Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 18, 2007

LOL–what?

PZ seems to think that the whole “LOL” thing has gone too far. He may be right. In fact, I’ve even commented on it before. Even though I have a bit of trouble wrapping my mind around the whole “LOLCats” phenomenon and its various bizarre spinoffs, I do have to admit that I’ve found one…

Whatever criticisms I may have had for prominent atheists like Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris otherwise, one area that I’m totally down with both of them on is their criticism of the undue respect and consideration we as a society give to religious ideas. This consideration is rarely, if ever, based on the merit of…

Via Health Care Renewal, I’ve learned of a study that, certain people may be surprised to learn, troubles me. Published yesterday in JAMA, it is, as far as I know, the most comprehensive quantification of one type of tie between industry and academia, specifically how many department chairs have ties to industry and what kind.…