Monthly Archives: May 2013

Is President Obama here?

I haven’t heard about any scheduled visits to Omaha but I just saw Air Force One fly overhead (above Starbucks on Center St) on route to Offut AFB, clearly landing. Perhaps it’s just a quick visit to SAC after touring … Continue reading

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Applied Nate Silver – slowdown

It’s been two weeks since I reported my progress on weight loss and so here’s the update. I’ve definitely slowed down, both doing less calorie burn in exercise (partly due to doing real biking and strength training which have no … Continue reading

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My hostility to nutrition scolds

You might wonder how I got off on some much whining about the nutrition “experts”. After all I’ve now spent over six months working very hard (and succeeding) on my own excess weight which, at least partly, does involve my … Continue reading

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The nutrition nannies are never satisfied

The rightwing constantly complains about nanny state and ever now and then I agree with them, a little. Mostly denouncing the nanny state is a smokescreen for brutal social policy so the rich can get their taxcuts and thus totally disingenuous. … Continue reading

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Christians Must Confront Scientific Illiteracy, But They Won’t

This article is interesting but utterly impossible. Cheers to Charles J. Reid for even saying what he says, but I hope he has good body guards to keep him away from being burned at the stake. After all he has … Continue reading

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Bought bigger tent and smaller clothes

Seems like I’m going in opposite directions – well, I am but for different reasons. When I first went cabin-fever crazy here I just grabbed all my old backpacking stuff and threw it in the car and headed south. Turns … Continue reading

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Human cloning is not the bogeyman – 2

In my previous post I mentioned what I labeled as a silly book (How to Defeat Your Own Clone), but now that I have a copy I’m finding it interesting and different than I expected. With a lot of humor the … Continue reading

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Human cloning is not the bogeyman

The announcement that scientists have done a sufficient amount of creating a human clone to grow the blastocyst to sufficient number of cell divisions to extract stem cells has created the predictable reaction from the mythology-based community. According to them … Continue reading

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Read studies carefully

You can do it! You don’t have to be a PhD researcher or a rocket science. You merely need to read carefully and thoughtfully and perhaps occasionally look up a word or two. I say this because writers in the … Continue reading

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What determines life’s outcomes?

This is an interesting study I just stumbled on. The short of it is that genetically identical mice with more-or-less identical environment developed significantly different activity profiles. And these differences showed in actual brain development (determined after the poor mice … Continue reading

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