7 Oct – No Lies…For Now

Your intrepid fact-checkers didn’t find a lie in any of PZ’s posts today, but we haven’t given up.

PZ continued his annual Fall tradition of bashing and berating college-aged kids who have the gall to hold conservative ideas and the desire to debate and spread them. He offered a critique of the latest issue of UMM’s alternative student newspaper, The North Star.

But, here’s the curious bit – he didn’t reproduce any of the articles in the paper, nor did he link to anywhere his readers could find it. That, friends and neighbors, is what’s called a warning sign. Our spidey-senses went into overdrive when we saw it, something which highly correlates with a PZ Myers lie.

We’ve reached out to The North Star via email and Twitter, and we’ll update this post if or when they get back to us.

In the meantime, if you’d like to witness a sixty-year-old tenured biology professor verbally abuse a group of teen aged college kids for holding political opinions with which he doesn’t agree, go here.

Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post, 4 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 117 science-related posts, 442 non-science posts.

21% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 134 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

24 Sep – Again, No Lies

PZ posted only once, and complained in that post about Richard Carrier calling him a liar.

So it is a charge that bothers him. He does still at the very least pay lip service to the idea that truth is a desirable quality.

That’s news to us. We have one hundred and twenty-four examples which suggest the opposite.

Final Tally:

Today: 0 science-related posts, 1 post on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 109 science-related posts, 392 non-science posts.

22% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 124 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

21 Sep – Two Days Without a Lie!

Is PZ Myers turning over a new leaf? It’s been two days since his last lie. Three has generally been his limit, and after that the lies return with a vengeance.

Today, we have hope. Today, he actually said publicly that he agrees with Jordan Peterson! And if that isn’t a sign of the apocalypse, or a Super Bowl winning Vikings’ season, we’re not sure what is.

Tomorrow is another day. We’ll see if the streak can continue.

Final Tally:

Today: 0 science-related posts, 2 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 108 science-related posts, 382 non-science posts.

22% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 123 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

20 Sep – No Lies!

Skating away on the thin ice of a new day.

Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post, 5 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 108 science-related posts, 380 non-science posts.

22% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 123 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

16 Sep – No Lies

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post, 2 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 105 science-related posts, 359 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 121 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

12 Sep – Almost a Lie

PZ Myers wants everyone to think he’s not intrigued by Jeffrey Epstein. And that may quite possibly be true, but Epstein does occupy quite a bit of space on Pharyngula. PZ has blogged about the late pedophile 28 times since July, far more than any other person.

So while he may not be intrigued, he is definitely…what? Hooked? Haunted? Hung up on? Any other synonym starting with H?

Epstein definitely has a hold on PZ, but we can’t quite call his claim not to be intrigued a lie. Which means he didn’t tell a single one today.

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Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post, 3 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 103 science-related posts, 343 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 117 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

10 Sep – A Little Science and No Lies!

It’s been three days since PZ Myers’s last lie.

That is all.

Final Tally:

Today: 2 science-related posts, 4 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 102 science-related posts, 337 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 114 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

9 Sep – No Lies!

Could this be day two of a thirty-day lie-free streak that puts us out of a (volunteer, non-paying) job?

Maybe.

The Vikings are 1-0. There’s still time to put money on them to win the Super Bowl.

Final Tally:

Today: 0 science-related posts, 4 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 100 science-related posts, 333 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 114 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

8 Sep – A Day Off, Finally!

It’s about time.

Final Tally:

Today: 0 science-related posts, 3 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 100 science-related posts, 329 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 114 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.

1 Sep – No Lies!

No lies again today, but PZ Myers did do some interesting analysis about what subjects should be up for debate. We’ll have more to say about that another time, but for now we’re enjoying the Labor Day respite from his lies.

Final Tally:

Today: 1 science-related post, 2 posts on other stuff

Since 30 May 19: 93 science-related posts, 305 non-science posts.

23% of the posts on a “science blog” are about science. 

Today: 0 PZ Myers Lies

Since 30 May 19: 105 PZ Myers Lies

Over to you, PZ. Until tomorrow.