Respectful Insolence

Archives for March 30, 2006

Random David Bowie lyric of the day

Why? Because I feel like it. So here goes… It’s on America’s tortured brow That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow And now the workers have struck for fame ‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again See the mice in their million hordes From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads Rule Britannia is out of bounds To…

The 31st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

Yes, it’s that time again, time for the most dedicated skeptics of the blogosphere to gather once again to try to apply critical thinking in an environment where credulity is usually the order of the day, and dubious stories can proliferate and spread around the world in mere hours. This time, Abel Pharmboy is your…

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the principles of population evolution can be applied to premalignant lesions in order to predict which lesions would progress to cancer. This time around, I’d like to discuss how using evolutionary principles can provide insights to human disease that would not be as obvious or that would take…

Tangled Bank

Another great edition of Tangled Bank has been posted at The Island of Doubt. (It’s hard to believe that Tangled Bank has been around now for nearly two years. Time flies.) What are you waiting for?