2016-09-17 In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed
A group called “Students for Justice in Palestine” is spreading the Nazi worldview
across college campuses all over the U.S., and has been warmly embraced by those students who
call themselves “progressive.”
2016-09-11 Long exposure of fog flow
Several minutes under moonlight; a study in fluid flow that is also a lovely photograph.
2016-09-04 America’s Shocking Maternal Deaths
The Times editorial casts our alarmingly high rate of maternal death in childbirth
as a political problem. But even a cursory reading of the original research reveals that it
is largely due to obesity.
2016-09-03 Gene Wilder: Actor, Comic Genius, and Lover
David Henry Hwang provides an intimate glimpse of the late actor.
I see Wilder is usually referred to as a “comic actor” in obituaries, and this
is not unfair. But his layered, disturbing psychological portraiture is what
fascinated me in his performances.
2016-08-16 Deceptive statistics on iatrogenic deaths
A favorite ploy of medical and nutrition quacks is to quote
studies that report high numbers of deaths in hospitals due to
“medical errors” as a way to cast suspicion on the medical
establishment as a whole. But these impossibly large numbers are the
result of poor methodology and sloppy definitions.