Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 14, 2007

A truly pointless way to die

After competing in a water-drinking contest to win a Wii for her children, a young mother died of water intoxication: SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A woman who competed in a radio station’s contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coroner’s office said Saturday.…

I think I like Doctor Who better this way…

…or at least the Cybermen would be more entertaining: Now, if I could only see a Dalek episode redone this way. Imagine how the Daleks would sound. (Hat tip: Jody.) And while I’m doing the Sunday Doctor Who thing, who ya gonna call?

Oh the shame!

I’ve lamented numerous times (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) about the sometimes painful ignorance of biology and evolutionary theory that’s all too common among my fellow physicians, an ignorance that leads to truly embarrassing forays into the “debate” over the pseudoscience of “intelligent design” versus the real science of evolution, an example of which includes…