Monthly Archives: February 2019

Thoughts On The Cohen Hearing

Since everyone else is doing it, some thoughts on the Cohen hearings: I’m still kind of amazed this from Cohen’s testimony didn’t get more play: He once asked me if I could name a country run by a black person … Continue reading

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Links 2/27/19

Links for you. Science: The Wristband that Gives You Superpowers Widely Used Neuroimaging Analyses Allow Almost Any Result To Be Presented As A Successful Replication, Paper Claims Phage Therapy: A Renewed Approach to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Biologists are trying to … Continue reading

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This Is ‘Seven Days In May’ Level Sh-t

From an early release (Tues. night) of Michael Cohen’s testimony (p. 10): He once asked me if I could name a country run by a black person that wasn’t a “shithole.” This was when Barack Obama was President of the … Continue reading

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Vaccination And Today’s Republican Party

We can, once and for all, put to rest the falsehood that anti-vaccination beliefs have a left-wing bias. From the great state of Texas (boldface mine): Texas state Representative Bill Zedler doesn’t understand the fuss over the resurgence of infectious … Continue reading

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Links 2/26/19

Links for you. Science: Science in Puerto Rico Still Recovering After Hurricane Maria Arctic fever: Zombie climate myth must die Move Over Great White Shark: A New Shark Rules South African Waters The Secret History of Women in Coding In … Continue reading

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Feinstein’s Green New Deal Alternative Is Par For The Course

Which is to say that it’s insufficient. Before we get to her proposal, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein caught a lot of deserved flack over the weekend for her response to child protestors linked to the Sunrise Movement (boldface mine): But … Continue reading

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Links 2/25/19

Links for you. Science: Around 2,000 Artifacts Have Been Saved From the Ruins of Brazil’s National Museum Fire In space, NASA heard astronaut’s immune system scream What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? This New Shipworm Predictable Molecular Adaptation of … Continue reading

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Simpler Is Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic

I don’t know what to think about Paul Krugman. Back in the day, he was one of the few prominent voices who opposed the Iraq War, but since then, it seems Krugman argues left until a good policy stands a … Continue reading

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Links 2/24/19

Links for you. Science: Reproducibility in behavioral assays Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli Outbreak Associated with a Potluck Party — North Carolina, June–July 2018 ‘For God’s sake, vaccinate your children’: Measles survivor still feels the effects after 69 years Anti-vaxx propaganda has … Continue reading

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Pre-Nihilist Policy Making: Differences Matter

It’s hard to remember in the era of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, but the official Republican position on any policy question was’t nihilism. While it’s currently acceptable for one party not to pose any solutions at all (for just about … Continue reading

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