Archive for April 2008

On Scientific Dissent

Apr 21st, 2008 | By | Category: Evolution

Ready? Prepared to have your mind blown? (cartoon via xkcd) Ideas are tested by experiment. That’s all there is to science. This is the only bar an idea must be taller than to take the ride of science as a legitimate hypothesis. An untestable, unknowable, incomprehensible supernatural force is required for the existence of living […]

Vytorin (Ezetimibe/simvastatin) Doesn’t Work; You Wouldn’t Know.

Apr 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Medicine

In the past few months, I bet you’ve seen at least one ad like these. When I first saw these ads, I was impressed. Most direct-to-consumer drug advertising is loathsome, filled with moronic non sequiturs–what does kayaking have to do with a nucleoside analog used to treat herpes–or simply build up anxiety about a problem, […]