Brian Dunning’s Skeptoid podcast tackles cell phone radiation. (You can read the transcript at the link, in addition to download/subscribe to the podcast.)
The Pittsburgh Sports League, and the friends and teammates of Randy Pausch, invite you to participate in the Randy Pausch Memorial Flag Football Tournament Sunday, October 12 at the South Park Fairgrounds. You remember CMU professor Randy Pausch from his inspiring Last Lecture. He died at the end of July from complications of pancreatic cancer.
Sam Harris makes an interesting point about why Sarah Palin should not be on the ticket, saying:
Americans have an unhealthy desire to see average people promoted to positions of great authority. No one wants an average neurosurgeon or even an average carpenter, but when it comes time to vest a man or woman with more power and responsibility than any person has held in human history, Americans say they want a regular guy, someone just like themselves.
I am going to almost completely overlook his additional dismissals of her utilizing “sassy”, “fuss” and grandma status, because this statement about her averageness is truly the heart of the problem with Palin, not her gender. (oh, Sam.)
Do you need a mid-week fix of what I call “Awesomesnarky”? How about this fantastic takedown by Orac of a concerned citizen researcher (with a PHD from Wiki University) panicking and begging the NIH to Save Our Girls and Do Something about less than a milligram of Histidine in Gardasil? The arrogance of someone who admittedly knows nothing about medical research insisting that they’ve found something that actual medical researchers have overlooked is impressively huge. This might have exceeded the recommended dosage of Awesomesnarky, but at least it is polysorbate-80 free.