Friday, November 28, 2014

America's Deadliest DA

For those who may have forgotten, that's what many have called former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham, now running for Mayor:


http://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/16/magazine/the-deadliest-da.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Moneyball for Government

The authors of a new book suggest taking an evidence-based approach to deciding on government policy.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/using-numbers-based-approach-end-political-gridlock-moneyball-government/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If consciousness is localized, why does my mind keep wandering?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

"Weltanschauung Schmeltanschauung!" -- James Morrow, *The Madonna and the Starship*

Monday, November 10, 2014

Scientists are undertaking to cure deadly mitochondrial disease with germ-line engineering. Hopefully, if proven feasible this will be treated as a social good rather than a commodity, so that it doesn't result in speciation between haves and have-nots.


http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/11/10/360342623/combining-the-dna-of-three-people-raises-ethical-questions

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Harvard Study: 70% of Non-Reciprocal Domestic Violence Is Initiated by Women, But Reciprocal Violence Causes More Injuries

This study pertains to young heterosexual couples:

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2005.079020