Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 16, 2007

Science blogging anthology

Here’s an interesting concept that’s just been released for purchase, either as a digital download or as a bona fide book: The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006. It’s edited by fellow ScienceBlogger Bora Zikovic. Oh, and it happens to contain a couple of posts by yours truly. In any case, it’s…

One of the consistent themes of this blog since the very beginning has been that alternative medicine treatments, before being accepted, should be subject to the same standards of evidence as “conventional” medical therapies. When advocates of evidence-based medicine (EBM) like myself say this, we are frequently treated with excuses from advocates of alternative medicine…

Update on water intoxication death

A couple of days ago, I commented on the sad case of Jennifer Strange, the woman who entered a water drinking contest and died, apparently of water intoxication. While listening to the radio this morning as I got ready for work, I heard pundits discussing the case, and one of them stated that she had…