Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 6, 2006

Why? Five words: Battlestar Galactica season premiere. Baby. I may have to call the answering service and sign out to the on call surgeon for the show. Yes, I know it’s highly unlikely that any of my patients would choose to call me about something during those two hours, but why take the chance? That’s…

Call for submissions: The Skeptics’ Circle

The 45th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is due to appear on Thursday at The Inoculated Mind. The deadline is Wednesday; so get your best skeptical blogging sent to Karl. Instructions for submission, along with Karl’s personal take on the Circle, including areas that he hopes to emphasize, are here; more general guidelines, applicable to…

Your Friday Dose of Woo: H2Ooooooommmm

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There’s a reason that I don’t get seriously into blogging about politics that much, and this week reminded me why bigtime. For one thing, political bloggers are a dime a dozen, meaning that you have to be really, really good to distinguish yourself from the chattering…

The Ig Nobel

Well, the winners of the the evil Doppelganger of the Nobel Prizes, a. k. a. the Ig Nobel Prizes, have been announced, and more worthy winners I can’t think of: BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) — The sound sets teeth on edge, makes skin crawl and sends a shiver down the spine. Just thinking about it gives…