The Skeptic’s Book of Pooh-Pooh points out an awesome news story on the danger anti-vaxers create for children in their communities. The anti-vaxers hypocrisy is also on display in their support of chemical castration for autistic boys.
Women continue to be kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered in Mexico. Despite the hundreds of victims that are likely the victims of one or more serial killers, the police aren’t doing anything about it.
As the AZ legislature slashes education funding across the state, especially at the university level, the AZ Republic has a timely article about the importance of research – even if it sounds ridiculous.
Lindsay Beyerstein explains that we do still need journalists and should be paying them – most bloggers provide commentary and synthesis, not reporting.
The role of partisanship in California’s economic crisis.
Something to have nightmares about: the rise of private policing in the US.
Dr. Isis’s fantastic post Boys Talk About How Girls Should Talk About Science…
It’s easy to consider a civil discourse when you’ve never had your ass grabbed by a colleague, been called “young lady” in front of your peers, or been asked about your reproductive plans. It’s easy to ask the participants to be calm, and minimize profanity, when you don’t have to keep in the back of you mind which which men to avoid at a meeting when they’ve been drinking.
FSP on “us and them.”