Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Stories

Stories that managed to capture my minuscule attention span this week:

The Chicago Tribune's excellent series on autism, desperation and pseudoscience: Here, here and here.

The scariest thanksgiving day parade float ever! (Courtesy of Jack from Fork and Bottle)

Can a Palestinian-American journalist/comedian married to a Jewish woman change the face of the Middle East Peace process? Some thoughts from Israel here.

The New York Times on how health is secondary at The Biggest Loser.

A pharmacist writes critically of naturopathic practices and the push to allow naturopaths to prescribe actual medications in the National Post (cross posted on Skeptic North) and in just 12 comments Godwin's law is confirmed.

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  1. I can't watch the Biggest Loser.

    My uncle died of a sudden cardiac arrest while exercising (and he was very fit). I see these people huffing and puffing, starting to feel faint, and as the doctor in the article said, I'm just waiting for something to go wrong. I've only seen about ten minutes of the show, and that's all I need.

  2. Anonymous10:07 pm

    Thanks for posting the autism article. I have a nephew with austism and we have been treating him with good training and a lot of love. He has come so far in the last few years that come September he will be starting school without the support of a therapist.

    We also have a niece that has several medical issues and lives in the U.S. Her morning breakfast starts with a fist full of pills. Why is it so many people look for the magic pill that will cure all when just good common sense and spending quality time with kids is all they need some times.

    Duane Leon