Vote for me. No bones about it.

Vote for me. No bones about it.

Vote for me. No bones about it.

Bad Astronomy
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Dec. 9 2006 11:02 AM

Vote for me. No bones about it.

Is there no depth PZ won't stoop to?

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  


In his latest attempt to defame me, he tries to appeal to the "cute tentacles" crowd. But clearly this is really an attack on those of us with bones. By supporting the deviant nature of non-calcified animals, PZ is opening a gateway that can only lead to one horrible outcome.

That is why I am promoting the "Defense of Vertebrates Act". This legislation, which I will submit to the National Academy of Higher Mammals, states that affection, care, and declarations of " Awwwww, isn't that cute!" can only be given to animals with bones (and to whatever animal goes into making McNuggets).

For quite some time, PZ's votes for Best Science Blog of 2006 were... well, I was going to say neck-and-neck with mine, but invertebrates have no necks! How disgusting is that? Why would any red-blooded American -- and do squid even have red blood? -- vote for some slimy neckless nautiloid?

I have a neck. And I'm willing to stick it our for what I believe   for what I have faith in   that which I ascribe contingent trust.

Remember, PZ: Cephalopods cuttle and run, but vertebrates never do. Vote for Bad Astronomy and keep the cartilaginous horde at bay.