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  •  Nice advice sjb. I am laughing too hard (2+ / 0-)
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    sjburnman, maybeeso in michigan

    to even think of a reply longer than: 'Read, read more, read f***ing more. Then start commenting.'

    Somehow I don't think he will equal your first diary hitting the rec list - which it deserved :)

    Very cool Sagan quote, btw. While I always get more peeved by the religious nonsense, absurd science is far more prevalent than many folks realize.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sat Jun 09, 2012 at 08:39:29 PM PDT

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    •  That's a great reply! (1+ / 0-)
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      Thank you for your kind remarks.  As for the prevalence of absurd science, I think it's always dangerous when non-scientists (or scientists paid to support a particular agenda) start going on about what the "data" are supposedly telling us.

      If you haven't read Sagan's "The Demon Haunted World" I highly recommend it.  As for my living science idols these days, Neil deGrasse Tyson is at the top of my list.  I have great respect for that gentleman and there are lots of great videos of him around to enjoy.

      Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

      by sjburnman on Sat Jun 09, 2012 at 09:00:02 PM PDT

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      •  Good, I prefer to be at least somewhat (1+ / 0-)
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        constructive.  I am behind on reading - way too many on the list. It might be a good thing to check on Sagan, he was always more grounded than most. I tend to choose books that challenge my beliefs. - could use some supporting ones. Definitely will check out Tyson, the name rings a faint bell I want to investigate.

        John Ioannidis MD is my idol right now. Partly because mainstream medicine has actually been willing to, um, take some medicine! Alliance for Human Research Protection review  on his work and the 11/10 Atlantic article that introduced him to mainstream America.

        If it makes you question your doctor, that is a good thing.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Sat Jun 09, 2012 at 09:36:51 PM PDT

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        •  You've been more than somewhat constructive. (1+ / 0-)
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          You have successfully turned me on to this fascinating research.  I have not finished the Atlantic article yet, but I will in just a bit.  I will also be checking out other materials on the good doctor this weekend.  It would seem that you pick your idols well.

          Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

          by sjburnman on Sat Jun 09, 2012 at 11:02:47 PM PDT

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