Respectful Insolence

Archives for February 19, 2007

Science merit badges for Orac!

This one’s been floating around the science blogosphere for about a week or two now. I tried to resist its pull, but finally I have given in and decided that, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, baby! In any case, I’m talking about a bunch of merit badges for scientists (a.k.a. “The Order of Science…

Apparently some librarians and parents are upset that a children’s book (which happens to have won the Newberry Medal, the most prestigious award in children’s literature) has, within its pages, the use of the word “scrotum.” The book, The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patronhas, been banned in some school libraries, mostly in the…

You know, I’m really tired of this. I’m tired of my fellow physicians with a penchant for spouting scientifically ignorant “attacks” on or “doubts” about evolution. It embarrasses the hell out of me around ScienceBlogs, and I really wish they would stop it. Sadly, it seems to be an increasingly long list. Although I first…