Hurrah! Cure for Alzheimer’s Discovered!

Yes, I'm doing that "sensationalist headline" thing the popular news media is so famous for.But ... I hope this is true. It would be damned cool if it was. At the same time, I've learned — not as a scientist, because I'm not one, but as a reader of news and onetime newspaper editor — that what you read in headlines is often misleading. And you can't even trust the stories that follow.But here it is: Breaking News from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine … [Read more...]

A Magnitude of Horror, Inhumanly High

One of our human failings is that there are plenty of things we can know intellectually without feeling them viscerally. You can go to a dozen funerals, and not be very deeply touched by it all, until someone you really love dies. You can read or hear about the Holocaust in high school history class, and even see pictures of death camp inmates, and not really have any least idea about what the whole thing means until you walk through the Holocaust Museum, holding the card of a little kid who was … [Read more...]

Coincidence? I think NOT.

After Neil deGrasse Tyson posted a request on Facebook on Monday, asking for things he might say to President Obama on Tuesday ... I hardly ever ask questions on this wall, but I feel compelled: Tuesday I’ll be at the White House. If you had one sentence for the President, what would it be? ... and I replied on Monday with my ABCD by 2023 idea ... Mr. President, let’s amp up U.S. science education by devoting ourselves as a nation to an Apollo-type program in medicine: Launch “ABCD by 2023” to di … [Read more...]

Church Claims God Heals, Gov’t Heels God Claims

According to a BBC story, Great Britain's Advertising Standards Authority concluded that a certain downloadable leaflet was misleading. Healing on the Streets (HOTS), the group distributing the misleading message, was banned from spreading it.The claim?God can heal you. … [Read more...]

Sikh sect sick over lame Leno lark

India is up in arms over a joke made by Jay Leno. Judge the heinousness of it yourself:httpv://youtu.be/WfGlyjY5bJURight. In the midst of a very mild joke about Romney's summer home, Leno flashed a brief image of the Temple of Amritsar, the "Golden Temple," in the state of Punjab in northern India.  … [Read more...]

Announcing: Save The Christians!™

My atheist brothers and sisters, I have seen the light. At last I understand the true threat. And I need your help.Last week in South Carolina,  former House Speaker and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich laid into the media for its ugly inclination against Christians. … [Read more...]


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