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Mitt Romney Isn't a Christian?
Being called a "non-Christian" by most "Christians" should be considered a compliment.
Counterfeit Drugs in the United States
Counterfeit cancer drug is only the "tip of the iceberg"
Like it or not, there was only one "poor" president in the 20th century!
Tocotrienol: The Other Vitamin C
The tocotrienol "family" of vitamin C shows promie in the treatment of a number of medical conditions.
The Fifth Amendment and Encrypted Data
An ongoing court case reveals interesting concepts about what constitutes self-incrimination in the "digital age."
Meditation: 12 Hours After the End of the World
OK, the world didn't end after all. Take hope, religious fanatics and UFO hunters: there's always next year.
High Court Affirms the Right of "Free Speech"
The Westboro Baptist Church has multi-million dollar judgment against it set aside on First Amendment grounds.
Genetics and Childhood Leukemia
A recent study from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital suggests that genetics, rather than socio-economic factors, are involved in childhood leukemia treatment failures.
Create a Portable, Personal, Workspace with a USB Flash Drive
Creating a portable workspace on a Flash Drive allows you to work from any computer but still keep your files private.
Learning to Program in C++ Using Web Cartoon Maker
Web Cartoon Maker makes it easy for school-aged children, and even some childish adults, to learn computer programming.
Learning Computer Programming with Celestia
In this lesson, you will learn how to modify Celestia's "start" script to make it more personalized.
Learning Computer Programming with Celestia
In this series, you can learn the fundamentals of computer programming while you get a refresher course in astronomy.
Google Chrome 9.0
Google's "Chrome" browser includes features that users of other web browsers can only hope for
Learn Computer Programming with Squeak and Etoys
Etoys is a learning environment elementary school, and even for childish adults
Computer Science for the Middle and High School Grades
The free "Alice" and "BlueJ" programs introduce "real-world" programming to middle and high school students.
Introduction to the Fundamental Principles of Medical Statistics
Medical statistics is a complex subject, but it doesn't have to be incomprehensible!
The Great Vaccination Hoax: One Year Later
Even though he has been exposed as a liar and a fraud, the True Believers in the Gospel according to Andrew Wakefield haven't given up.
New Test "Promising" for Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
Initial results published in the British Medical Journal are "exceptionally promising" that a new blood test could revolutionize detection of fetuses with Down Syndrome.
Does God Hates Nine Year Old Girls?
Fred Phelps and Company plan to slither into Tucson for the funerals of those killed in Saturday's shootings
Learning Computer Programming from Scratch
"Scratch" not only makes computer programming an educational experience, it makes it fun too.
Learning Computer Science in Elementary and Junior High Schools
Software-based tools can teach the fundamentals of computer science to Elementary School kids. And its free!
Susana Martinez Sworn in as New Mexico Governor
Take your pick: a "New Day" or "New Ringmaster at the Santa Fe Circus"
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act seeks to ban discrimination based upon a worker's genetic predisposition to some medical conditions.
Residential Burglary Shatters Family's Christmas, and Future
A "simple" break-in threatens to ruin a woman's career before it could begin
Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010
The lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010 will be viewable from any pint in North America.
Advertising for Patients
A look at how one questionably effective treatment for Multiple Sclerosis is marketed online.
A "Fountain of Youth Drug" Found?
Despite the sensationalism in the news media the facts about lelalidamide, the supposed 'Fountain of Youth Pill,' don't support the contentions.
British Study Links Aspiriin to Lower Rates of Cancer Deaths
Although far from conclusive, a study published this week in Great Britain finds evidence that daily aspirin may reduce deaths from many cancers by as much as 30 to 50%
Google Writes a Book
With so many non-compatible e-book formats available, the consumers will wind up paying for everyones mistakes.
Ancient Aliens: The Series
"Ancient Aliens: The Series" documents how desperate some cable TV channels are trying to raise their ratings.
