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Archives for May 27, 2007

Holiday weekend carnivalia

I’ve been a bit remiss in my blog carnival plugging; so here’s my chance to make up for it. Here are some carnivals worth checking out: Carnival of Bad History #14: The Backlog Edition (The name speaks for itself.) Carnivalesque #27 (Ancient, medieval and early modern history.) Tangled Bank #80 (Science.) The Creation Museum (The…

From the sublime to the ridiculous

Recently, I discussed a story by the BBC news show Panorama about the Church of Scientology and its ridiculous anti-psychiatry museum. Unfortunately, the show doesn’t always do things right. Over at Bad Science, I find how badly Panorama messed up a story on Wi-Fi, claiming health dangers on the basis of bad science and interviews…

Over the last couple of months, I’ve written periodically about cancer research and the complaints that the present system of funding grants and of peer review stifles innovation, as well as whether ideas for which there is some evidence but which fall out of the mainstream are given a fair shake. My overall take has…