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Handheld Doctors

The presence of doctors in the post-TNG Star Trek universe has always confused me.  I mean when all you need to do is scan a patient with a small handheld device and get an instant diagnosis, what’s the point of doctors?  When a 1980′s cell phone sized apparatus and a sophisticated computer program running on [...]

Thank you internet…You’re my only hope

Yesterday my brother Steve was on the Dr. Oz show.   First I want to commend Steve for doing a great job.  He made great points and was very cool.  I found while watching the segment that my reactions to Dr. Oz were no where near as calm as Steves’.

Dr. Oz said:

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Immortality, Singularities, and the Kurzweil tribe

I’m an enthusiast for all things ancient as much as I am an enduring optimist for the future (except for the undying wheezing bloodless zombified remake/prequel/sequel/reboot machine that is Hollywood. I mean seriously, they remade The Mechanic. Why, for the love of Thoth???)

Inevitably, my interest in the future leads me to skate close to [...]

Crap-Based Medicine

Returning to the family of active blogs that touch all things SGU-related is Crap-Based Medicine!

The concept of this blog was the brainchild of Rebecca Watson as a quite humorous poke at Steven Novella (and company’s) newly-launched Science-Based Medicine. Have a look at the original post by “Dr Sexy”on CBM. For a little while there, [...]

Overdosing on Homeopathy: the 10:23 Challenge

This is simply too good not to share.

As part of the battle of wills and search for evidence, the JREF has thrown its support behind the fabled 10:23 Challenge.

Arguably the greatest challenge for skeptics is facilitating critical inquiry and calling out claims of the paranormal. Here is the JREF organizing on six continents [...]