Medicine Politics Science

One more chance to support the NIH

Sadly, unlike my post a couple of hours ago, this is not an April Fools jest. Evolgen previously reported on the success of the Specter-Harkin Amendment in the Senate to change a completely flat National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget containing actual real cuts to the budget of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to one […]

Complementary and alternative medicine EneMan Evolution Medicine Science

Orac has a change of heart

You know, after all these years as a scientist, physician, and skeptic, I’ve been wondering. Perhaps it’s time to undergo a reassessment of my and philosophy. I’ve always been a bit of a curmudgeon, and it hasn’t really gotten me anywhere. My words appear to have no impact on the credulous. For example, perhaps I’ve […]

Blog housekeeping

Comment spam again

This is just to announce briefly that comment spam has once again reared its ugly head. Some spam comments are actually making it through the filters to be published here. I delete them as soon as I see them, but I’m dismayed that they’re getting through. As a result I may be tightening up the […]


Phil Plait mentioned in Science

Congrats are in order to fellow blogger Phil Plait (a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer) whose blog Bad Astronomy (a misnomer if ever there was one, given the amount of good astronomy he regularly writes about) garnered a favorable mention in the Netwatch section of Science. Hopefully this will bring Bad Astronomy to more of the masses.

Skepticism/critical thinking

The 2005 Pigasus Awards

The 2005 Pigasus Awards have been announced by The Amazing Randi himself. The categories: Category #1, to the scientist who said or did the silliest thing related to the supernatural, paranormal or occult. Category #2, to the funding organization that supported the most useless study of a supernatural, paranormal or occult claim. Category #3, to […]

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