Links 6/9/12

Links for you. Science:

David Plotz is Fundamentally Wrong On Science and Engineering, and It Matters (must-read; also see this and this)
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
South Korea Surrenders to Creationist Demands
Complete Genomics Announces Restructuring Plan and Review of Strategic Alternatives (simply reinforces my belief that the first widespread clinical use of genomics will be microbial, not human)

Other:

White people gone wild (when will we do something about degenerate suburban culture)
‘Simplistic Keynesians’ still right about the economy
U.S. Child Poverty in International Context (my thoughts on the study here)
Government regulation that actually works
Six days in Israel, 45 years ago: My Israeli general father knew the 1967 war was an opportunity for peace.
BIOTERRORDOME: BU PUTS THE DIS-EASE IN DISEASE (somewhat hysterical, but you have to get buy-in from the community; BU has failed miserably at that)
Brilliant diversion
A Hidden Economic Ideology: Six Flaws In The CBO’s New Report
Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded (it has nothing to do with ‘qualms’ and everything to do with controlling female sexuality–they will find something else to complain about)
So you walked back in through a bolted door and did it all again
Warning to US Journalists: Do NOT Ask Difficult Questions of Powerful CEOs
PROSPECTUS FOR SILICON VALLEY’S NEXT HOT TECH IPO, WHERE NOTHING COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG.
Serf Pride

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One Response to Links 6/9/12

  1. dr2chase says:

    re: drowning does not look like drowning.
    And if at all possible, get some training on water rescue, because it’s not intuitive. Had junior lifesaving from an ocean lifeguard, he was moderately hardcore, always hammering on “1 drowned person is better than 2″ (*). The only time I ever fished anyone out of the water (years later), I forgot some of the rules and moves (because, surprise surprise, you do stupid stuff in haste), and what saved my ass was that the victim was only 4. Didn’t let go of my neck till I was standing on dry land and he was dangling in the air. A panicky adult might have been serious trouble.

    (*) I was the largest kid in the class, so for my test, I had to rescue HIM. I passed, not because I rescued him, but because he never got a panic-hold on me, and I kept trying till I had had enough and quit. They said I looked green. Not inexperienced-green, worn-out-and-beat green.

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