Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 14, 2006

I never knew that puppies liked logic and critical thinking. I always thought that they liked running, playing, eating, sleeping, and being petted. But, according to Janet Stemwedel, there is at least one puppy who is a budding skeptic, and bad reasoning and gullibility make him sad. She explains in the introduction to the 43rd…

More on the declining funding of R01 grants

I hadn’t planned on writing about this again after yesterday. The subject is profoundly depressing to those of us needing to compete for declining NIH grant resources with only a 9% chance of success the first time. However, given that Your Friday Dose of Woo will make an appearance tomorrow to make everything all right;…

With the latest edition of the Skeptics’ Circle due to appear later today, I’d just like to point out that I’ve become aware of two new skeptical blogs: Action Skeptics (I like its catchphrase, “Annoying stupid people, one woo at a time.”) The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News They’re worth checking out,…

One last September 11 post

For an unforgettable perspective on the tragic events of five years ago, watch this video. No further comment by me is necessary. The video speaks for itself.