I was at a meeting yesterday about antibiotic drug development, so this week’s links are a day late. Here’s the science stuff:
- Some colleagues and I write a letter to the FDA about the possible approval of the antibiotic cefquinome for use in agriculture.
- Global warming exists: ask the insurance companies.
- The Discovery Channel Store thinks girls hate science. Amanda, Lindsay, and Shakes disagree.
- Cornelia Dean writes an interesting article about some of the fundamental intellectual differences between lawyers and scientists.
- Don’t think that the Democratic victory will stop the Republican War on the Environment.
- The scandal at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is even worse than we thought.
- I post about the connection between good working conditions for nurses and MRSA.
- Esther Lederberg, discoverer of lambda phage, has died.
The other stuff:
- Matt Taibbi describes why no one will do anything with the ISG report.
- Perhaps the ISG commission wanted to show just how crazy Little Lord Pontchartrain really is…
- Glenn Greenwald describes the principal sin of the ISG report: it has misdefined the ‘center’ of public opinion.
- Bush still hasn’t figured out any specific goals for Iraq. That’s what he is going to tell us Dec. 18th.
- Digby writes about the relationship between Iraq and the Baby Boomer World War II fantasy. I don’t know whether to be angry or sad.
- An argument for impeachment: Bush is too delusional to function as president.
- Steve Gilliard thinks William Donohue is an anti-Semitic bigot. The Mad Biologist agrees.
R.J. Eskow declares war on the politicized Christmas.