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Tideliar

I am scientist by training, inclination and temperament. However, this is a blog, not a lab. The title reflects my passion for hyperbole, so don't take me too seriously. I don't. I was a technician in a physiology lab, got my PhD in molecular genetics and neuroscience, was a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics and now am a Project Manager in a Clinical Science/Biomedical Informatics institute. I am a scientific jack-of-all-trades, and very happy because of it. I write about science that catches my eye, making the transition away from the lab bench, and the slightly odd and moist boundary where science culture meets the public. I am an Englishman by birth, an American by temperament and if I were you I wouldn't lend me money.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dude. Fuck. Sigh.

So, this isn't my only blog. I have another "official" blog on another Network. Some Lies was resurrected to be a place for me to stretch my legs and talk about things not on the Official Agenda of the other blog network. I happened to write a post lately that I thought was good enough to Carbon Copy to the other blog. And it is getting a lot of attention.

I have wasted hours today arguing with homeopaths about the nature of their reality, and I kind of called this one Nobel Laureate a bit of twat. I mean, I didn't really use those words, but I kind of intimated it. I thought he was troll. And now the strident voicebox of Homeopathy itself, Dana Ullman, has joined the fray. I am trying to keep my temper when talking to them because it is only fair to the other readers of my blog.

But Ullman was rather rude...OK, I baited him, but it's my fucking blog.

And now the Laureate is giving me lectures on physics.

Dude.Fuck.Sigh.

I am tempted to out myself, and get some 'net rage going here. A friend of mine is won't to say when FWDAOTI...

"Get the fuck off my internet"

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Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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I think you should link to "That other blog" to give us some perspective, and laughs :P

Genomic Repairman
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Whatever happened to IP banning trolls?

Dr Becca, Ph.D.
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No need to out yourself, TL (though I admittedly stumbled upon your other blog quite accidentally. I won't tell, though!)! I feel like these conversations get to a point where it's like arguing about religion, or political beliefs.. No matter how logically sound and factual evidence-based your position is, some people just aren't going to change their minds. I say, go have a whiskey, and let them flail around in self delusion.

Tideliar
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@Dr.Overlord: I'm not that hard to find LOL

@GR: I dunno if the Dark Overlords of the other network do that. And I agree with only banning people when they seriously overstep the mark with illegal shit and racism/sexism etc. If you're just a douchebag you have first amendment rights too... although it ain't easy...

@Becca: Busted!

I agree. Someone finally stepped into the fray and hit back with me. That's one of the awesome parts of being in a Network is being part of a group effort. It's been strangely quiet at the other place since the fight started. I wish it had kicked off here instead.

Bob O'H
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At least you're being noticed by the High and Mighty.

Twat.
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I have been greatly enjoying the scrap going on at "That other blog". Would love to join in, but I have "conflicts of interest" that prevent me from getting involved there. I do like how DU uses hormesis to try and justify homoeopathy, talk about wilful misunderstanding!

I love that they pull out Montagnier as well, the man that can email you HIV...

Tideliar
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@Bob: Love you too, twat. TBH, I'm getting a bot bored of them now.

@Anonymous: I was gobsmacked by Dullman's mention of hormesis. I actaully got so wound up by them I had to stop posting. I got emails from the site Admin about a comment I nearly posted. I ran it by Admin before posting it and uh, I was mighty close to the line. The Scotsman inside me is trying get out...
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Chill Tideliar, the heavybag is waiting for you tonight...
The line is thin and wavy, which is why I often refrain to jump in with too much gusto.
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