Archives for July, 2007
A colleague has told me about some interesting data that people are far less likely to request an antibiotic for a chest cold than for bronchitis even though they’re the same thing. With that in mind, here’s something from the archives.
While lots of people swear by the power of tea, I had no idea it was seriously viewed as a something that led to urbanization. From The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (p. 94-95):
The Democrats aren’t doing any better funding stem cell research–or any other research. Empty pockets at the Next Hurrah writes:
You knew it had to happen: a LOLcatz internet quiz.
Again. ScienceBlogling razib discusses some noises various biologists are making about levels of selection (I’ve touched on this topic before in the context of group selection). Sweet Baby Intelligent Designer, save us from this madness.
By way of Brad Delong, I stumbled across this column by Washington Post editor Ruth Marcus calling for merit pay for teachers. Centrist Democrats, particularly those who suffer from a touch of Compulsive Centrist Disorder, have been pushing this since the early 80s. And it makes no sense to me.