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I heard there's some kinda E. coli outbreak. Anyway, links for you. Science: My contribution to the 'HUSEC41-strains-are-not-that-new' debateIn praise of model organismsThe importance of being medianWhen is MRSA not MRSA?Ancient cave women 'left childhood homes' Other: The Dismal Political…
I'll get to creationism in a bit, but first... Last week, Yves Smith started a wee lil' ruckus among progressives with a post titled "Bribes Work: How Peterson, the Enemy of Social Security, Bought the Roosevelt Name." In that post, she argued: Bribes work. AT&T gave money to GLAAD, and now…
Keith Kloor is having fun being kwuooeeeel to poor Joe Romm, simply because Romm is being an anti-scientific bozo pushing groundless fears of cancer-from-mobile-phones. Keith has a nice collection of links to sane people pointing out that there is no evidence of a problem. One of whom is Orac, in a…
Ugh. What a week. Links for you. Science: Perspective on the Parenting Debate: Rich Parents Don't Matter?Children's Genetic Potentials Are Subdued by PovertyThe shape of social progress - I Other: Too Bad Facts Don't Deter Anti-ChoicersThe danger of certainty (it really is astonishing just how…