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Archives for August 22, 2007

R.I.P. Perry DeAngelis

It’s been brought to my attention that Perry DeAngelis, regular contributor to The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast, member of the New England Skeptical Society has passed away unexpectedly at far too young an age. I don’t know any of the details, although as a regular listener to the Skeptics’ Guide podcast I knew…

Essential reading on HIV/AIDS denialism

Fellow SB’er Tara Smith, and academic neurologist Steve Novella have written an essential primer on the dangerous pseudoscience and quackery that is HIV/AIDS denialism. It’s published in PLoS and is entitled HIV Denial in the Internet Era. It makes a number of excellent points about the deadly quackery that is HIV/AIDS denialism, including how its…

Thanks to Blake, I now have The Enemies of Reason, Part 2: My review of this episode is below the fold. I managed to BitTorrent the episode and watch it on my laptop on my flight back from Chicago last night. If you don’t want to be influenced by my opinion before watching, watch the…

Best. Headline. Ever.

This has nothing to do with science, but this has to be the best headline ever: British dwarf’s penis gets stuck to hoover Original story here. Even better, the dwarf in question goes by the stage name Captain Dan the Demon Dwarf. I don’t think there’s anything to add here.