This is a really interesting talk on “living by numbers”. I’ve seen reference from other people on fitness blogs about sleep monitoring on a regular basis, and the idea that you can track personal health data and adjust your lifestyle to improve health (or reduce household CO2 emissions, etc.) is a nice ideal. I have a few reservations, however… Chris… Read more →
There’s an old slogan in Sydney: “Is that true or did you read it in the Tele?”. Now they’ve upped the ante to declare war on truth. The Herald published a funny piece taking aims at the “bogan” mentality, and the lazy consumerist mentality that follows the decrees of both populism and celebrity in the context of the latest climate… Read more →
No-one claims that any medical procedure is 100% foolproof. No-one claims that any one medicine can produce side-effects and adverse reactions. Lately, a well-used diabetes drug has been found to cause heart problems, with the problem exacerbated by the drug company’s shady dealings. Of course there’s room for oversight, and the conspiracy nuts, like stopped clocks, can be right occasionally…. Read more →
The outrage is manufactured. PZ Meyers has pointed to a quite articulate response to the outrage over the leaked emails. There’s no outrage like republican outrage, and Rush Limbaugh is particularly repulsive. Still, if you can control your gag reflex, I highly recommend watching this.
When it’s run by a stupid christian. Pharyngula has a nice summary of the visit by PZ Myers andÂ friends to the Creation “Museum”. He says that the layout is more like a theme park ride where you’re led through a sequence of “creation, corruption, catastrophe, confusion, Christ, cross, and consummation” – no exploring “exhibits” at random. This was not… Read more →
The graduate and family Originally uploaded by wamblicious Danya graduated with a first-class honours science degree from Sydney University yesterday. It only seems like a little while ago that he first came down to Sydney and crashed on my couch for a few months. He’s grown in many ways since then, and it’s a real pleasure to see him honoured… Read more →