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Archives for September 19, 2008

Conscientious apathetic objection

Apparently, among some circles today is some sort of holiday. Its virus has apparently infected some of my fellow ScienceBloggers. I do not understand this holiday. I never really have. I tend to doubt that I ever will. Consequently, there’ll be no “arrrrr” here today, nor, most probably, on any future September 19. Consider me…

As a cancer surgeon, I maintain a particularly intense contempt for peddlers of cancer quackery. Although I’ve been fortunate enough not to have had to see the end results of it more than a handful of times in my career, women with bleeding, stinking, fungating tumors with widespread metastases that could have been treated if…