Barack Obama, "Sputnik Moments," and Dr. Strangelove
Barack Obama's "Sputnik Moment" speech, history, and Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece
Carotid Artery Stents
Carotid Artery Angioplasty with Stenting is Useful in Some Less-Than-Ideal Surgical Candidates
Three Essential Skills for Web Authors
Emerging technologies will create a demand for web authors who are familiar with web technology.
A False Alarm on ET
Discovery of primitive bacteria proves that life could have evolved under harsh conditions.
Google Releases Google Earth 6.0
The latest version of Google Earth delivers much more than just geography.
Give Yourself a Free Christmas Present
Open source projects mean you don't have to pay for overpriced, buggy, Microsoft products.
More Free Software for Christmas
Stellarium and Celestia can answer just about any questions you might have about the night sky.
Free Software as a Christmas Gift
Two freely available Open Source software projects could save you money this Christmas
Introducing the World Computing Grid
The World Computing Grid is yet another opportunity for Internet users to contribute to some worthy projects.
The Mars Exploration Laboratory
NASA's Mars Exploration Laboratory (MEL) lets you explore Mars fom the comfort of yur home.
Discovering Comets with Your Personal Computer
Looking for previously undiscovered comets is easier than you might have thought, thanks to the Internet and a pair of NASA satellites.
The Zooniverse Project offers the you the chance to do 'real science' with your personal computer.
Give Me that Online Religion Round 2
The competition for the title of "Most Ridiculous Prophecy of All Time" is heating up.
Give Me that Online Religion Round 1
A review of one of the untold thousands of web sites that try to "save your soul" before the beginning of God's Great Tailgate Party.
Long Odds on Jesus of Nazareth
The argument that there is an "overwhelming probability" that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah is, at best, laughable.
The Internet and the Disabled
If you would like an idea of how difficult using the Internet cab be for the disabled, try a few of these experiments.
Public Heath Enemy Number 1: Obesity
Obesity is now the number 1 pubic health problem in the United States and within a few years will kill more Americans that smoking.
Medical Journal Officially Retracts Report Linking Autism, Childhood Immunizations
The British medical journal "Lancet" has retracted controversial report after review board finds its author deliberately misrepresented data
Metabolic Syndrome: Natural and Alternative Medicine
Metabolic Syndrome affects millions of Americans. Fortunately, several natural/ alternative medicine products have been demonstrated to be effective in managing this condition.
Author J.D. Salinger Dies at 91
Author of the controversial
Catcher in the Rye
dead at 91.
Florida V. Samantha Burton
Can the State compel the individual to accept medical treatment against his or her will, even though that person is mentally competent to refuse such treatment?
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Are They Moral?
As a society, we often refuse to confront issues of morality as they apply to health care. This essay provides a short review of assisted suicide and euthanasia as moral questions that must be resolved.
New Mexico Finally Wins Silliest State Title!
I take it all back: There is a God after all!
Why I Do Not Believe in Miracles
How can I believe in something that I cannot prove to be real?
Hispanic Folk Medicine Practitioners
An overview of the practitioners of Hispanic folk medicine in the United States
The "Top Ten" Myths of Alzheimer's Disease
They sound believable, but a little research goes a long way in proving each one wrong.
Why Judas Iscariot Wasn't a Sinner
A demonstration that "what you think" is no guarantee that "what you think is always right."
Personal Reflection: Why Me, God? III
Round 3, and I'm already behind on points.
The Next Generation of Artificial Heart Technology
Patients who received Thoratec's HeartMate II device report fewer complications, better quality of life.
Personal Reflections: Why Me, God?
The second stage of my attempt to understand why, and possibly, who.
Getting "Worked-up" for Alzheiner's Disease
A personal experience report on what is involved in either making, or excluding, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
The Person You Really Hated to See Go: 2009
You know it's been a bad year when the only two interesting celebrity deaths were a porn star and a member of congress.
Personal Reflections: Why Me, God?
If rain falls upon both the good and the wicked, why does my life look like monsoon season in Sri Lanka?
"End of Life" Care and Health Care Reform
Forget the euphemisms and doublespeak, the "march to affordable health care" is starting to sound like jackboots on cobblestones.
