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Monthly Archive: July 2011

Jul 24 2011

The University of Arizona Med School adds Integrative Medicine

From UA’s website (emphasis mine): The track will focus on integrative medicine – healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (mind, body and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. IM emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both complementary and alternative, seamlessly blending conventional medical training with other modalities for …

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Jul 24 2011

Tall women more likely to get cancer, study finds

From CNN: Researchers followed 1.3 million middle-aged women in the United Kingdom for several years, and found the risk of cancer increased by about 16% for every 4 inches or 10 centimeters of increased height. But the question remains, why? According to Jane Green, a clinical epidemiologist at Oxford University and the lead author of …

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Jul 23 2011

Different types of polyamory

A lot atheists automatically think of Mormonism and Islam when you mention “polyamory.” It tends to conjure up images of oppressed women being forced into unwanted marriages with little say. That or HBO television shows. But that’s really polygamy, which isn’t quite the same of polyamory. Polyamory is focused on love and consent. Though I’m …

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Jul 23 2011

Jen reads her hate mail

For your viewing pleasure, inspired by the similar video Richard Dawkins did (though I lack the awesome accent): This is post 33 of 49 of Blogathon. Pledge a donation to the Secular Student Alliance here.

Jul 23 2011

Harry Potter and Skeptical Thinking

I already talked a bit about why it’s okay to like fantasy stories like Harry Potter even when you’re a skeptic. But I’ll go one step further – Harry Potter has a lot of great skepticism in it. Think about it. Even though their world is based on magic, they have their own version of …

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Jul 23 2011

Bill O’Reilly is a misogynistic moron

What’s new, right? Here’s what Bill had to say about the recent recommendation that birth control be subsidized: “Many women who get pregnant are blasted out of their minds when they have sex. They’re not going to use birth control anyway.” Yep. Women only get pregnant because they’re drunk sluts who don’t care about birth …

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Jul 23 2011

How effective are energy drinks?

This is a question I’m pondering more and more as the night goes on. Last night when I was preparing for Blogathon, I asked people for energy drink recommendations since I usually don’t try them. While recommendations for everything under the sun rolled in, a couple people remarked that most energy drinks rely on pseudoscientific …

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Jul 23 2011

A guest appearance

Jason: *starts chatting on Google video chat* Me: Who’s that? I didn’t give you permission to chat with anyone. Jason: Don’t you recognize his voice? John: Who’s that? Me: That’s Hemant! …From Friendly Atheist? John: Never heard of him. Me: Ouch. Hemant: I’m going to go back to taking off my shirt now, bye. No, …

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Jul 23 2011

How to cure feminism

According to the purported manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, who recently confessed to being responsible for the Norway killings: 1. Limit the distribution of birth-control pills (contraceptive pills): Discourage the use of and prevent liberal distribution of contraceptive pills or equivalent prevention methods. The goal should be to make it considerably more difficult to obtain. …

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Jul 23 2011

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat did I just watch?

I know it’s only 8pm, but why wait until 3am for surrealist insanity? …WTF, Japan. WTF. It’s all downhill from here, folks. This is post 27 of 49 of Blogathon. Pledge a donation to the Secular Student Alliance here.

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