Illusions and Myths
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By Paul Cox
This post is a wee bit of a cheat in that it is a rewrite of a Quackcast , but I have three lectures and board certification in the near future, so sometimes you have to cook the wolf.
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Winter is on its way (to the Northern Hemisphere) and with it comes myths of the common cold.
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick is the author of MMR and Autism , Routledge, 2004 (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA) ); and The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle , Routledge, 2000 (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA ). He is also a contributor to Alternative Medicine: Should We Swallow It?
<img alt="Photo: Andrew Zuckerman" src="/magazine/wp-content/images/17-11/ff_waronscience_f.jpg" title="War on Science" width="315" height="580" /> Photo: Andrew Zuckerman To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America.
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An advertisement for Prozac, from The American Journal of Psychiatry , 1995 It seems that Americans are in the midst of a raging epidemic of mental illness, at least as judged by the increase in the numbers treated for it. The tally of those who are so disabled by mental disorders that they qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) increased nearly two and a half times between 1987 and 2007—from one in 184 Americans to one in seventy-six.
This image is a “balloon race”.
Myth #6: "If you didn't learn a foreign language as a child, you will never be fully proficient in its grammar" | Antimoon.com© Tomasz P.
The concept of ideographic writing is a most seductive notion. There is great appeal in the concept of written symbols conveying their message directly to our minds, thus bypassing the restrictive intermediary of speech. And it seems so plausible.
Posted Nov 19, 2010 17 comments Conspiracy Theory lacks credibility because it has no history.
Beautiful piece of music using a Risset rhythm illusion to give the feeling of increasing tempo. by Jul 27