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How many epidemiologists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Robin Ince just asked if I know any epidemiologist lightbulb jokes. I wrote this for him. How many epidemiologists does it take to change a lightbulb? We’ve found 12,000 switches hidden around this house. Some of them turn this lightbulb on, some of them don’t; some of them only work sometimes; and some of them […] …read more

No, the HPV vaccine does not cause promiscuity

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By Scott Gavura Today’s post isn’t about the flu vaccine, but that vaccine played a part in bringing you today’s topic. It seems that this year’s vaccine is a mediocre match for the circulating strains of influenza, and I was one of the unlucky ones in whom it didn’t appear to provide much protection. After spending several […]

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Scientists challenge ‘Abominable Snowman DNA’ results

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By Steven McKenzie A theory that the mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal has been challenged. Last year, Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes revealed the results of DNA tests on hairs said to be from the Abominable Snowman. The tests matched the samples with the DNA of an ancient polar […]

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Tea Party Nation on GMOs. Brace yourself

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I receive about 10 emails per day from Tea Party Nation. These emails are summaries of individual blog posts from the TPN site which have been vetted by TPN leadership. Today, I received one about Monsanto and GMOs. Janet Klein writes: Are GMO’s from Monsanto that is in food and never LABELED DANGEROUS FOR US […]

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St. Paul’s visions: Temporal lobe epilepsy?

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In the Bible, we learn that Saint Paul had many ecstatic visions. He’s not the only one who had visions, or seizures, or other symptoms of neurological disease, you’ll see below. D. Landsborough proposes that Paul suffered from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, and examines the Biblical evidence in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry: Neurological […]

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