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Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 28 2010

Weekend Report

The weekend started off well – I won a raffle drawing at work!  Not to look a raffle win horse in the mouth, but it was a drawing put on by the new cafeteria company and the prizes were kind of hilarious. Biodork is the proud owner of an 18-pack box of single-serving low-calorie Pringles …

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Feb 27 2010

Homeopathy ER

This one’s older (June 2009), but it’s new to me.  I found this one via NeuroLogica through Skepticblog.

Feb 27 2010

Whistleblower Justice – Win!

I blogged earlier about the prosecution of Nurse Anne Mitchell in the Winkler Whistleblower case.  To review, Nurse Mitchell was fired from her job and brought up on charges of “improper use of information” when it was discovered that she reported a doctor, Dr. Rolando Arafiles, for engaging in questionable medical practices and hawking his …

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Feb 27 2010

Mom has a crush on Ricky Gervais.

I was talking with my Mom about Ricky Gervais, and she recommended this clip. Classic example of science being misrepresented to serve an immoral cause, right?  As always, the science is the science – it is neither good nor evil.  Science provides knowledge, and man does what will do (and has done), with that knowledge.

Feb 25 2010

Entropy and Evolution Art Exhibit

In the Star Tribune West Today section, there is a teensy little paragraph in the header that says “In Your Area:  Biology and science, as big art.” Oooo…sounds intriguing.  The brief write up goes on to list the where (Hopkins Center for the Arts – 1111 Mainstreet), the what (“Entropy and Evolution, Works on Paper”), the who …

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Feb 24 2010

WTF Barb Davis White?

Oooo!  Oh! Gah! WTF!?  Barb Davis White – hadn’t heard of her before.  Then I found this clip at the inimitable You’re Not Rosa Parks blog. http://www.4shared.com/file/228256298/f707573e/2-23-2010_12-42-25_PM.htm I don’t like her “unscientific idea-lology”.  Is she talking about MY Loring Park?  The Loring Park in Minneapolis that currently holds the largest free Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender …

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Feb 24 2010

Med school seems really far away today.

I’m following a Plan that is designed to get me into medical school (getting through medical school is an entirely different Plan).   I actually started this blog to document my journey from undergraduate and career gal to medical school candidate, and the closer I get, the more of an influence this journey will have on my blog entries.  But unfortunately, …

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Feb 23 2010

Evolution is Funny

Bill Hicks was one of my favorite comedians.  One of his pieces goes like this: Have you ever noticed that people who don’t believe in evolution look really unevolved?  They say “I buh-lieve Gawd made me in seven days.”, and I always think “Yeeeeah.  It looks like he rushed it.” In that spirit, I was …

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Feb 22 2010

Tiger, why are you apologizing?

Why do celebrities and politicians apologize after having extra-marital affairs?  Marriage is a private affair and often has nothing to do with what the offender is known for in the first place.  I was always in the “so what if Clinton cheated – let Hillary deal with that crap” camp.  Bill Clinton was a great …

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Feb 20 2010

I love my customers.

I just met a gentleman who wanted to sign up for the bookstore’s educator discount. While he was filling out the registration form, I asked what subject he taught, and he told me he taught high school biology, with an emphasis on ecology and evolution – Yeah! We traded favorite authors and podcasts (also, dude …

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