Colorado Trip

(In which I talk about my personal life; if you don’t know me, you probably won’t be interested.) [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=docs:%2F%2F0B8UgPT-5KBymZG5hXzV0MEZXNk0&output=embed&w=425&h=350] I just got back from a trip to Colorado. J’s friend M got married on Friday, and we were invited to Silverthorne, Colorado for the ceremony. We were (rightly, I think) concerned about the flooding… Continue reading Colorado Trip

Miscellaneous · Science · Skepticism

I’d Rather Have a Long List of Scary Warnings than Nothing at All

I recently participated in a coversation—or maybe I’m conflating two or more conversations, but no matter—in which my interlocutor said that she prefers alt-med natural remedies because mainstream drugs all have a long list of scary potential side effects. But when I asked whether alt-med drugs actually lower cholesterol or help prevent heart attacks or… Continue reading I’d Rather Have a Long List of Scary Warnings than Nothing at All

Geek · Miscellaneous

In Defense of Gussie Fink-Nottle

For those who may have forgotten, Gussie Fink-Nottle is a character in the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse. He is the series’s stereotypical nerd: socially inept, a teetotaler, and physically unimpressive. His most memorable trait, however, is his fascination with newts. buy kamagra cheap Clearly Wodehouse tried to find the least interesting subject he could… Continue reading In Defense of Gussie Fink-Nottle