Top Doctors Ask Columbia University to Remove Dr. Oz from Faculty for “Promoting Quack Treatments and Cures”

Dr. Mehmet Oz isn’t just a TV host. He’s a real doctor (a good one at that) who holds a very credible position as the Vice Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery. That’s incredibly frustrating to leaders in the medical community since Oz has come to be known for his bullshit peddling as much as surgical abilities.

To that end, top doctors across the country wrote a letter to the Columbia University’s dean of medicine Lee Goldman this week, urging the school to distance itself from Oz:



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Science as the Ultimate Spoiler Alert

Have you ever been obsessed with a TV show but missed an episode? You go crazy trying to avoid spoilers, refusing to visit certain websites or talk to certain people. You’ll do anything to block out mentions of the show. You’re happy in your ignorance for the time being.

I imagine that’s what life is like for everyone at Answers in Genesis, all the time. Science is the ultimate spoiler alert and they don’t want their show to be ruined.

At least it would explain how this passage got through Creationist Ken Ham‘s latest article questioning how important evolution actually is:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 50: Dr. Susan Blackmore, Meme Researcher

Our latest podcast guest is Dr. Susan Blackmore, a writer, researcher, and speaker best known for her book The Meme Machine.

At the American Atheists 2015 convention in Memphis, Tennessee, Jessica spoke with Susan about the mystery of consciousness, Blackmore’s fascination with memes, and why she avoids most forms of social media.

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Thirty Meter Telescope Construction in Hawaii Postponed Because Opponents Want to Preserve “Sacred” Land

Construction on Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope, which would have the ability to see 13 billion light-years away, is postponed for the time being because protesters believe it’s being built on “sacred” land:



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Arkansas Science Teacher Awarded for “Green School” Initiative Says the Light of the Moon Affects How Plants Grow

A charmingly enthusiastic science teacher from Arkansas just received an award for helping her students learn about nature and environmental sustainability:



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