Respectful Insolence

Archives for April 1, 2006

Time to follow

What the heck? On April Fools Day, all the other SB’ers are doing this quiz, so why not? I am 11% Idiot. I am not annoying at all. In fact most people come to me for advice. Of course they annoy the hell out of me. But what can I do? I am smarter than…

R.I.P. Hal

R.I.P. Hal. At least you had a good romp before the end.

One more chance to support the NIH

Sadly, unlike my post a couple of hours ago, this is not an April Fools jest. Evolgen previously reported on the success of the Specter-Harkin Amendment in the Senate to change a completely flat National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget containing actual real cuts to the budget of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to one…

Orac has a change of heart

You know, after all these years as a scientist, physician, and skeptic, I’ve been wondering. Perhaps it’s time to undergo a reassessment of my and philosophy. I’ve always been a bit of a curmudgeon, and it hasn’t really gotten me anywhere. My words appear to have no impact on the credulous. For example, perhaps I’ve…