Deadly Medicine

The Science edition from the 24th of February also describes an online collection of “Twisted Science” exibits. It is about the online version of an exhibit of “deadly medicine” at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., documenting distorted science practices by Nazi scientists and doctors, in order to justify their “racial hygiene” policies, materialized in the murder of millions of Jews and other people considered inferior.  → Read more

A bit about the Unabomber & eco-terrorism

In his “Nothing is Sacred. Economic Ideas for the New Millenium”– a book I very much enjoyed, although that is not to say that I agreed 100% with the views stated in it- Robert Barro, one of the pre-eminent current economists and possibly an Economics Nobel Laureate not so far in the future, also talks about Al Gore’s “outrageous book”: “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit” and his extreme environmental positions taken there.  → Read more

Vote for the most annoying sound!

This is a very interesting scientific experiment designed to find out which noise people find most horrible. To be honest I’ve heard much nastier ones, but some of these will do as well: just put the sound at maximum when you listen to them… The site has also some interesting facts about sounds and what makes for a bad sound and the like.  → Read more

Pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

The controversy around the Intelligent Design (ID) theory being taught in schools in USA as an alternative view to evolution is certainly nothing like something new. It’s even been the subject of editorials, reports and articles in the prestigious journal Science for months now- and if something is in Science for so long you should have a strong suspicion that the academic community considers it a core matter.  → Read more