Respectful Insolence

Archives for November 22, 2006

Dr. DB needs to be hit hard

So hit him. Hit him hard. He’s 40,000 hits away from 1,000,000 visits. Help get him over the top. Given that I’m starting to get in that range (866,000 hits as of this morning), here’s hoping someone will help me out in around two or three months, which is when I estimate that I’ll be…

RNA therapy for autism?

Fellow ScienceBlogger Alex Palazzo has discovered autism quackery. I’m hurt. I’m hurt because apparently Alex doesn’t read my blog. (Just kidding; I don’t read every ScienceBlog, either, although I do read many of them and peruse the Last 24 Hours Feed regularly for topics of interest.) If he did, he’d know that simply giving useless…

This time around for 48th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, a skeptic by the ‘nym of decorabilia presents his Last Will and Testament to the Circle, and bequeaths his worldly possessions to his fellow skeptics: I am old and tired, my son. I feel the creeping chill of death in these creaking bones. I smell…

A few days ago, I posted a response to another physician who was not happy with me, no, not happy with me at all. What made him unhappy was the vociferousness with which I criticized the creeping infiltration of woo that is insinuating itself into medical school curricula and expressed dismay at the threat that…