Mike the Mad Biologist

Archives for August, 2007

The Anti-Defamation League reversed its previous position that held the genocide of Armenians wasn’t genocide yesterday. Sort of, anyway:

You might have heard of Family Security Matters, a rightwing faith-tank that has been embarrassed by one of their members, Philip Atkinson. He embarased them so thoroughly that FSM has purged all reference to him from its website (more about that, later). So what was the offending passage, given that FSM’s stable of commentators is,…

Why Democrats Matter: Public Health

The Massachusetts Public Health Association released a statement in July about the new budget for the Department of Public Health (pdf). You’ll notice that most budget items increase:

Bob Somerby noticed something during the most recent Democratic presidential debate (and it’s so hard to keep track of them all):

Josh Marshall describes his correspondence with a journalism professor who bashed blogs this weekend in The LA Times. Marshall writes:

The Cost of Operation Iraqi Clusterf-ck…

…to me. Or at least, to the residents of my congressional district. MoveOn.org has a district-by-district list of what your congressional district’s contribution to the Iraqi War and Occupation could have bought instead. For me, a resident of Massachusetts’ Eight District:

Some Sunday Links

Someone has to hold down the fort while the rest of my ScienceBloglings are frolicking in New York City. Here’s some science:

Shame on the ADL

The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League was recently fired by the national organization because he called what the Turks did to the Armenians in 1918 genocide. Three points:

I’ve discussed before how the misdiagnosis of viral infections, typically respiratory illnesses, leads to massive improper use of antibiotics. It’s a problem in the UK too. From ScripNews (subscription only):

I’m a Nerd!

A science nerd, to be precise: