Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 31, 2007

Carnivalia and an open thread

Three announcements about blog carnivals of interest to my readers: Medical blogging: Grand Rounds, vol. 3, no. 19 has been posted at Envisioning 2.0. Science blogging: Tangled Bank #72 has been posted at Ouroboros. Skeptical blogging: The Skeptics’ Circle will be appearing tomorrow at Slicing with Occam’s Razor. If you’re a blogger who writes about…

There I was, puttering around the Internet trying to procrastinate while writing yet another grant, when I came across a truly inane article by Scott Adams arguing that the entire universe must be intelligent because processes that lead to products of intelligent (machines, books, etc., made by us) must also be intelligent. (At least I…

Dichloroacetate: One last time…

At the risk of irritating a fellow ScienceBlogger again, I thought I’d point out this little post forwarded to me by Norm Jenson as yet another example of exactly the inflated hype for dichloroacetate as a “cure for cancer” that will “never see the light of day” because it has little profit potential (and, by…