Monthly Archives: December 2011

Praying for health

This is pretty much the only way prayer can work.

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Blissful Blight Books

As a response to my recent post on Melanie’s Marvellous Measles, I received a comment from a Halifax Skeptic. He has created the perfect response. Blissful Blight Books with 3 new titles. And last but not least: Terrific. Thank you.

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Happy Solstice

The daylight hours increase.

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Necrotising Fasciitis and Varicella

In the research I did while writing my previous post about  the ‘miraculous’ cure of Jake Finkbonner, I learned about a connection between necrotising fasciitis and chicken pox. Many of the people who are anti-vaccine, or who promote themselves as … Continue reading

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Necrotizing Fasciitis and Kateri Tekakwitha

Necrotizing Fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection, one that can have severe consequences if not diagnosed early. Untreated necrotizing fasciitis has a poor prognosis; death or severe morbidity (for example, limb loss) is the frequent outcome. Data on the number … Continue reading

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Jesus in Melted Crayons

The latest Jesus appearance is in melted crayons. Tara Gomez and her son put a few colourful sticks in the oven as part of an arts and crafts project they wanted to try out. After cooling the mixture in the … Continue reading

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Science Mnemonics

xkcd has some new takes on some traditional mnemonics with some creative additions. With a special addition for the holidays.

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Cthulhu Solstice

This year, the Winter Solstice will occur at 05:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on December 22, and the Old Ones are coming. You can celebrate by singing (or screaming) some of your favourite Cthulhu Carols such as It’s Beginning to … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Existentialism

How do we know things?  

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens died yesterday of the oesophageal cancer that had plagued him for the past year and a half. Hitchens was a remarkable thinker and writer, considered by many to be the best essayist in recent times. I’m not going … Continue reading

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