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Archives for June 7, 2007

An embarrassing way to die

This is about as bad a way to go as I can think of. No cell phone is worth it.

The definition of a big meeting

As I mentioned a few days ago, I was at the ASCO Meeting over the weekend, arriving home Tuesday evening. ASCO has to be, as far as I can tell, the largest cancer meeting in the world. How big? 30,000 or so attendees big. Hundreds of sessions and talks big. Filling most of McCormick Center…

It’s that time again, time for a respite from the annoying credulity that permeates the blogosphere. Indeed, that credulity has even invaded Respectful Insolence in the form of two–count ‘em, two!–homeopaths invading an old throwaway post about homeopathy and a woo-meister in my recent chelation post. I need a nice bracing shot of skepticism. On…

Date: June 4, 2007, 2 PM CDST Place: University of Chicago’s bookstore Depressing. At what is supposed to be a bastion of science, we find Michael Behe’s latest tripe on the same bookshelves as Stephen Jay Gould’s books (see the shelf below). On the other hand, Creatures of Accident looks potentially interesting. Still, I’m disappointed…