Essay: Professor PZ Myers fails his applied biology course

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Perhaps if the atheist PZ Myers drank more Slimfast and less beer, he would have had a trimmer figure in this picture.

PZ Myers appears to have a problem with intellectual slothfulness[15] and perhaps his slothfulness applies to his "exercise habits" as well. As of December 26, 2010, Conservapedia is not aware of PZ Myers endorsing any exercise equipment.

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PZ Myers is an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM). PZ Myers is also an outspoken atheist and evolutionist.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines biology as "a branch of knowledge that deals with organisms and vital processes."[1] Two of the most basic vital processes relating to biology are breathing and eating. It is readily conceded that PZ Myers has figured out how to breathe, but how intelligent and wise is he on the eating/drinking front?

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Applied biology

According to Newcastle University, "The aim of applied biology is to use basic knowledge of biology for practical purposes. This requires a sound understanding of how organisms function."[2]

Health issues

See also: A reply to atheist and evolutionist PZ Myers and Atheism and obesity and Atheism and Mental and Physical Health and Evolutionists who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese

A 2009 picture of a significantly overweight PZ Myers can be found HERE. A 2010 picture taken in Australia shows PZ Myers drinking ale/beer and he had excess weight in his abdominal area.[3] In 2010, PZ Myers had health problems related to his heart.[4] In addition, medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[5][6] Given PZ Myers' biological training and the wide dissemination of the health effects of being overweight in terms of cardiovascular health and brain function, it is unfortunate that preventative medicine was not used in greater measure in terms of his health.[7][8][9] PZ Myers' inattention to diligently implementing the recommendations of nutritional science, exercise science, and medical science is not entirely surprising given his vehement advocacy of evolutionary pseudoscience. There have been a number of notable evolutionists who have been overweight.

Christian apologist Vox Day commentary on a picture of PZ Myers with his fans

In 2011, Christian apologist Vox Day had an individual complain about the notion that the atheist community has a problem with obesity (please see Atheism and obesity). As a result, on May 19, 2011, Vox Day released a blog post entitled Mailvox: now, who said atheists are fat? where 80% of the people taking a picture with PZ Myers were overweight and PZ Myers was overweight in the picture as well as can be seen HERE. The picture was originally posted on PZ Myer's blog Pharyngula by Myers on May 16, 2011 and an online argument quickly ensued concerning the appearance of the photograph's participants.[10]

Taste magnificent vs. less filling - ill thought out applied biology experiments gone awry

See also: PZ Myers vs. C.S. Lewis

Message to PZ Myers:

I saw your recent "11th day of beer" post at your blog[11] and I am looking forward to your upcoming Slimfast and low calorie beer posts. Of course, I could add that I have my doubts that a recent post of yours at your "science" blog entitled The 5th day of beer features a low calorie beer/ale.[12]

Evolving a backbone

Now could PZ Myers evolve a backbone and become more serious about losing weight? That is certainly possible.

Did PZ Myers give an applied biology seminar in Toronto?

A 2008 picture of PZ Myers meeting with people associated with the Center for Inquiry in Toronto can be found HERE Did PZ Myers give an applied biology seminar in Toronto to skeptics?

PZ Myers, supper is on the table! Sooie!

Humorous question of the day

How does PZ Myers know its dinner time?

Answer: His wife yells out Sooie!

Evolutionists who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese

See also: Atheism and obesity and Atheism and Mental and Physical Health

Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists.[13]

A list of evolutionists who who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese can be found here:

Evolutionists who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese

Fitness fight of the century - Christian Ken Ammi vs. atheist biologist PZ Myers

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One of the most vociferous opponents of the atheist and evolutionist PZ Myers is the internet Christian apologist Ken Ammi who has written a collection of essays concerning the follies of PZ Myers at his website True Free Thinker.[14] In January of 2011, Ken Ammi became a National Fitness Examiner for the internet news organization the Examiner.[15]

Enter the applied biology fitness dragon!

