll “Mabuse”, whose insanities have been polluting atheist/skeptic and/or scientific blogs for weeks. Just to give something to do to spam filters and troll detectors, I guess. You gotta exercise these cyber-muscles!

But if the crazy critter can’t post any longer on said blogs, following the links under the names of commentators is still an option. So is using their e-mail to propel angry, incoherent tirades:

Re: Why Jerry Coyne is a LIAR…

From: infidelwar@lavabit.com

how can these HEADLESS IDIOTS BET AGAINST GOD!!!
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what happens when you LOSE Pascal’s Wager…

http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/pascals-wager.htm

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you FIGHT PAPER MONSTERS…

the blood and bodies of the atheist movement…

you mofos killed MICKEY MOUSE!!!!

this has more TRUTH then what Dawkins, Randi, Harris, Myers, and Shermer
combined have said in their entire lives…

they tried to BULLDOZE the entire METAPHYSICAL DIMENSION…

they LOST THE WAR……

you have FORFEIT YOUR SOUL, shermer… you have become an object in the material world, as you WISHED…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUB4j0n2UDU

we’re gonna smash that TV…

They had become ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE AND OF GOD…
you pushed too much and *CROSSED THE LINE*

degenerates (PZ) or children (HEMANT) – ATHEISTS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRRg2tWGDSY

do you have anything to say, you STUPID LITTLE F*CKER?

how about I tell you, Mr. Shermer, EVERYTHING YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD is

*WRONG*

THE BOOBQUAKE – 911!

http://dissidentphilosophy.lifediscussion.net/philosophy-f1/the-boobquake-911-t1310.htm

RUN, ATHEISTS, RUN!!!

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Well, well, I must be flattered, I suppose! Abuse from Mabuse? This puts me in good company, with publications like Pharyngula, Blag Hag, Greg Laden, Skepchick, Coffee and Sci(ence), Scepticisme scientifique, Why Evolution Is True, Butterflies and Wheels, Friendly Atheist, Metamagician and the Hellfire Club. Plus Richard Dawkins and Michael Shermer, to name a few.

Oh, and not all the links in the asylum escapee’s message are pointless. Bizarrely, there is Michael Shermer’s excellent video “Baloney Detection Kit” (courtesy of RDF TV), and an interview with Hemant Mehta, the guy who “sold his soul on eBay”!

Way to score against your team, eh?