Using Stents in Aneurysms
Endovascular Stenting is becoming more widely accepted in the repair of aneurysms in the chest and abdomen.
Osteoporosis Drug Shows "Promise" in Treatment of Breast Cancer
Fosamax, already approved for the treatment of osteoporosis, appears to have a therapeutic effect in some forms of difficult-to-treat breast cancer.
Complimentary, Non-traditional, and Alternative Medicine
Should Congress force the rest of us to pay for something without proof that it might actually work?
Thoughts on the Ethics of Health Care Reform
Health care "reform" is coming. It would be nice if someone in Congress would consider the ethical issues involved.
CDC Publishes New Mammography Study, Recommendations
Use of mammography as a screening exam in younger women challenged.
Why Rehabilitation Hospitals Are a Good Thing
Some people think that rehab hospitals are a waste of resources. I was one of them until I found out what they can accomplish.
Surviving Brain Injury
A brief account of the obstacles one might face when recovering from a significant brain injury.
Free Online Courses in Biblical Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at Yale University has published two excellent courses in Biblical Studies
Another Round of History Trivia
This one is a little harder, I give it a 6.5 out of 10.
Just Another Modest Proposal
A few more thoughts on why the US Congress is the biggest threat to your health.
On the Origin of Stupidity
A philosophical and historical inquiry regarding the last great plague to threaten humanity
The Baucus Health Care Bill
A few thoughts on this proposed legislation
A Little More Easy Trivia
I'm feeling generous, so try these easy ones
Book Review: The Power of Stupidity
Finally, a textbook of human stupidity.
Who Wants to Be a Czar?
If you think all this Czar stuff is getting a bit tiring, read on.
Medical Isotope Supply Cannot Meet Demand
Thanks to short-sighted planning at the federal level, some medical procedures are being delayed
Swine Flu Redux
How to tell this "crisis" from a hole in the ground.
Homeland Security Strikes Again
It's enough to make you nostalgic for the good old days of John Ashcroft.
I rate this one at a 6 out of 10.
I Think It's Still Legal
A few things that are still legal. At least they were legal the last time that I looked.
The North Korean Missile Test
North Korea's recent test of a long range ballistic missile may have been a significant event, but it wasn't a step closer to nuclear Armageddon.
An Immodest Proposal
This idea makes more sense than anything else in the so-called Economic Recovery pork barrel.
Indiana Jones and Barney Fife
Why does the Great Obama Economic Plan sound more and more like Business As Usual?
Another Prophecy Revealed
This one can't be any more ridiculous that the rest of that New Age garbage.
Bring Back the Roman Senate
Here's a novel idea: how about selecting senators based on merit and capability rather than on popularity with semi-literate voters?
New Mexico Regains Lead in Silliest State in the Nation Competition
The Road Runner and Coyote cartoons can't even come close to the laughs you can get by watching the 6:00 PM news.
The Confederacy had it backwards: throw the rest out and keep the better parts for yourself.
Eric Holder's Role Models
If these are the people the Attorney General admires, it's going to be a long four years.
A Rational Anthem
It may be over a century old, but it still rings more than true.
Obama's Economic Recovery Plan is Wrong Way to Go
The fine line between incompetence and stupidity has been erased by the Obama administration.
Political Trivia Pop Test
A Political Science 101 pop test for cynics.
What a Difference a Week Can Make, Round 2
More thoughts on the New York Times, budget deficits, and Barney Fife (oops! I meant Barney Frank).
President Obama Unveils New Scoring System for NCAA Final Four
Suppose Obama's "tax reform" plans were applied to the NCAA tournament.
Impeach Cristopher Dodd for Stupidity
It's a good thing that stupidity isn't a crime. If it were, all we ever to is hold election 4 times a year.
HR 1105 and Other Taxpayer Ripp-offs
HR 1105 is yet another example of why "public servants" are an endangered species.
Musings from the Meltdown
The best way to solve the financial crises would be to sell Congress into slavery, but we can't what it would cost to get someone to take them.
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