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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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Politics

My Bill of Rights

Maybe you’re like me, tired of a government that does not seem to respect one of the founding documents of our nation, namely the Bill of Rights. Maybe you’re tired of Christian fundamentalists who do not see the placement of monuments containing the Ten Commandments on government property as a government endorsement of a specific […]

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Music

Random David Bowie lyric of the day

Why? Because I feel like it. So here goes… It’s on America’s tortured brow That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow And now the workers have struck for fame ‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again See the mice in their million hordes From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads Rule Britannia is out of bounds To […]

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Medicine

The 31st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

Yes, it’s that time again, time for the most dedicated skeptics of the blogosphere to gather once again to try to apply critical thinking in an environment where credulity is usually the order of the day, and dubious stories can proliferate and spread around the world in mere hours. This time, Abel Pharmboy is your […]

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Evolution Medicine

Medicine and evolution, Part 3: A trypanosome shows the way

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the principles of population evolution can be applied to premalignant lesions in order to predict which lesions would progress to cancer. This time around, I’d like to discuss how using evolutionary principles can provide insights to human disease that would not be as obvious or that would take […]

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