In January of 2011, Ken Ammi wrote:

Ken Ammi began his traipse into the realm of exercise relatively late in life and is now in the best shape of his life at 40 yrs. He taught martial arts in the Kung Fu tradition. He is always in the process of learning and sharing information about exercise; especially since he figured that he will be a grandpa, at the very earliest, at the age of 60 and simply has to stay in shape.[16]

Professor PZ Myers most regrettably earns an F in applied biology

So while the biologist and evolutionist PZ Myers is giving public reports of swilling non-diet beer/ale instead of giving many reports of swilling Slimfast and low calorie beer, Christian apologist and PZ Myers critic Ken Ammi becomes the very essence of applied biology. As a result of this state of affairs, most regrettably PZ Myers has to be given a grade of F in applied biology. Of course, considering the fact that macroevolution is a pseudoscience that is counter evidence and without support, this certainly didn't help PZ Myers in terms of his applied biology grade.

Atheists and physical and mental health related problems associated with obesity

Some of the medical conditions associated with obesity include: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, arthritis, cancer, sleep apnea, reproductive problems in women and varicose veins.[17] In addition, medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[18]

Medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[19]

According to the Mayo Clinic some of the symptoms associated with obesity can include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pain in your back or joints
  • Excessive sweating
  • Always feeling hot
  • Rashes or infection in folds of your skin
  • Feeling out of breath with minor exertion
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue

Concerning the issue of depression, atheists do have higher rates of suicide than the general population.

Western atheists sumo wrestling - survival of the fattest?

See also: Western atheists sumo wrestling - survival of the fattest?

Which atheist would win a Western atheists sumo wresting competition? PZ Myers or Matt Dillahunty? Judge for yourself! Below are pictures of atheist PZ Myers and Matt Dillahunty.

Pictures of atheists PZ Myers and Matt Dillahunty

PZ Myers

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Question: How many nanoseconds do you think PZ Myers could last in this experiment?

Question: How many nanoseconds do you think PZ Myers would last in this experiment before succumbing to temptation?

See also

Does PZ Myers have machismo? An upcoming essay?

See also: Does Richard Dawkins have machismo?

One of the definitions of machismo is an "exhilarating sense of power or strength".[21] Does PZ Myers have machismo? An upcoming essay?

External Links

Addendum

The svelte Bible believing young earth creationist Chuck Norris endorses the Total Gym exercise system and not liposuction.[22]
machismo
If atheist Richard Dawkins finally agreed to debate Dr. William Lane Craig and a scientist at Creation Ministries International instead of making pitiful excuses, would Hispanic ladies finally believe Señor Dawkins has machismo? [23][24][25][26] Olé! Olé! Olé!

Please see: Does Richard Dawkins have machismo?

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Notes

  1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biology
  2. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/course/C110/profile/What-is-applied-biology
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/reuvenim/4426093513/
  4. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/08/thats_not_a_heart_its_a_flaili.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogs%2Fpharyngula+%28Pharyngula%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
  5. http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/41/18/25.1.full
  6. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2009/08/25/as-waistlines-widen-brains-shrink.html
  7. http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/41/18/25.1.full
  8. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/brain-and-behavior/articles/2009/08/25/as-waistlines-widen-brains-shrink.html
  9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21121834
  10. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/05/at_least_you_can_see_a_hint_of.php
  11. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/12/the_11th_day_of_beer.php
  12. http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/01/the_5th_day_of_beer.php
  13. http://www.truefreethinker.com/pz-myers
  14. http://www.examiner.com/fitness-trends-in-national/ken-ammi
  15. http://www.examiner.com/fitness-trends-in-national/ken-ammi
  16. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/obesity/DS00314/DSECTION=symptoms
  17. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machismo
  18. http://www.totalgymdirect.com/
  19. http://www.quantcast.com/richarddawkins.net#demographics
  20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlnVe934u38&feature=related
  21. http://dangerousidea.blogspot.com/2007/01/dawkins-ducks-craig.html
  22. http://www.truefreethinker.com/articles/richard-dawkins-cowardly-clown
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