P.Z. Myers

March 09, 1957





Paul Zachary Myers is an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) and the author of the science blog Pharyngula. He is currently an associate professor of biology at UMM, works with zebrafish in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), and also cultivates an interest in cephalopods. He has published numerous research papers in Nature and other notable scientific journals.

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The spiders are hiding on Freethoughtblogs, but they’re still around

I said I’d stop flashing spider photos at you all, so really, it’s safe to come back here if you’re arachnophobic. I still occasionally indulge on the Patreon site, and I just added a few this morning (I’ll put them on Instagram shortly). My model was the lovely Danu, a Parasteatoda tepidariorum I caught at Skepticon in Missouri last August. My lighting setup was far short of ideal, though, so...

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The Happy Atheist

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Atheist Voices of Minnesota...

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Darwin and Politics

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Darwin or Design

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“If you've got a religious belief that withers in the face of observations of the natural world, you ought to rethink your beliefs - rethinking the world isn't an option.”
PZ Myers

“What religion has always done is pander to biases, achieving success not by challenging people with something new but by reinforcing what they already believe, no matter how wrong it is. By contrast, science shines by breaking the shackles of our preconceptions and letting us work with what really is. The”
P.Z. Myers, The Happy Atheist

“I actually think it's a huge tactical mistake for our movement to criticize religion on the basis of the pathological extremes. Because most of the people we want to persuade in the fall of their beliefs don't see them agents of the monstrous excesses zealotry. The part of religion that makes it open to criticism and which really makes it incompatible with science is not that it makes you evil, it said it's wrong and it makes you stupid.”
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